The Wolfe Brothers
Any history of The Wolfe Brothers that doesn't begin four generations ago isn't quite complete. The revered country duo, comprised of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, have become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and steady ascent to Australian country music's upper echelon. Part of their rise has been due to talent, and a lot of it due to hard work. But the truth is that music is in The Wolfe Brothers' blood. "We come from four generations of farmers and musicians," Nick explains. Their father, the man who encouraged them to start playing and helped facilitate their first shows in their early teens, was a rock drummer. His father played saxophone, touring around the brothers' home state of Tasmania with a family band. And his father — Nick and Tom's great-grandfather — was a fiddle player.
If the musical gene was already in Nick and Tom's DNA, it was their parents who brought it to full bloom. Their father guided Nick to the guitar and Tom to the piano, perhaps with "the intention of starting a band with us," as Tom says. And their mother filled the family home with music, exposing her children to 90s country staples like Garth Brooks and Billy Ray Cyrus. It was almost an inevitability that the Wolfe family home would produce two of Australia's finest country musicians.
Over 5 million streams (and counting), a #1 airplay hit with a debut single release, top of Spotify’s Fresh Country playlist for a record 18 weeks, and over 8,000 fans utilising ‘RAISED LIKE THAT’ on their Tik Tok’s. Heck, if this is any indication, James Johnston has well and truly arrived and is set to blow the doors off the country music worlds hinges with the release of his second single ‘SMALL TOWN’.
A country boy born and bred in Wingham; James Johnston has built a sound that is capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere. His latest single ‘SMALL TOWN’ is a song of yearning: to return to his roots, away from the bright lights of the city skyline to the endless starlight of the bush. A sentiment his loyal fanbase are sure to resonate with.
Johnston’s recent activity on the live circuit has seen him play to huge crowds garnering stand out reviews. From performances at Pro Bull Riding events, to festival’s including Bush to Bay Festival and Savannah In The Round, the praise has been encouraging with Mareeba Express stating “Performing at his first ever festival, Johnston – the voice behind the massive breakout hit ‘RAISED LIKE THAT’ was exceptional during his main stage performance on Friday afternoon. This man is going places. Make no mistake – this man is headed for a career in Nashville.”
Luke's reputation for his unique, non stop, hi energy performances at major Race Day's, Rodeos, Music Festivals, Weddings & Corporate Events has sparked a rise in popularity which has seen him called to support such iconic bands as The Black Sorrows, Diesel, Shannon Noll and ARIA Hall of Famers Mental as Anything.
Luke continues to entertain the crowd, with his bookings extending to various locations throughout the United States including the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX as well as continuing to be involved in many major events at home.
After an overwhelming amount of ongoing support, positive feedback and continuous bookings near and far, Luke made the decision to take the next step and took his original music to the US, where he recorded and produced his songs with Kenny Royster (Hurricane - Luke Combs) at Direct Image Studios in Nashville.
Luke’s passion to perform and entertain, inspires more new material, with plans to record and release many more of his original songs.
There are artists who can write a hit song and there are artists who are a hit with live audiences, and Bella Mackenzie combines all of this to be a dynamic artist and performer. Bella is one of Australian Country Music's hottest rising stars hailing from Mackay, Queensland.
The Mackay artist’s debut single, Dance In The Rain, was released in May 2020 and the follow-up, Ain’t For You, came out in April 2021 and both continue to receive high rotation on radio stations across the country.
"Known as the songbird found on the mighty Thomson River, Corinne is no stranger to the stage having now performed for many years. A born and bred country girl it comes as no surprise that she loves country music.
In more recent times Corinne has found the courage to share a piece of herself and life story through songwriting. She will draw you in with her performance that may draw a tear one moment and have you laughing the next."
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