Wolfe brothers to rock the Wimmera

AUSTRALIA's Got Talent grand-finalists The Wolfe Brothers will perform alongside Lee Kernaghan at the Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong on April 26.

The country rock band has had a meteoric rise from Hobart's pubs to television stardom and is now Kernaghan's support act and backing band on a national tour.

Bassist Tom Wolfe said band members were looking forward to their visit to the Wimmera because of the enthusiasm they had encountered from regional crowds throughout the tour.

"I've probably noticed definitely the more regional we get, the wilder it can get," he said.

"They're very appreciative of you coming; everyone can go to capital cities, so they're very appreciative of you coming and playing for them."

He said a feature of regional tour dates was the interaction with people from the area.

"We've made a lot of friends on the road and they're all good salt of the earth type of people real people pretentious people don't get far with me," he said.

After touring for much of 2013, Wolfe said it had been an easy decision to extend the band's time on the road.

"It's been great. We started last year and had six to eight months of solid bookings. We had so many sold-out shows and so much fun and that's where these dates are coming from."

Wolfe said touring with Kernaghan, who had been a long-time inspiration, was one of the band's best experiences.

"Mate it's awesome, he's such a cool dude," he said.

"Where we come from down here in Tassie, we made our bread and butter by playing pubs and rodeos and to do it on the level with him and actually call him a friend is awesome."

Wolfe admitted the long tour had made band members miss home.

He said any time off was spent with his brother and guitarist and lead singer in the band, Nick, at home in Tasmania on the fruit farm which has been in the family for nearly 120 years.

Despite being away for long stretches, he insisted they were the 'four luckiest blokes in Tassie'.

The Wolfe Brothers have a new album coming out soon which is yet to be titled.

Wolfe said the challenge had been trying to replicate the band's live energy in the studio.

"One comment we got this year was that we don't capture what we do live," he said.

"So it's all about capturing the energy and the vibe of the four of us and that's something we're really focusing on."

Tickets for Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers are on sale from Harvey World Travel Horsham.

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