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The Wolverines Are:
Darcy LeYear - on lead vocals, lead guitar & harmonies
Chris Doyle - on keyboards, vocals & harmonies
John Clinton - on drums, vocals & harmonies

 
 
 
Wolverines Sail For Kids tour Finished

Well the Wolverines have completed their Sail For Kids Tour and left over $35,000 behind with the communities in the towns where they played…. Along the way there have been some very sad & touching stories, like Jesse from Eumundi who at 15 has a life expectancy of just 2 more years, or the Rocky Special School which had its only bus smashed, and then in Gladstone there was the Bradley Wolf Brave Heart Foundation, and in Cairns, sisters who lost their Mum just before we arrived… We hope we have helped a little.

On the sailing front conditions (and temperatures) slowly improved as we came north. From freezing cold on the NSW coast, we can now enjoy ideal conditions in the Whitsundays where we perform at Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island Race Weeks.

The Wolverines would like to thank everyone who rocked up to the concerts, especially those who dug deep to help the kids & Kids’ Charities in each town.

Well the Wolverines have completed their Sail For Kids Tour and left over $35,000 behind with the communities in the towns where they played…. Along the way there have been some very sad & touching stories, like Jesse from Eumundi who at 15 has a life expectancy of just 2 more years, or the Rocky Special School which had its only bus smashed, and then in Gladstone there was the Bradley Wolf Brave Heart Foundation, and in Cairns, sisters who lost their Mum just before we arrived… We hope we have helped a little.

On the sailing front conditions (and temperatures) slowly improved as we came north. From freezing cold on the NSW coast, we can now enjoy ideal conditions in the Whitsundays where we perform at Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island Race Weeks.

The Wolverines would like to thank everyone who rocked up to the concerts, especially those who dug deep to help the kids & Kids’ Charities in each town.

Contact details: INTERVIEWS BOOKINGS: Costa Atzemis 02 98196411
John Clinton m 0419 221 156 Mobile: 0417220380
wolve@wolverines.com.au  costa@artistnetwork.com.au 
www.wolverines.com.au  www.artistnetwork.com.au

 
WOLVERINES SAIL FOR KIDS TOUR
They’re at it again - following the great success of their 2003 Sail for CF Kids Tour, the Wolverines are once more sailing north - Sydney to North Queensland and all ports in between. This time it is the Wolverines Sail for Kids Tour, designed not just as a concert tour, but also to raise awareness and funds for less fortunate children along the way.

The first concert (6th July) will be held at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. After the show the Wolverines will board their 52ft Beneteau yacht HOLY COW! and, along with their entourage, head north.

HOLY COW! will be accompanied by other yachts making the trip north for Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks, and just to spread a few smiles, before each gig the Wolves will be giving some disadvantaged children the opportunity for a sailing experience. Then they will be up on stage to put on one hell of a show at night!

As well as performing at each venue, the Wolverines will conduct a short auction during interval, to raise funds for a needy child or a local children’s charity. The Wolves have produced a signed, limited edition canvas print to auction each night (along with other donated items).

The tour comes on the back of the Wolverines signing a deal with One Stop Country to exclusively distribute the Wolverines latest albums – Good Time, Making Tracks and Wolverines and Roses.

“We are very excited about working with The Wolverines” said One Stop Country manager, Katania Young. “The band has such an amazing ability to bond with their audience. Their tongue in cheek humour and dedication to make music fun really connects them to their fan base. They are constantly on tour and with One Stop Country’s reach to retail stores in regional Australia, we feel that this will be a great union.”

The Wolverines have previously brought Cystic Fibrosis under the spotlight with their hit song "65 Roses", but the trio want to do more to help children in need. This new tour will snake its way up the coast to Cairns, ending at Silkwood in Far North Queensland.

In the lead-up to the Sail For Kids Tour, the Wolverines will perform at the first ever Stampede Festival at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast June 23.

Please support the ‘WOLVERINES SAIL FOR KIDS TOUR’, at one of the following venues throughout July and August:

JULY
Fri 6 - Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, New Beach Road, Darling Point, NSW
Sat 7 - Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, NSW
Sun 8 - Gosford RSL, Gosford, NSW
Wed 11 - Port Macquarie Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW (Bookings ph 02 6580 2300)
Thu 12 - Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sat 14 - Pine Rivers Memorial Club, Brisbane, QLD
Sun 15 - Southport RSL, Southport, QLD
Thurs 19 - Caloundra Power Boat Club, Caloundra, QLD (Bookings ph 07 5492 1444)
Fri 20 - Hervey Bay Boat Club, Hervey Bay, QLD (Bookings ph 07 4128 9643)
Sat 21 - Joe’s Waterhole Eumundi, Eumundi, QLD
Sun 22 - Brothers Sports Club, Bundaberg, QLD
Thu 26 - Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (Bookings ph 07 4922 1862)
Fri 27 - Magpies Sporting Club, Mackay, QLD
Sat 28 - Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone, QLD (Bookings ph 07 4972 2244)
Sun 29 - Biloela Hotel, Biloela, QLD
AUGUST
Thurs 2 - Bombay Rock, Townsville, QLD
Fri 3 - Brothers Leagues Club, Cairns, QLD
Sat 4 - Mareeba RSL Club, Mareeba, QLD
Sun 5 - Silkwood Hotel, Silkwood, QLD

For interviews, photos or further information, please contact Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy at RUM Entertainment
rum@rumentertainment.com  ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460

Booking & Tour Agent – Artist Network Australia
costa@artistnetwork.com.au  ph 02 9819 6411
Trade inquiries – One Stop Country
www.onestopent.com.au
www.wolverines.com.au
 
One Stop Country signs The Wolverines
One Stop Country is proud to announce they are the exclusive distributor for The Wolverines latest albums – Good Times, Making Tracks and Wolverines and Roses.

“We are very excited about working with The Wolverines” said One Stop Country manager, Katania Young. “The band has such an amazing ability to bond with their audience. Their tongue in cheek humour and dedication to make music fun really connects them to their fan base. They are constantly on tour and with One Stop Country’s reach to retail stores in regional Australia, we feel that this will be a great union. Getting their music to their fans.”

The Wolverines are well known for their work with charities, and the trio are about to set off on their Sail For Kids Tour. The tour, starting from Rushcutters Bay in Sydney, snakes it way up the coast ending at Silkwood in Far North Queensland. In true Wolverines style, the tour will raise money for Kids In Need.

The next month will be a busy time for The Wolverines with the preparation of their Sail For Kids Tour, and their performance at the first ever Stampede Festival at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, June 23rd.

The Wolverines Good Times, Making Tracks and Wolverines and Roses are proudly distributed by One Stop Country.

For further details please contact One Stop Country manager, Katania Young at
katania_young@onestopent.com.au  or on 07 3276 2754.
PO Box 870
Mt Ommaney QLD 4074
For publicity and media details, please contact Rebecca McCarthy at RUM Entertainment at
rum@rumentertainment.com  or 02 4285 1641

 
RECOGNITION AT BUSH BALLAD AWARDS AND VICTORIAN & NATIONAL CM AWARDS
RUM Entertainment would like to recognise Reg Poole, Wolverines and Sovereign – all winners over the past couple of weeks at two award ceremonies.
Reg Poole was named Male Vocalist for his stirring tribute song ‘A Tribute To Slim’ at the 2007 Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards, held at Bungendore. The song is from his current album FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY.

Receiving Group of the Year at the National Country Music Awards held at Whittlesea, were the Wolverines, for their hit single ‘Angel Eyes’, taken from their latest album GOOD TIMES.

And proud Victorian band Sovereign, were awarded the Victorian Country Music Awards Victorian Group Of The Year for ‘It’s My Town’, off their WILD ONE album.

All albums are available at all good record stores.
FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY – Reg Poole
www.regpoole.netfirms.com
GOOD TIMES - Wolverines
www.wolverines.com.au
WILD ONE – Sovereign
www.sovereignmusic.com.au
 
WOLVERINES CLEAN UP AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
The Wolverines had a rewarding time at the recent Tamworth Country Music Festival, with over sixteen great shows, helping raise money for a variety of charity organisations via the 11th Wolverines Poker Run and inaugural Wolverines Charity Luncheon, and even helped promote literacy/reading to children.

On top of this, they were awarded at the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards for Best Song ‘Angel Eyes’ and Best Album ‘Good Times’.
 
The album was produced by Louie Shelton, with his son Matt Shelton continuing the success, penning the award-winning song ‘Angel Eyes’.

The Wolverines will be touring at a town near you, so check out your local gig guide.
GOOD TIMES – out now at all good record stores
www.wolverines.com.au
www.peopleschoiceawards.com.au

Further information:
Publicity - RUM Entertainment ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460 rum@rumentertainment.com
Bookings – Artist Network ph 02 98196411 fax 02 9819 6466 (m) 0417 220380
costa@artistnetwork.com.au
(L-R Chris Doyle, Louie Shelton (album producer), Darcy Le Year & John Clinton
 
The start of 2007 sure looks like being a great one for the Wolverines.
Their current single UP & DONE DIED is #8 on the Top 30 Country Tracks chart.

Taken from their latest album GOOD TIMES, the theme keeps rolling, as they have received four finalist nominations in the 2007 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards for Best Album, Best Group or Duo, Best Heritage Song with THE BALLAD OF YOUNG BOBBY DALE (written by Brenda-Lee Heathcote) and Best Song for their first single ANGEL EYES (written by Tim Shelton).

They have also been named finalists in the 2007 Victorian & National Country Music Awards for Group & The Trailblazers Heritage Award.

You will be able to catch them in concert throughout the Tamworth CM Festival at their home the Tamworth Services Club, with family shows included.
www.wolverines.com.au

GOOD TIMES – OUT NOW!!
Further information contact:
RUM Entertainment
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
rum@rumentertainment.com
www.rumentertainment.com
 
You can request UP & DONE DIED by logging onto
www.countrymusicchannel.com.au

Further information:
RUM Entertainment
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
rum@rumentertainment.com

www.rumentertainment.com 

 
 
WOLVES #1

It’s official – the Wolverines have a number #1 hit on their hands – ANGEL EYES.
Country radio has embraced one of Australia’s leading country bands and proven that even though they may look like ‘bad boys’, they’re really angels in bikers clothing.

ACMEC Records would like to thank ALL RADIO & PRINT MEDIA for helping the WOLVERINES achieve #1 with their single ANGEL EYES on the COUNTRY TRACKS TOP 30.

Taken from their new album GOOD TIMES, it has been a heavenly ride on the charts for the boys (Darcy, Chris & John), since the release of the album earlier this year.

May the good times continue to roll.
GOOD TIMES is now available through SANITY and all good record stores.

GOOD TIMES ROLL FOR WOLVERINES

The Wolverines are back with their finest album to date.
“…..this album is a pure example of the dynamics of this unique band.” Capital News Feb 06
A “Good Time” is what you expect when you go to a Wolverines’ Gig and with their latest release, GOOD TIMES, it’s exactly what you can take home!!!

Produced by respected Nashville hitmaker Louie Shelton, at his Gold Coast Studio - the songs range from their original Wolverines country rock sound through to the subtle ballads.

“…..the definitive release that really captures the band’s energy and diversity.” Capital News Feb 06

Released through the CMAA’s Independent Record Company of the year ACMEC Records, it’s a fine twelve track album featuring standout tracks Up & Done Died, This Tattoo, The Man I Used To See, The Ballad of Young Bobby Dale, and the Dale Juner penned Bundy Haze.

The first single to radio is the strong ballad ANGEL EYES (written by Matt Shelton, son of Louie) – lyrically it explores the regrets of true love left behind, musically it epitomises fresh, modern country.

GOOD TIMES is their fifth album and from previous accolades including a Golden Guitar, ARIA Gold Record, 3 x ACE Awards and 4 x MO Awards, you can see why the phenomenon of the Wolverines is not slowing down.

Radio have been adding the new track ANGEL EYES to their playlists, including a number of influential stations such as CMR (Country Music Radio Network), KIXFM QLD, SMA (Satellite Music Australia) and Ray Hadley 2GB.

Keep an eye out for the April issue of CapNews with a feature article on Darcy, Chris & John.

And as their version of the Merle Haggard classic asks ‘Are The Good Times Really Over’…hell no!!!
Let the good times roll with the Wolverines
www.wolverines.com.au     
www.acmecrecords.com


GOOD TIMES (ACMEC053) – out now – ACMEC Records
For further information:
RUM ENTERTAINMENT
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461
(m) 0439 730 460


rumentertainment@bigpond.com

 
Mo Award Winners 2004
TROY CASSAR-DALEY, Melinda Schneider and the Wolverines have taken top country honours at this year's "MO" Awards announced in Sydney last week.
Veteran country star and Country Music Roll of Renown inductee Jimmy Little was announced as joint winner (with Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeme Goble) of Classic Rock Performer(s) of the Year.
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club an often "country" venue was named NSW Variety Venue of the Year.
 
After 12 yrs. of courtship Kay Ruprecht has finally said yes to a marriage
proposal from Chris Doyle.  Congratulations to both!!. 
Chris is now moving to Tamworth
 
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This  year the band has gone from strength to strength and toured extensively taking their show across Australia and abroad.  January, and the boys enjoyed an extremely successful Tamworth Festival not only performing to a packed ’Dungeon’ at the Services Club every night, but also entertaining kids at their family shows during the day.  Next stop was Western Australia and the Boyup Brook Festival, where the sandgropers were given their first taste of partying the Wolverine style.   After touring most of eastern Australia, Tassie was next to play host to the Wolves as they sold out their Wrest Point and Country Club Casino shows.  Then it was off to the land of the long white cloud where the Wolverines headlined the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards held in Gore.  This prestigious event was attended by the  Prime Minister of NZ and Mayor of Gore who loved the show so much she also bestowed the honour of presenting them with the keys to the city! And of course, no tour would be complete without taking time out to spend  with the kids from the local Primary Schools.  
The demand for Wolverines at an immense variety of events and functions is at an all time high. The size of the gig doesn’t matter to these guys – whether it is appearing at a major festival for 40,000 fans or in a country pub with a hundred in the audience – the show and positive, good-time attitude remain the same. Festivals, pubs and clubs, country shows and rodeos, B & S Balls, children’s concerts, corporate and sporting functions and events – any gig requiring full-on, quality good-time entertainment is a Wolverines’ gig. 
Of course, the biggest news for the Wolverines this year is the release of their debut single with their new record label, ACMEC titled ‘65 Roses‘. This partnership is the culmination of a long alliance with Arthur and Pat Laing who are not only the exclusive booking agents for the Wolverines, but also own ACMEC records.   Together with the boys, they joined forces with the L.J.Hooker network to promote ‘65 Roses’ which tells the story of a small boy who could not pronounce Cystic Fibrosis - the condition which afflicted his sister and affected his entire family.  
The Wolves recorded the song to raise awareness and research funds for CF with a percentage of all sales being donated to the association. 
And it looks like they will achieve this objective! It received the support of 2UE’s Ray Hadley who played the single on his program and was inundated with calls from the public who were either affected directly or indirectly from CF.   He was not the only announcer to experience this sort of public reaction.   Gerry Warren from Stereo 974 in Melbourne said he played the song on his Sunday program and received lots of calls from his listeners relating personal experiences with CF and requests to play the song. He did this 2 hours later and this time the number of calls doubled which made him declare “I have never had a reaction like this in my 10 years on radio”.   The single is receiving so much attention and support that it is currently racing up the ARIA Charts
The band is already laying down tracks for their forthcoming album which will hopefully be released in October.  ‘65 Roses’ is just a taste of what’s to come, so if you like the single you’re going to love the album!  
Buzzwords have become trendy in recent times.   Maybe one day soon the creators of trendy language will stumble upon the fact that the word Wolverines actually means partyin’, dancin’ and havin’ a good time and of course, carin‘.  

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