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Albi & The Wolves

Albi & The Wolves are soul filled, energetic, electric, and beautiful and they pride themselves on pushing the limits of what three musicians can do within the string band format. The trio create a huge sound using only an acoustic guitar, an electric violin, a double bass, their three voices, and a stomp. These instruments are played by Chris Dent (the proud albino front man Albi), Pascal Roggen, and Micheal Young respectively and each member contributes to the music from broadly different musical backgrounds. 

The band is renowned for their great stage presence and the motionless dynamic within their shows that they have evolved by touring New Zealand extensively. Their songs stand out on their own too as the band recently won the Best Folk Artist 2018 TUI at the New Zealand Music Awards for their debut album One Eye Open. So whether it’s Woodford Folk Festival in Brisbane, Australia, or a humble homestead in rural New Zealand, the band bring their world-class sense of humour with them, wherever the music goes. 

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Albi & The Wolves Announce Single, "I'd Go Anywhere"

“I’d Go Anywhere,” the new single from New Zealand three-piece Albi & The Wolves, explores the heartache of falling out of love. Both endearing and tragic, the tender duet’s dreamy string arrangements and soft acoustic guitar intertwine as male-female vocals sway back and forth, speaking to one another in a heartbreaking tongue.

Albi & The Wolves Announce Single, "This Is War"

This Is War”, the new single from New Zealand Americana trio, Albi & The Wolves, rallies the frustrations of being taken advantage of by a person and makes a prolific stand, once and for all. The liberation of writing “This Is War” and its upbeat, churning grooves rise throughout the melody, sifting through the scattered ashes of an unhealthy relationship and walking away with dignity. 

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"Albi & The Wolves hit a sweet melodic strain of folk music" [7.16/19]

Post To Wire

"it’s ("I'd Go Anywhere") a full blown, heart on your sleeve love ballad" [7/15/19]

Under The Radar NZ

" The soft folk duet, with the big booming upright bass, is disarmingly romantic" [7/12/19]

Jonathan Aird, Americana UK

"This is comfort music, steeped in tradition and familiar sonic presets, but still alive, vibrant and satisfying in the moment.”

Ruben Mita, Radio 13

"it’s both moving to witness the passionate, vocal unity of a large, diverse, foot-stomping group of people"

Bridget Freeman, The Hook
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Photo credit: Jane Blundell From L to R: Pascal Roggen, Chris Dent, Micheal Young Download larger image
Photo credit: Ivan Karcezewski From L to R: Pascal Roggen, Chris Dent, Micheal Young Download larger image
This Is War album artwork Photo credit: Jane Blundell Artwork credit: David Robertson Download larger image


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On Tour

Nivara Lounge Hamilton, New Zealand

The Common Room Hastings, New Zealand

Isis Asheville Asheville, NC

Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse Chattanooga, TN

The Mussel Inn Onekaka, New Zealand

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