The Wolves have sprung out of old & new friendships. The amalgamation of four musical careers that span a wealth of genres and experience. This band has evolved its music from a mutual appreciation of blues, funk, R&B, soul and taken it somewhere new & fresh. You’ll certainly hear references to all the Kings ; BB, Albert & Freddie but at the same time there’s nods towards The Meters, Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal & Wilson Pickett.
It seems an eclectic mix but the general message from the band is forcefully around ‘the groove’. This is the funky side of the blues !
The Wolves are a timeless combination of guitar, bass, drums, Hammond & a little blues harp thrown in for good measure, but that mix is fast becoming greater than the sum of those parts.
The band have actively avoided being another blues cover band and draw their original material predominantly from the pen of CJ Smith their infamous Hammond guru and vocalist. CJ's illustrious musical career can be seen here...
2013 saw The Wolves release their debut live album "A Piece of Cake", the title track of which was played by Paul Jones on his Radio 2 show with Paul enthusing "I really like that !"
In the final analysis this band is four friends having a great time.