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Nothing Bad About Howlers With Big Hearts

Who: Wolverines
Where: Cessnock Supporters Club
When: Friday October 29, 2004

THE WOLVERINES were once branded the ``bad boys of country''.

In fact, the three men behind the band are big supporters of children's charities.

The Wolverines' hit single 65 Roses went gold in September 2001 and sold more than 35,000 copies in Australia.

It climbed to the top of the pop charts in New Zealand.

Not only was it a huge hit for the group, it raised awareness and research funds for cystic fibrosis.

The Wolverines' fight for the cause continues.

Recently, during a concert at Airlie Beach in Queensland, they raised about $2500 for a child who had cystic fibrosis.

Wolverines' drummer and vocalist JOHN CLINTON said the band took pride in donating to the cystic fibrosis cause and visiting sick children in hospitals.

``Some of the suffering we've seen has been dreadful,'' Clinton said.

``We wanted to do something to help.

``We have a talent, and it's been our way of communicating with them.

``We get a real buzz from it.'' As one of the most successful acts in the Australian country music scene, The Wolverines have attracted numerous accolades over the years.

These include the GOLDEN GUITAR AWARD for best group or duo and MO AWARDS and ACE AWARDS for best country group.

In April, The Wolverines returned to the charts with the album Making Tracks. Including radio favourites That's The Price of Love, Living On The Right Side Of Town and Simply Walk Away , the album has been touted as their best release yet.

Fans continue to lap up The Wolverines' past releases, with their albums Gonna Ride All Night and Feel The Need To Ride still selling well.

Since forming nine years ago, The Wolverines have won fans across Australia with their blend of tongue-in-cheek humour and hard-hitting country rock.

They are renowned as a group of seasoned performers who deliver a memorable live experience.

``We put on a good show,'' Clinton said.

``Whether we are playing to 40 or 40,000 people, we just love getting up there.'' The band's tour schedule is going strong and it will call into the Hunter this weekend.

The Wolverines will perform at CESSNOCK RUGBY LEAGUE SUPPORTERS CLUB on Friday night and TORONTO WORKERS CLUB on Saturday night. Tickets are on sale at the venues.

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