The Wolfe hits the road

The Wolfe performs at the Pine Needle Mountain Bike and Music Festival on June 4 at Little Red (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald).

It’s a busy summer ahead for Prince Albert’s rising music stars, The Wolfe.

The band, composed of a trio of local teens, recently rose to national attention when they finished as a finalist in the CBC Searchlight Competition, ending up in the top four and as a featured performer on the national broadcaster.

The band performed at the Pine Needle Music and Mountain Bike Festival on the weekend, where they talked about their upcoming plans.

“We have about 32 days of touring up ahead,” said lead guitarist and vocalist Gabrielle Giroux.

“We’re graduating and then three days later we’re leaving on tour, so it should be exciting and fun.”

Touring is expensive, she added, so the band is holding a hometown tour fundraiser on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rock and Iron to raise funds for their road trip.

The band is also working on their upcoming second EP, which they’ll record as soon as they return from tour.

Searchlight was a valuable experience for the trio, who are being recognized more and more since appearing in the competition.

“It’s been extremely busy,” Giroux said. “We’ve had a lot more people recognize us, come up to us, ask questions and get autographs and stuff, just in P.A.

“We’ve been prepping for the tour since we came back,” added Siobhan Bayda, bassist and lead singer. “It’s kind of our busy time of year.