Albi & The Wolves, Pascal Roggen, Michael Young and Chris Dent Photo Supplied

Albi & The Wolves are coming to Cromwell, promising to ‘set fire to the stage and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs’.

Ian Thomas, of The Hook NZ, says, “They carry the folk label but this is folk that someone has tinkered with under the bonnet.”

The band consists of frontman Chris Dent, lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Pascal Roggen on electric violin and backing vocals; Michael Young on double bass and backing vocals.

They are a band about creating a community, where everyone can enjoy their uplifting, joyful sound. 

This has taken them to a broad selection of festivals throughout New Zealand, including the Auckland and Wellington Folk Festivals, CubaDupa, and Coro Summer Fest.

The band won the Best of Folk Artist 2018 at the New Zealand Music Awards for their debut album One Eye Open – a taste of this album’s sound is available on youtube

The trio has a huge sound that is simply created, and leaves audiences feeling joyful and coming back for more.Their concert, brought to Cromwell through Arts on Tour and ArtsCentral, is part of an extensive 22-venue tour of New Zealand, from Coromandel, down through Canterbury to Gore, the West Coast, Nelson, and finishes in Kauaeranga Hall, Thames.

When:  7.30pm on 20 May

Where:  Presbyterian Church Hall,  Elspeth Street

Tickets:  www.artscentral.co.nz