On March 24, the southwest Saskatchewan band is holding a fundraiser called ROCKQUINOX with Swift Current’s The Moonrunners at Walker Place in Swift Current (2150 Walker Place). Band members are excited about the opportunity to work in Toronto’s Noble Street Studio with high-profile producers Gavin Brown who has worked with the likes of The Tragically Hip, Doc Walker, Billy Talent and Maia Davis.
Recently they played a show in Saskatoon where they opened for the iconic Canadian band The Tea Party.
“It was really great sharing the stage with them,” says Wolves’ singer and guitar player Dillon Currie. “They have been doing it for over 20 years and I was surprised. They were just a three-piece (band) but they sounded like there was six of them. They sure know how to use the stage.”
He says they are on track with their fundraising efforts thanks in large part to incredible generosity from Maple Creek, one of the places they call home.
“We did really good at home, had a packed house (at the Rocking Horse),” said Currie who added the guys who won the 50/50 draw gave it back to the band and a signed Zack Smith Ottawa Senators jersey went for $1,000.
Now for the Friday concert, Currie is excited as they are hoping for 300 people to pack Walker Place. Knowing there is a lot of activity in Swift Current that weekend, including a senior men’s recreational hockey tournament, Currie is excited for the possibilities of an excellent evening.
There will be some great prizes too, auction items, raffles, and good food. Currie adds they have new merchandise and the over 19 years of age licensed show will help with profits.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Pharmasave or contact Currie at 306-661-7955.