Tell us a little bit about yourselves.
WOLVES is made up of Marc Avery, Sean Carney, and Rocky Sands. Marc sings, Sean plays guitar, and I (Rocky) beat on the drums. We’re all normal guys with a love for music who love hanging out with each other and taking long walks along the beach at sunset.
How did each of you get your start in the music industry?
Sean and I both started playing instruments when we were very young, and writing our own songs just naturally evolved from there. Marc was always in choir growing up. At some point in all of our lives, we knew we couldn’t really “chase the dream” (so to speak) unless we moved to Los Angeles. Now we’ve all been here for a number of years and have been doing our best to figure it out ever since.
How did you all come together?
We were all attempting to break into the songwriting and production world, and we all met each other that way. Marc and I (Rocky) had done some sessions together, and I met Sean at the ASCAP Expo back in 2015. One day Marc and I were working on some songs for pitch, and Marc looked at me and said, “Man…I really just want to be in a band.” We decided to take the plunge together, and I brought in my buddy Sean, and WOLVES was officially born.
How difficult has it been to create your own unique sound with so many creative bands out there right now?
Not very difficult, to be honest. Our individual musical styles and tastes are all so different, and WOLVES is an amalgamation of all that put together. Our music is not like rap music of the day, where every other song you hear sounds like a cheap imitation of Future or Migos. You can’t really find the WOLVES sound anywhere except from the three of us. Maybe when we’re at the top of the Billboard charts we’ll hear some carbon copies…but no one prefers RC Cola over Coke, do they?
How would you describe your musical style?
Unlike anything you’ve heard before! If I were to put a label on it, I’d call it stadium-filling, earth-shaking, foot-stomping, crowd-chanting, endorphins-pumping, lightning-splitting urban/pop/rock.
Your latest single is called “Shoulder to Shoulder”. Tell us a little bit about this song.
Shoulder to Shoulder all started with the vocal sample that you hear in the beginning. One day I sat down at the piano and it just came out of me. Sean and I linked up the next day and built the whole track. Lyrically, we always try to go where the music is telling us. Most of our songs are about love and sex (what else is there, at the end of the day?)—but we felt that there was a message in this one. We feel fortunate enough to be able to spread a positive message through music at a time when the world really needs it. I think we’re more divided than we have been in a long time, and people need to hear a message of togetherness.
When can audiences expect an EP or full-length album from you guys?
We hope very soon! Our goal is to release a full-length album sometime around May or June. Stay tuned.
What advice would you have for aspiring musicians?
Go to law school. Just kidding! If we were to give one piece of advice to an aspiring musician, it would be to listen to as much music as possible. He or she must recognize and, hopefully, enjoy the great music that led to the music of today. One cannot write timeless music if one has never heard timeless music.
What are your lives like outside of music?
We all have full time jobs, so a lot of our days center around that. To be honest, we’re all just pretty normal guys. Thankfully, we still find time to get together a couple of times of week to either talk strategy or work on music. Gotta have some fun sprinkled in there somewhere.
Let the readers know where to find you online.
You can find us on all social media platforms at the handle @thebandwolves! That includes Twitter and Instagram, where we spend the most time. Drop us a line and say hi!