Gabrielle Giroux of ‘The Wolfe’ Talks about CBC Searchlight Top 4 and MORE!

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The Wolfe is Gabrielle Giroux, Siobhan Bayda, and Tesa Thompson

Real Talk with Dre Pao – The Wolfe (Gabrielle Giroux)
Presented by: Greater Hamilton Musician

HAMILTON, ON — This Sunday (April 9, 2017) at 6:00pm, the CBC Searchlight Top 4 will be narrowed down to one winner! The four remaining acts will perform in front of a studio audience and be critiqued by three celebrity judges — Ruth B., Dan Kanter, and Jarvis Church — who will then crown the 2017 winner! One of the acts performing this weekend is a band from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan named ‘The Wolfe’! This group of talented 17-year-old girls are the youngest of the Top 4! The band has often been compared to groups such as Metric and The Cranberries, while also possessing a sound that is reminiscent of Paramore and Evanescence. Their self-titled debut EP showcases their wide range of mature songwriting talent and diversity as a band.

The Wolfe’s CBC Searchlight song submission titled “Dumb Dog” is a catchy tune that brings light to a relatively serious topic in a fun way. Guitarist/Vocalist Gabrielle Giroux explained that being in an all-girl band has had its challenges. The song touches upon various obstacles that the band had to overcome in order to prove themselves. She explains that the overall message of the song is about universally embracing yourself and loving who you truly are. Gabrielle outlined that “being in an all girl band shouldn’t be a big deal…but it is…and we’re trying to change that. We don’t want to be labeled as a ‘girl band’, we should just be another ‘band’”. Giroux speaks passionately about standing up for women in the music industry and advocates “don’t underestimate us.”

I won’t play it dumb
I’m not gonna change for you
Take it or leave it
It’s what I am and what I do
Unfriend me or dislike me
When it all comes down to it
I’m just a mutt who knows the tricks

I think there’s been a mistake
Who would accept it this way?
I think too much, I’m getting tired of the games
I think of this alone and it’s Saturday night
I think so I am single, just a mutt’s bite

I will say how I feel and risk standing alone
Not saying what you want
I am myself and not your dog bone
You can’t leash me in
When it all comes down to it
I’m just a mutt who knows the tricks

I think there’s been a mistake
Who would accept it this way?
I think too much, I’m getting tired of the games
I think of this alone and it’s Saturday night
I think so I am single, just a mutt’s bite

I think of this alone and it’s Saturday night
I think so I am single, just a mutt’s bite
I think of this alone and it’s Saturday night
I think so I am single, just a mutt’s bite

Something truly unique about the songwriting style of The Wolfe is that they begin every song by first outlining the lyrics. Giroux explains that the song’s message is the basis of every creation. The band then lets the lyrics mold the song’s chords, melody, and overall vibe. It’s refreshing to see such young artists taking a strong initiative to implement a conscious message in all of their songs.

Greater Hamilton Musician looks forward to seeing The Wolfe continue to gain momentum and grow as artists. The band is truly talented and we firmly believe that they will significantly impact Canadian music in the years to come. 

Check out the full interview with Gabrielle Giroux where she speaks in detail about the CBC Searchlight journey, the band’s influences, how the group formed, and more!

 

 

Stay updated with The Wolfe by visiting their website at: www.TheWolfeBand.com

Download their self-titled debut EP here: 
https://thewolfeband.bandcamp.com/

Follow them on social media at: @TheWolfeBand


About the Author

Dre PaoDre Pao is a Canadian artist, born in Hamilton, Ontario, that specializes in songwriting. Dre’s career was launched in 2012 by Spanish artist Xuso Jones, who was previously signed with Universal Music. Dre is best known for his work behind the scenes in the music industry and has worked with some of the top artists and publishers in music. Dre recently signed on to write for the Greater Hamilton Musician! Dre Pao will be attending a number of events that are exclusive to Canadian songwriters and music publishers in 2017 and sharing his experiences with us! Dre will also be conducting interviews and features on independent and signed artists that will be featured on HamiltonMusician.com! More tips and tricks to help assist Hamilton artists coming soon! http://www.drepaomusic.com/