NOT THE WOLF

FOLK MUSIC FOR HAPPY PEOPLE

Fidel once provided sex advice to Fat Mike from NOFX whilst recording in San Francisco and sang with Bobby McFerrin on stage in Germany. Matiss unexpectedly learned to drive manual in a borrowed car in Sydney peak hour traffic, and has occasionally woken Fidel up at 4am to tell him of the arrival of aliens.

Together and seperately Not the Wolf and have worked and played with numerous great musos around australia (including Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), The Go Set, Fat Mike (NOFX),Rory McLeod, Liz Stringer, The Real Mckenzies, Bobby McFerrin, Kavisha Mazella, Jordie Lane, Jeff Lang, Dave Steele, Bill Chambers and Andrew Clermont to name a few) . 

 

Not The Wolf have been playing together in one incarnation or another since 1992. Fidel on guitar and vocals and Matiss on everything else (fiddle, mandolin, accordion, bass, kazoo, harmonica, ouija board) they write songs with a wink and a nod to folk heroes and balladeers whilst embracing the comforting cardigan of 90s grunge and punk. Not The Wolf know how to entertain a crowd, play eyebrow curling solos and kick ass with a professional swagger.  

MUSIC VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL SONG "HEART OF GIN"

SHOW REVIEWS

"Few performers manage to bring together the musicianship, fun and grounded connection with an audience that Fidel Monk and Matiss Schubert do. They're across all kinds of genres -- blues, grunge, jazz, punk-country-rumba -- and just as clever with a rollicking, yodelling bluegrass stomp as with a poignant blues lyric or a sweet old-timey Bill Bailey jazz number. Do yourself a favour, hire these guys."
Noel Murphy
Senior Editor Geelong Advertiser
"They are extraordinary. Not The Wolf explore music with the dare devil attitude of circus comic high wire artist: an absolute commitment and a knowledge that however hazardous the exploration, their sense of taste and form will see them emerge triumphant. At the same time they bring a relaxed and generous sense of humour: everything is a target for their sense of the absurd, especially themselves. They bring a spirit of wild fun mixed with demonic abandon that madly excites musically aware audiences."
Richard McClean
Venue Owner, The Wrong Crowd
"Fidel and Matiss made our wedding perfect, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone after a fun and lively band. Music was essential to us when we were planning our day. The energy they brought ensured that everyone joined in and danced all night (and into the small hours of the morning!). If there was one thing that guests kept saying to me after our wedding, it was how fun the band were and how much they enjoyed dancing along. Thanks guys!"
Mick & Penny Moylan
Brunswick

A few of our fav festivals we've played:

Port Fairy Music Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Neurum Creek Music Festival
Neurum Creek Music Festival
yackandandah folk festival
Yackandandah Folk Festival
Penola Arts Festival
Penola Arts Festival
Maldon Folk Festival
Maldon Folk Festival
Queenscliff Music Festival
Queenscliff Music Festival
Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival
Apollo Bay Music Festival
Apollo Bay Music Festival

GALLERY

Matiss Schubert tunes and books
Folk Music For Festivals

TUNES FOR LISTENING

Our other projects:

Matiss Schubert tunes and books
Matiss Schubert - Music Site
fidel's photography website
Fidel's Photography
Fidel's Music Academy - online course
Fidel's Music Academy

CONTACT

SHOOT US A MESSAGE OR CALL FIDEL ON 0437 856 403