Jul 4, 2018
Perl Wolfe is a musician, songwriter, producer,
makeup artist, and fashion designer. She is best known as the lead
singer and co-founder of Bulletproof Stockings, an all-girl Hasidic
rock band from Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Born and raised in a Hasidic family in Chicago, IL,
Perl showed an interest and aptitude for music early on. She began
training in classical piano at the age of 5 and soon began
performing in recitals and competitions. She sang in choirs
throughout her childhood, but it wasn’t until a move to NYC, that
she began writing and performing original music.
After writing a number of songs in the spring of
2011, Wolfe set out to create an all-female band, hoping to build
an empowering environment for women of all walks of life to come
together through music. A few months into her search for musicians,
Wolfe was introduced to drummer Dalia Shusterman, and Bulletproof
Stockings was formed.
Wolfe’s thoughtful, evocative lyrics, transportive
melodies, and powerhouse vocal performances, quickly helped gain
the first all-woman Hasidic rock band a following as well as media
attention and acclaim. The first of its kind, Bulletproof Stockings
was revolutionary, offering women a safe space that was entirely
their own, in a rock music scene dominated by men.
Bulletproof Stockings grew a loyal fan base,
produced an EP, “Down To The Top,” a full-length album, “Homeland
Call Stomp,” and toured the country, performing in many legendary
rock venues. In April 2016, after a whirlwind national tour, the
Perl is currently living in Chicago, where she is
working on several music projects, including her first solo album.
She recently wrote and performed music for the upcoming
film, 93Queen, which premieres at the IFC Center in
NYC on July 25th, and
will air on PBS in September. While she has since opened up her
live audience to include anyone and everyone, she still works to
empower women, hiring many talented female musicians to perform on
her upcoming album and tour. Look for Perl’s first solo album, due
out Spring 2019.