Music is in Wes’ DNA.
International award winning singer songwriter, golden guitar winner and number 1 selling Aria artist. From his humble beginnings as a 14 year old troubadour, gigging in small music venues across the country to sellout stadium performances, Wes has seen it all. He’s a multifaceted instrumentalist, producer, and performer and most at home with a guitar and microphone, stripped back raw and intimate.
In 2008 Wes won Australian Idol, his single “You” became a platinum selling Aria number 1 single. His album “The Way the World Looks” stormed the ARIA charts and debuted at number 2. His song “Feels like Woah” then became the most played song on Australian radio and internationally recognised becoming the CBS theme song in the USA.
Two years of solid touring followed including supports for ‘Ian Moss’ and Irish band ‘The Script’
Wes has recorded with some of the greats, Jim Horn (George Harrison, Brian Wilson) Jeff ‘the skunk’ Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers) his song ‘Say My Name’ co-written by CJ Vanston (Joe Cocker’s musical director ) was featured in Christopher Guests film ‘For Your Consideration.’ He worked at Roy Orbisons’ studio in Nashville and the iconic Sound Studios in LA
In 2012, craving his troubadour roots, Wes created the independent release “Buffalo Tales” with Jazz royalty and best mate Stu Hunter. It was a solid departure from his rock sound to a more honest intimate creation. Both his EP “Blood and Bone” and album Roadtrip Confessions” reached number 2 on the singer songwriter charts.
In 2013 Wes won Best Male Artist at the International Acoustic Awards and second place for a song which he co-wrote with mentor ‘Don Walker’’. ‘Lost’ then went on to become Cold Chisels single off their latest album “No Plans”
Next was one man show ‘Here Comes the Sun’ celebrating the life of George Harrison. Wes played sell out shows across the country for 2 years, whist busily composing writing producing and recording in his home studio. During this time Wes also hit the main stage playing ‘Andy’ in the sellout national theatre tour of ‘Rolling Thunder Vietnam’
Earlier this year Wes won a coveted Golden Guitar for his collaboration with Catherine Britt, and later this year will be releasing a new album, ‘Hummingbird”