June - Aug | Australia & New Zealand
"I had the honor of singing 'Lost', a great song written by Don Walker and Wes Carr. Since singing that I couldn't wait to get the chance to write with Wes myself. We had one session together and have about 4 or 5 good ideas on the go. Wes is a great singer and a great song writer"
- Jimmy Barnes
"Wes is a great young singer/songwriter, admired by his peers. Writing with Wes was easy." - Don walker
"Amazing" - Sia
Wes Carr is a well know, award winning Australian singer, songwriter
He is also a multifaceted instrumentalist, producer, performer, continuing to embellish his diverse career.
Wes grew up on the stage as a member of the Johnny Young Talent team from the age of 8-14.
At 15, he was awarded a Scholarship at The McDonald College performing arts school in Sydney. At this time Wes started playing local shows around the Sydney folk scene which gave him the opportunity to work with Australian music icons including Paul Mac, Missy Higgins, Don Walker and Andrew Farris from INXS.
In 2005 Wes collaborated with Ben Gillies from the very well-known Australian rock band ‘Silverchair.’ Together they formed a band called ‘Tambalane.’ They gained critical acclaim, extensive radio play across Australia and toured nationally twice.
In 2006 Wes travelled to Los Angeles to work with industry veteran CJ Vanston, who was the musical director for Joe Cocker, where he worked with Jeff “the Skunk” Baxter from Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.
After winning Network Ten’s Australian Idol in 2008, Wes’s single titled 'You' became a Platinum selling Aria number 1 single and his Gold selling album 'The Way the World' Looks debuted at number 2 on the Aria chart. His track 'Feels like Woah' became the most played Australian radio song and the Rugby League theme song in 2009 and CBS in America also used it as their promotional song in 2010.
He went on to tour around the country to packed out gigs and then toured with Ian Moss playing 58 shows with sold out audiences and rave reviews.
In 2012-2013, Wes created a new side project Buffalo Tales which is an intimate and natural fit with folk and alt country overtones that lets his music speak for itself. He also released an EP titled Blood and Bone and an Album titled Roadtrip Confessions which both went to number 2 on the iTunes singer/ songwriter charts. The Buffalo Tales releases also gained a lot of college radio play across America debuting on the CMJ Top 200 at #168.
In November 2013, Wes worked with Simon Phillips and Graeham Goble of the Little River Band to workshop a new musical about the band itself.
Wes won the Best Male Artist Award at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013. He also won 2nd place in the international songwriting competition with his song ‘Lost’ which he co-wrote with Don Walker from Cold Chisel.
In 2015 Cold Chisel released 'Lost' as their first lead single off their album ‘No Plans.’ He joined Cold Chisel on stage as a guest performer to perform ‘Lost’ at the Sydney Entertainment Centre as apart of their 'One Night Stand’ tour.
In the same year Wes toured his one man show to Sold Out crowds across Australia, “Here Comes The Sun” a show he created celebrating the late, great, George Harrison of The Beatles.
In 2014 and 2016 Wes played the role as Andy, in the Australian concert drama ‘Rolling Thunder Vietnam,’ touring to sell out crowds across Australia.
Wes has also composed music for TV and Film featuring in Christopher Guest’s (Spinal Tap) feature film "For Your Consideration” and Australian feature film, '3 Blind Mice,’ Channel Ten’s hit Australian show “Offspring” and many more.
Recently Wes's single “Home” was featured in a TV commercial for Kenwood Australia.
This year in 2017 Wes received a golden guitar at the Australian country music awards for best collaboration with Catherine Britt.
Wes is now busy in his home recording studio working on his new album set for release in 2017.
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