is a midlands based singer, guitarist and songwriter with a passion for poetry and a good song.
Fronting roots ensemble 'The Dirty Band' for many years, Wes has also recorded various solo EPs and albums, most notably 2015's acclaimed 'Awena' album.
This year sees the formation of side project 'The Rude Mechanicals' whose first album 'Exit, Pursued by Bear', released in April, takes words from Shakespeare and sets them to new folk and classical inspired tunes.
Described as "a gem of an album, combining bittersweet contemporary style acoustic ballads, with Shakespeare’s words and a subtle folk-blues swing." by FATEA magazine.
Last seen here supporting Dar Williams, Wes is looking forward to returning to Tittensor, this time bringing with him his band members Jools Street (violin) and Ben Haines (percussion) who will accompany him through a selection of original songs, old favourites, Rude Mechanicals numbers and some brand new material from a forthcoming EP to be released this year.
"...a welcome and singular addition to the list of newbloods reinvigorating British folk music...Non-trad acoustic roots delivered with an edgy, risk-taking sonic boldness"
Nigel Williamson - 'Uncut Magazine'