I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, handling lead guitar duties for the Chicago band Shanghai Superstars (2010 - 2012), Fiction 20 Down (2012 - 2015), Big Infinite (2015 - 2018 ), and now finally branching out to start my own venture. Through my previous bands, I've toured the country, won Maryland's Breakout Artist of the Year, charted on iTunes, released 1 LP, 1 Live Album, 1 EP, 1 Mixtape, 4 singles, had one single become a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and received endorsements from Dean Markley Strings and Paul Reed Smith Guitars.
As time has passed, the itch to carve my own path and put out the music I've always wanted to became irresistible. Something 100% true to my style and diverse taste in music. With that, I am now releasing singles under my own name covering a wide range of styles and featuring talented guest musicians on each track. Every song starts with just my guitar and me. Through collaborations, the song then takes a new life of its own.
So far, my catalog (some unreleased) include guests from the bands 311, Lyrics Born, Ballyhoo!, and more!
Feel free to drop me a line at SongsByWes@gmail.com!