John Wesley featured in new Sound of Contact video for “Not Coming Down” single
John Wesley has signed on to play in the touring guitar for the band for Simon Collin’s new band, Sound of Contact. The live line up features Simon Collins (Vocals, Drums), Dave Kerzner (Keyboards, Vocals), Matt Dorsey (Bass, Vocals) and Jonathan Schang (Additional Drums & Keys). The new album, Dimensionaut, will be released in the later part of the spring and tour dates will be released soon.
John Wesley will be performing a short set along with Florida artists Jim Camacho, Omine, and Matthew Edrington on Monday December 12th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the monthly Songwriters Showcase presented by Chrystal Hartigan. The show is inside the Abdo New River Room. Admission is $10 and the show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic session before the 9 p.m. “Songwriters In The Round” begins.
Mon. Dec. 12th, 9pm.
$10 at the door
Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Abdo New River Room
201 SW 5th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
Classic Rock Prog Magazine | December 2011 | by Emma Johnston
Porcupine Tree seem to be the most octopus-like band in the prog universe: their tentacles reach every nook and cranny, and barely a week goes by without another new project or collaboration coming to light. John Wesley, a Florida-based touring guitarist with Stephen Wilson’s band, is back with his seventh solo album, a poised and thoughtful collection of sleepy, soul-searching ballads stuffed with late-night contemplation.
At The Lilypad Suite’s simplest, such as on the wearily glum opener An Elegant Mess, Wesley mixes the worldly ennui of Porcupine Tree of Pink Floyd with a radio-friendly singer-songwriter style. If that sounds like everything you buy this magazine to avoid, don’t panic, because there’s an underlying strangeness at play that quite beguiling. At times, he shares a vocal warmth with Craig B from much-missed Scottish post-rockers Aereogramme and, in Free and Walls of America, a deeply pessimistic and claustrophobic view of life and relationships. A Glittery Nothing, meanwhile, lurches queasily on a sinister melody that leaves you distinctly uneasy. As the nights draw in, this is the perfect album to cozy up to and embrace the dark nights of the soul.
Early in the summer I did a few shows on the West Coast, and I’m now working on assembling some YouTube videos from those shows. The first few are up — a new song called The End, due to be a part of Disconnect, and a solo/electric version of walls of america. Check them out on my YouTube channel. I’ll have more videos to come soon. There will be more videos to follow as work for Disconnect kicks into gear.
Over the summer I had the chance to become a part of the Snapper Music Group family and release a special edition of the lilypad suite. The Madfish Music deal came about when they heard the lilypad suite and asked to do a special release for release in September. The Madfish edition features 2 bonus tracks (an elegant mess and free) and comes packaged in a slipcase with jewel case. It’s available now online via Burning Shed, Amazon, iTunes, and at many outlets worldwide. More information can be found on the label’s website http://www.madfishmusic.com/johnwesley/thelilypadsuite/
This release has paved the way for a full release of my next album (currently in production), Disconnect.