$10 advance / $12 day of show
This “artist on the rise” performs with an alternative upbeat style! His original songs are reminiscent of Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz.
"Upbeat positivity is a Wes constant, in his music and his attitude", said Rolling Stone Magazine of the blue-eyed songsmith, and Georgia Music Magazine said that "(Wesley) may just be the next big thing" in a recent publication. Long before his recent appearances in Rolling Stone Magazine as a National Finalist in the Street-to-Stage competition, Wesley Cook was raised in places like small villages in the former West Germany and cities in South Korea with a life-long passion for music and people. As a songwriter, listeners are sure to hear the familiar world and rhythmic influences of Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz and many more, although he captures a sound that is very much his own. As a front man, his high-energy showmanship and down-to-earth charm makes it impossible for the crowd not to love him. He released his critically acclaimed, solo acoustic debut album, "We've Been Here Before" in 2005 as a resident of Athens, GA and his newer, full-band album, “New Ground", in May of 2010 with a near-sold-out release show at the famous Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta's Velvet Underground. Since that release, he has also been nominated for Best Alternative Band by the Georgia Music Awards. “Leave It All Behind”, from Wesley’s "New Ground" album, was featured on music blog, RadioPotato.com, as one of the “Top 5 Songs of May” and the single "Sway" was featured with a live performance on Fox 5 Atlanta. He has since made regular appearances on television programs such as CBS Better Mornings, NBC 11Alive Metromix Soundcheck, in addition to several Comcast programs. He has performed in Festivals such as the Dogwood Festival, 99X Unplugged in the Park, Dunwoody Arts Festival, Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Summer Shade Festival, the Chattahoochie Mountain Fair, Madison County Fair, AthFest and even Macon GA's famous Cherry Blossom Festival. He has appeared on Radio stations such as DaveFM, 99X, Rock 100.5, WUGA at the University of Georgia and WREK at Georgia Tech. Wesley was nominated for the "2006 Soloist of the Year" in the Athens Music Awards, which is an Athens Industry Award voted on by Wesley's peers and collogues in the Georgia Music Scene. Wesley has also been on MTV2 as an “Artist on the Rise”. His single “So Long” was even added to the “Essential Athens Collection”, a music compliation available for download on iTunes, features REM, the B52s, and other renowned artists associated with the Athens music community.As an artist, Wesley has shared the stage with nationally recognized acts such as Zac Brown, Marc Broussard, Angie Aparo, Drivin'n'Cryin, Manchester Orchestra, Joshua James, HoneyHoney, Last Waltz Ensemble, High Tide Blues, the Bridge and even Shiny Toy Guns. Wesley has loyal fans and critics in the US as well as abroad in countries like Argentina, where he toured in the Summer of 2009.Wesley is currently touring to continue reaching more people and plans on recording a third studio album in 2012.