The UK’s Indie Rock music scene has welcomed Wes King with open arms since his debut single as a solo artist, ‘Living Strange’ was released in February this year.
Hailing from Maidstone in Kent, although he could easily be mistaken for a native of Manchester with his music strongly echoing tones of Oasis and a whole range of other influences reminiscent of that distinctly Northern indie rock sound we know and love, Wes was a founding member and the lead singer of the indie rock band Tres Kings, who formed after a late night bar jam in 2018 before he made the difficult decision to step away from the band in 2021. It was no easy choice, having been featured on BBC INTRODUCING, KMTV, and playing festivals like Neverworld and Bearded Theory, and added to the same bill as artists such as Craig David, Tom Grennan, The Vaccines, and Doves, whilst also being one of the first bands to record at the famous Albion Rooms (The Libertines HQ) in Margate in his native Kent.
Striking out on his own, Wes’ solo career has continued to soar as he has constantly explored new forms of musical expression. His debut solo single ‘Living Strange’, with its powerful lyrics, touching vocal delivery and elegant composition, was an instant success, attracting 10,000 listeners in the first month and garnering him a strong online following which has continued to grow with each subsequent music release.
The overnight success of ‘Living Strange’ was quickly followed up by a second single which promised us something different. Wes delivered exactly that; the explosive, hard-hitting ‘Loaded Gun’, which was highly praised as ‘a guitar driven, upbeat summer tune’ (Reyt Good Magazine).
Since having received support from BBC Introducing, and one particular song ‘Wake Up The People’ was picked up by a famous You Tube personality Colin Furze, and used in a video promoting Walker’s Crisps https://youtu.be/Qf1P0DoXYG
Flying solo continues to perfectly suit Wes’s newfound freedom on the path to fame. Having written, recorded and self-produced both singles, his debut EP ‘Easy Art’ offers up more of the exceptional quality and musical diversity we have come to expect from this talented lyricist, musician, and singer who will no doubt continue to find ways to surprise and keep us interested as he progresses on his continued rise. He has plans to get a full band behind him in the future, but for now he is happy to be carving out his own niche and experimenting with the likes of vocalist Bea King, who is featured on the track ‘Somebody’ off the new EP, produced by Mark Allen.
Watch out for further live gig announcements and festival appearances and music releases later this year – Wes King is an act not to be missed!
wes King | RGM – Review in Reyt Good Magazine
Wes King – ‘Easy Art’ – BROKEN 8 RECORDS – Review by Broken 8 Records