- John Wesley (guitarist)
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John Wesley (disambiguation)."Infobox musical artist
Name = John Wesley
Img_capt = John Wesley performing live with Porcupine Tree at Irving Plaza, NYC
Background = group_or_band
Years_active = 1980–present
Current_members = John Wesley
John Wesley (born John Wesley Dearth, III aka Wes Dearth June, 1962)Public records shows a birth date of Jun 1962 for John W Dearth in Florida.] is a US-born
guitarplayer. John Wesley's professional music career began in the early 80's in the Tampa, Florida area where he founded 1991 Southwestern Music Conference's showcase act Autodrivealong with drummer/producer Mark Prator. The following year Wesley embarked on a solo career and became the premier opening act for British rockers Marillionon seven consecutive tour legs around the world -- especially North and South America, the UK and Europe -- where he played for hundreds of thousands of fans.
In 1998, Wesley embarked with ex-
White Lionfront-man Mike Tramp on an extensive tour as premier opening act for the prestigious Peter Frampton/Lynryd Skynyrd tour. Following this was several world Tours with Scottish neo-prog legend Fish. In 2001, John Wesley was the primary co-writer of Fish’s Fellini Days album. Most recently, John Wesley has performed as sideman, guitarist/vocalist for critically acclaimed UK based recording act Porcupine Tree, during the In Absentia, Deadwing and Fear of a Blank Planet world tours.
In 2005, Wes produced and recorded his fifth studio release, Shiver. The album was co-produced by drummer and co-owner of his Tampa, Florida recording studio, [http://www.redroomrecorders.com RedRoom Recorders] , Mark Prator, and mixed by
Steven Wilsonof Porcupine Tree.
Over the years John Wesley has worked with many people including
Porcupine Tree, Sean Malone, Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Marillion, Fish, Mike Tramp, Mark Pratorand as an occasional fill-in bassist and lead guitarist for Florida-based group Sister Hazel.
On August 24, 2007, John Wesley announced that he was making all of his solo material available for free download on his
MySpacepage, in what he called his "Share the Wes" policy. He will still be offering the CDs for purchase at gigs and for order online.
#1994 - Under the Red and White Sky
#1995 - The Closing of the Pale Blue Eyes
#1997 - The Emperor Falls
#2001 - Chasing Monsters
#2005 - Shiver
*"Fellini Days" by Fish "(co-writing and performing credits)"
Porcupine Tree: " In Absentia", " Arriving Somewhere", " Fear of a Blank Planet"
#The Last Light
Live/Wesfest Productions Releases
#Waiting for the Sun to Shine in Paris
#John Wesley Bachelor Party Tour
#Starting the Engine II
#The Chicago and Frisco Bootlegs
#Live at Katie Fitzgerald's
# Arriving Somewhere...
* PRS McCarty Arch Top grey flame
* PRS McCarty Arch Top gold
* PRS Single Cut grey flame
* PRS Single Cut 20th Anniversary black burst
* PRS CE Midi/Piezo
*Gibson Les Paul
*1971 Fender Telecaster
* [http://www.babiczguitars.com Babicz] Acoustics
* [http://www.badcatamps.com Bad Cat] Hot Cat 30 red sparkle
*Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 black
*1974 Marshall 4x12
Stage Pedal Board
* [http://www.thegigrig.com The GigRig Switching System]
*SIB Blue Echo Drive
*Sweetsound Mojo Vibe
*Boss DS1 Keeley Mod
*Analog Man Mini Bi Comp
*Analog Man Ibanez TS9 Mod
*1975 MXR Script Phase 90
*Ernie Ball Volume
*Roger Mayer Vision Wah
*BJF Emerald Green
*TC Electronics G System
* [http://www.john-wesley.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/johnwesleymusic John Wesley's Myspace Profile]
* [http://www.redroomrecorders.com/ John Wesley's Recording Studio]
* [mailto:email@example.com Online fan newsletter subscription link]
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