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Wes Finch & Elliott Morris - 19 July 2014

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Wes Finch

‘Wes Finch provides a blast of originality, primal energy and musical magic in a market saturated with cloned artists and homogenised songs’ (Gerry Diver).

‘They are ready for you now’ (Billy Bragg).

Wes Finch is a rare talent. Stylistically, Wes creates a sound that is at the same time both gentle and vulnerable but also epic in proportion. Wes is one of a new school of musicians who is rewriting our understanding of modern music. Presently recording with Mercury Prize Nominated Producer Gerry Diver (Sam Lee and Lisa Knapp) and recognised for support by the likes of Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy, Wes is an undeniably important figure for the future of British music.

Thanks to Wes’ charm and engaging manner, his audiences often come away feeling that they have come to know Wes personally. He has an extraordinary ability to connect deeply with his fans through his music and conversation. Wes’s calm and assured nature gives him an enviable ability to put his audience at ease and make them feel that they are a part of something very special.

Wes has an incredible voice which ranges from soft, beautifully delivered folk but also has the ability to explode into blues heaven, which gives the audience something to really sink their teeth in to. Wes uses his life experiences and views of the world, to deliver a stage performance to rival the world-class singer/ songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s. Wes sings with heart and feeling and when combined with his guitar and accompaniment of banjo, fiddle, and percussion makes music, which resonates deeply with the audience and leads them to rapturous applause.

Wes’ songs are all original compositions and represent a modern approach to folk and blues, which draws on influences such as Tom Waits, Neil Young and Loudon Wainwright III. Wes occasionally brings his faithful ‘Dirty Band’ to offer a developed stage show packed with top musicians which always throws up surprises and affords Wes the ability to offer a gig which has a change of pace or depth and keeps the fans coming over and over again. Wes Finch is a rare talent and exciting performer not to be missed.

Elliott Morris: “Extraordinary…ludicrously youthful and absurdly talented” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music - “Wicked, awesome!” Newton Faulkner