Wesley Cook was raised all over the world with a life-long passion for music and people. "You can see the whole of mankind and much of the world in his music" sums it up pretty well. As a songwriter, listeners are sure to hear the familiar influences of Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Jack Johnson 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 solo acoustic debut album, "We've Been Here Before" in 2005 and he recently released a new, full-band album, with a strong beachy vibe, “New Ground", in May. “Leave It All Behind”, from Wesley’s newest 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.
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. His music has also appeared in several independent film releases.
As an artist, Wesley has shared the stage with nationally recognized acts such as Zac Brown, Drivin'n'Cryin, Manchester Orchestra, Last Waltz Ensemble, High Tide Blues, Ben Deignan, and the Bridge.
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 booking tour dates to promote the "New Ground" album