Dipped in Rock and Caribbean influences, galvanized by lightning guitar and keyboard skills,expanded upon with MIDI guitar synth and live loops and forged with a uniquely compelling voice. George Wesley offers up a blend of rock tinged world music with a style that comes from a melting pot of influences. Seven albums to his credit and a much anticipated eighth "Hold On" recently released, George Wesley can on truly be experienced at his live performances. Whether performing at the "Gypsy Bar" in Atlantic City's premier Borgata Hotel Spa and Casino, or at many of the top festivals,clubs and venues throughout the East Coast, each George Wesley show offers a unique experience to the audience. George Henry Wesley III was born in Northeastern,PA to a country western singer/guitar player and spent time in his band as a youth learning the ropes. Soon his music went to rock.. (Total Chaos... his 1st high school rock band experience),Grateful Dead improv..(Dead Branch Band), country-rock reggae fusion..(Small Axe) then jazz rock pop fusion..(Second Wind). In 1983 George moved to Central New York and teamed up with an old friend,Don Rogers to form the rockin' reggae " Wesley Rogers Band" .They recorded with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (The Riddim Twins) and toured until disbanding in 1988. At this time George moved back to Northeastern PA and played solo. Soon guests were coming on stage turning into "The George Wesley Project" Through the many guest musicians came former Wesley Rogers bandmate David "Ikril"Walker guesting on drums. On a tour to Florida,Ikril brought his friend Evon "Laza" Lazarus(bass) from his old Jamaican band "Soul,Power and Sound". Musical magic happened. IRIETATIONS!!! George Wesley and The Irietations gained quick recognition and were sponsored by Jamaica's Red Stripe Beer from 1990-92.He also recorded with Eddy Grant in 1990. Most recently George has been recognized and endorsed by Martin Guitar of Nazareth, PA and selected by them to work on some of their newest products like the Martin "X-Midi" guitar. George is honored to be included on Martins list of famous owners and thanks them for their support of the last album project"When I'm Next To You,I Feel Lucky" through their contribution of Sting's acoustic bass and Tom Petty's 12-string from the Martin museum. George has been touring the East Coast for over two decades now. In that time he has opened for long list of spectacular artists and bands that include The Wailers, Santana, Black Uhuru and Al Jardine. Currently George is doing solo reggae dub MIDIguitar synth looping shows (The Small Axe Orchestra) and touring as a trio featuring Chris Condel (of Capt. Zig and S.I.R.S.)on drums and vocals and Peter Fritz (of The Octave Below) on bass. Incorporating MIDI guitar synth to access a plethora of sounds and live loops this trio sounds "MASSIVE!"Since the release of "Hold On" the band has added Angelo Miraglia (of The Octave Below....featured in Relix magazine) ..boards and Annette Miraglia (Angelo's mom ) on percussion and vocals to make an even more incredible sound! "Wesley carves his own musical territory. The music is magic" --The Post Standard - Syracuse NY "Ask club owners and college concert promoters all across Central New York who their top drawing acts are and one name consistently comes up...George Wesley." --Central New York Music Journal "Truly amazing....a guaranteed good time!" --The Coconut Times - Ocean City Maryland "His live performances are absolutely smokin'" --The Weekender - Scranton PA In addition to his original material George Wesley does a "Tribute to Bob Marley" in which he covers Bob Marley "twisted up and smoked George Wesley style!" He also covers the following artists in his own unique style : Peter Tosh-Jimmy Cliff- Jimi Hendrix - The Rolling Stones -Eric Clapton - Grateful Dead - Stevie Ray Vaughn and many more.
(Producer note: This CD went through a lot of changes in the layout.The artist who started the project became ill and had to abandon the project...right before the release! Everything was turned over to another artist and under limited time we made the release! However there was a mistake in the tracking order.CD Baby straightened out the problem for digital distribution.The physical CD has the mistake. Tracks matching the audio should be:1.Fading Away,2.Ain't No Trouble,3.Long Time,4.Junkie Man,5.This Is The Sound,6.Hold On To Your Dreams,7.Dance To Jah Music,8.Don't Use Me,9.Your Love's Got A Hold On Me,10.Fading Away Dub,11.When I'm Next To You I feel Lucky.
Sorry for the mix up. Enjoy the music!)