Wes Carr has worn a lot of hats in the twenty years he’s been a professional musician, acoustic troubadour, reality show winner and chart-topping pop star. He has been front man of the Silverchair side project Tambalane and was the nations’ sweetheart when he took out Australian Idol.
Wes' ragged, soaring voice recalling Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon coupled with the rambling spirit and storytelling of Leonard Cohen has taken him around the globe and then some.
Music is in Wes Carr’s DNA. He is a multifaceted instrumentalist, producer, international award winning singer songwriter and performer.
Wes has collaborated with Silverchair’s Ben Gillies, CJ Vanston (Joe Cockers Musical Director), Don Walker and Jimmy Barnes from Cold Chisel and many others.
His single ‘You’ became a Platinum selling Aria number 1 single. His album “The Way the World Looks” stormed the Aria charts opening at number 2, with the song “Feels Like Woah” then becoming the most played song on Australian radio. This track also gained international attention becoming the theme song for CBS.
He has supported Cold Chisels’ Ian Moss on a 58 show tour and well known Irish band 'The Script' on their international tour.
Wes has won Best Male Artist at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013. And second place in the International songwriting competition with his song ‘Lost’ which he co-wrote with mentor Don Walker from Cold Chisel.
In 2015 ‘Lost’ was released by Chisel as the first single off their album “No Plans” recognising Carr as one of the country’s best writers.
In 2017 Wes received his first Golden Guitar for best collaboration with Catherine Britt.
Read our 'Interview with a Rockstar' on Wes Carr here.
“I had the honour of singing ‘Lost’ a great song written by Don Walker and Wes Carr. Since singing that I couldn’t wait to get the chance to write with Wes myself. We had one session together and have about 4 or 5 good ideas on the go. Wes is a great singer and a great songwriter”
Jimmy Barnes - Cold Chisel