John Wesley (guitarist)

John Wesley (guitarist)

: "For entries on other people named John Wesley, see John Wesley (disambiguation)."Infobox musical artist
Name = John Wesley

Img_capt = John Wesley performing live with Porcupine Tree at Irving Plaza, NYC
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Origin = Tampa, Florida
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Years_active = 1980–present
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Mark Prator
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Tracy LaBarbera
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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 guitar player. 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 Autodrive along with drummer/producer Mark Prator. The following year Wesley embarked on a solo career and became the premier opening act for British rockers Marillion on 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 Lion front-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, [ RedRoom Recorders] , Mark Prator, and mixed by Steven Wilson of 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 Prator and 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 MySpace page, in what he called his "Share the Wes" policy. He will still be offering the CDs for purchase at gigs and for order online.


Studio Albums

#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)"
*With Porcupine Tree: "In Absentia", "Arriving Somewhere", "Fear of a Blank Planet"

CD Singles

#The Last Light
#John Wesley
#Fly Boy

Live/Wesfest Productions Releases

#Waiting for the Sun to Shine in Paris
#Wesfest 98
#John Wesley Bachelor Party Tour
#Starting the Engine II
#Wesfest 1999
#The Chicago and Frisco Bootlegs
#John Wesley:TEN
#Live at Katie Fitzgerald's

*"Fellini Nights - Live with Fish"
*"With Porcupine Tree: "XM", "XMII", "Rockpalast", "We Lost The Skyline"


# Arriving Somewhere...
September, 2006


On Stage


* 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
* [ Babicz] Acoustics
*Langejans Acoustic


* [ Bad Cat] Hot Cat 30 red sparkle
*Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 black
*Marshall 6100
*1974 Marshall 4x12
*Diezel Herbert

Stage Pedal Board

* [ The GigRig Switching System]
*SIB Blue Echo Drive
*Sweetsound Mojo Vibe
*Boss DS1 Keeley Mod
*Klon Centaur
*Analog Man Mini Bi Comp
*Analog Man Ibanez TS9 Mod
*1975 MXR Script Phase 90
*Lovepedal Eternity
*Peterson Strobostomp
*Ernie Ball Volume
*Roger Mayer Vision Wah
*Boss R220
*Boss OC2
*BJF Emerald Green
*Boss DD6
*Boss TU2
*TC Electronics G System

External links

* [ Official site]
* [ John Wesley's Myspace Profile]
* [ John Wesley's Recording Studio]
* [ Online fan newsletter subscription link]


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