Born: Tampa Florida
John Wesley is/was the Guitar Technician of Marillion, who also has become an artist himself.
First Band : 1991 - Autodrive : Southwestern Music Conference's showcase act
1992 - Solo
1998 Joins ex-White Lion frontman Mike Tramp as the premier North-American opening act for Peter Frampton/Lynryd Skynyrd Tour.
The Classic Rock CD in the September 2000 issue has "Missionary Girl" by Katherine Crowe. The guitar is played by none other John Wesley.
2000 John Wesley helped Fish in his live band and later that year Fish asked him to help him with his solo album "Felliny Days".
CD USA: long island records LIR 00075
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY AUTODRIVE
JIMMY MURDOCK. lead vocal & bass
PAUL PRATOR . keyboard & b.vocals
MARK PRATOR. drums& vocals
WES DEARTH. guitar & b.vocals
1994: Album UNDER THE RED AND WHITE SKY
CD - Racket Records - RACKET 4
TOTAL TIME [52:57]
Several people have asked about a "digital glitch" on the Red Sky CD in track
6 ("The Last Light") at 1:43.
[JJ Sargent: If they have the Racket version, this is true. A minor production error.]
John Wesley - Guitars and vocals,
Mark Kelly - Keyboards and piano,
Mark Prator - Drums and percussion,
Dave Wehner - Bass,
Ian Mosley - Drums on "None so beautiful", "Thirteen days",
Steve Rothery - Guitar Solo on "Thirteen days",
Shawn Malone - Fretless bass,
Paul Prator - Keyboards on "Into the Night", "What you really want", "To reach out".
Russell Farrow - Crash chords on "The Last Light"
Leroy Myers - Backing Vocals on "The Last Light", "Waiting for the sun".
Brian Benscoter - Percussion on "None so beautiful"
Produced by Mark Kelly and Jim Morris
Engineered by Jim Morris
Asst. Engineers - Judd Packer, Steve Heritage, Brian Bescoter, Mark Prator, Dave Wehner, Shawn Malone.
Recorded at Morrisound Studios, Tampa
Cover Art by: Bill Smith Studio, Don Quoxote
Image by: Bob Dorsey
Photography: Dennis Osborne
All songs by John Wesley except "Ito the Night" and "Waiting for the sun", by John Wesley and Paul Prator.
Guidance: John Arnison, To Morris, Mario Medious, Warren Wyatt, Julie Hines and Walt Verson
Thanks to: Thoroughbred Music, Paul Reed Smith, Russell Farrw.
Wes plays: PRS, Takamine, and Fender Guitars
Mark Prator Uses: Drum Workshop and Paiste Cymbals
Special thanks to the members, families, and crew of Marillion, for their unending
faith and belief in this project.
1994 "The Last Light"
CDS - F : CNR 300 726 (Promo)
1994 "John Wesley"
CDS - F : CNR 300 727 (Promo given with a magazine)
1995: Mini-album THE CLOSING OF THE PALE BLUE EYES
CD - F : CNR 30 0004-2 (Promo given with the album UNDER THE RED AND WHITE SKY)
09-October-1998: Album WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE IN PARIS
CD - WesFest Productions - wesfest 1 (Limited numbered edition on CD-R of 100 copies all signed)
Live @ Arapaho - Paris, France - 06/04/95
(featuring Shawn Malone on bass & Mark Kelly on Keyboards)
TOTAL TIME [73:50]
1998: Album THE EMPEROR FALLS
CD - UK : Dream Catcher - CRIDE 7 (5 036436 001729)
TOTAL TIME [61:13]
Produced and Engineered By - Mark Daghorn
Mastered By Peter Mew at Abbey Road
Recorded at New Rising Studio, Peldon, England, August 98
Tape Op - Will Elliott
Steve Hogarth - Recorded and Engineered by Stewart Every
Wyatt Management Worldwide - Warren Wyatt and Julie Hine
Catering by- Vernice Riley-Daghorn
John Wesley - Guitar and Vocals
Tracy LaBarbera - Vocals, Piano on "Gift of a Woman"
Mark Prator - Drums and Percussion
Andy Irvine - Bass and Fretless Bass
Steve Hogarth - Backing vocals on "So Bad", "An Ordinary Man"
Steve Rothery - Outro Solo on "Gift of a Woman"
Tony Turrell - Hammond Organ on "Days That Won't Let Go", "Someone for a day",
"Come and Gone", "Last Man by Your Side"
All songs written by John Wesley
Published by Warner Chappell Music
The members, families and crew of Marillion.
Adrian Mulcahy of Marshall Amplifiers
Martin Hooker and Liz Fairweather
John Wesley uses:
Paul Reed Smith Guitars
Langejanes Acoustic Guitars
Special Thanks to Family and Friends:
Jamie Dearth, Jay and Doris Dearth, Sarah Riley, Sherri Townsend, Denise Doyle, Stewart and Paula Every, Dean Rosenberger, Val and Kit Smith, Kim and John Pace, Andy Karp, Mario "M" Medious, Russ and Jan Vance, Metal Mike and Mary Van Ryswyke, Eric Neilson, Tas Sturdevant, Mike Tramp, Tom and Jim Morris, Michael and Charlie LaBarbera, Dave Wehner, Phil Peplinski, The Oleson Family, JJ Jester, Rob Galardi, Rob and Alexis Crossland, Rinus Van Doveren, Michel Koolian, All the WEB fan clubs, George Harris, Maggie Council, Beanstalk, Masa Itoh, Tatsu Hirano, Stephan Ettiene, Olivier Garnier and to all of those that helped me in bringing this project to life.
Wyatt Management World Wide
web site http://www.wyattworld.com
Photography- Paul Harries
Back Cover Artwork JJ Sargent
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Web Credits: JJ Sargent, Peter Gilson, Denise Doyle, Hermann Sabal, Don Becker
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE April 1999
CD USA: Out of this World Records OUT1
WESFEST '98 LIVE IN NEW YORK 1999
CDR USA: WesFest Productions - wesfest 1
(Limited numbered edition on CD-R)
Recorded at Wesfest (2nd night) live in "the Tralf" Buffalo New York 10-Oct-98
UNDER THE RED AND WHITE SKY/THE CLOSING OF THE PALE BLUE YES 1999
Remastered 2CD UK : Dream Catcher - CRIDE 14
THE JOHN WESLEY BACHELOR PARTY 09-Sep-00
CDR USA: Ltd Edition of 100
CDR USA: Re-print December 2000
Recorded Live at the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC January 15, and the CoNA party
at O'Neals Saloon, Philadelphia, PA, January 16, 2000.
STARTING THE ENGINE II 22-Dec-00
CDR USA: Ltd Edition first batch contains an extra CDR:
the rejected "STARTING THE ENGINE I"
STARTING THE ENGINE I:
STARTING THE ENGINE II: Recorded during the Marillion Brave Tours.
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2001