Bio

Wesley Lucas is a Jazz/Soul singer entertaining at various events throughout the south of England. As a solo performer his shows offer a diverse variety of musical genres including Jazz, Swing, Soul, Blues and Pop. 

Born 1983 in Crawley, West Sussex, England. 

Growing up in a musical family, his grandfather listened to Sinatra and Count Basey whilst his dad played piano around the house and his mother played records by Carole king, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. Overtime other musical influences such as Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway began to shape the way he sang and performed. 

First performance on stage was at the age of 15 at Fairfield Halls. During his teens Wesley was performing and writing music with several bands and was given the opportunity to play at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club twice where Roy Ayers took to stage to collaborate on their cover of 'love will bring us back together'. 

Wesley studied music technology at Chichester College and went on to study a degree in Popular Music Performance at Vocaltech, part of Thames Valley University.

In 2004, he met with Gary Crosby who gave him the opportunity to feature on Jazz Jamaica's 'Motor City Roots' Album. He sung lead vocals on a ska jazz version of Stevie Wonders 'I was made to love her' which features musicians such as Soweto Kinch, Harry Brown and the true inspiration, the late Abram Wilson.










Wesley also recorded a cover of  'Ma Cherie Amour' with the wonderful  Zara Mcfarlene. A European tour followed which gained Wesley the skills and knowledge to become a confident and professional performer.
 
Currently Wesley is doing what he does best. Between working 9-5 at a homeless charity, he is entertaining the crowds. Performing on stage is his first love and being able to earn a wage for it is a bonus and a privilege. Wesley plans to branch out and perform on more stages with mind to record his original music and a tribute album to all his inspirations.