While there are performers like Wes Carr, the magic of The Beatles will live on. Carr delves into the music, life & times of George Harrison
Story telling is what Wes Carr does best. For his latest tour, the much-loved Australian singersongwriter has found an avenue to bring that talent to the stage.
Interpreting George Harrison’s songbook, Wes will take on chart-topping classics like My Sweet Lord and What is Life, as well as The Beatles hit Something – a song Frank Sinatra deemed “the greatest love song ever written’’.
The show, Here Comes The Sun, arrives on the Gold Coast this weekend.
It will see Wes share intimate tales and anecdotes from Harrison himself, not only showcasing the depth of Harrison’s music but looking “within and without” on a spiritual journey, recounting conversations the former Beatle started many years ago.
Celebrating the essence of an incredible artist from a musician’s perspective, Wes is looking forward to entwining their two stories in a live setting.
“George wasn’t just the ‘quiet Beatle’ who played lead guitar for the most celebrated and influential band the world has ever seen,’’ Wes says.
“George was an innovator, arguably more so than John Lennon and Paul McCartney, questioning life and reality, always searching for something deeper and in doing so, introducing the culture and traditions of the east to the west.
“Most famously, George collaborated with Ravi Shankar and embraced the practice of transcendental meditation, the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.’’
Wes says the connection he feels with Harrison has played a significant role in his life.
“If it wasn’t for George, I wouldn’t have started transcendental meditation five years ago – it played a large part in my recovery from depression,” he says.
This year Wes will travel to India to retrace George’s steps from way back in the 1960s.
Wes Carr says George Harrison played a significant role in his life.