What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
It's a combination of pop, rock, ska, rap and reggae but would fit in an alternative genre. Upbeat and catchy!!!
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
The name "Wes Side" was just what friends called me in my hometown of Brown Hill Ontario. I kinda figured why mess with it...lol
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What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My influences range as with most artists I think. But one band always sticks out in my mind. It was 1996 and I was all about heavy, hard punk rock and metal...typical rebellious youth. A friend of mine had grabbed a bunch of random CD's to listen to in my 1987 chevy chevette..1st CD in was "SUBLIME" was instantly hooked and inspired me like no other band ever has.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Since the start of the pandemic I have dove deeply into writing and recording and reshaping my goals. As the world opens up there will be live performances.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is to be heard..I think my music can catch peoples attention. It would be great to turn it into full time. My plan, being one person is to promote and keep putting out music as frequently as possible. Weekly videos. Covers or originals to keep interest up.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Everyone I know always loves my oldie "the river" its a story about life and I think most can relate to it. Plus its just a fun tune!!!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
My biggest challenge has been just life in general. Being a father, working hard at countless jobs to provide and keep a roof over our heads. Its hard to make time for music but I keep at it. I feel its my purpose.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Chaos... Haha. Sometimes it starts with a riff on my guitar. Sometimes I'll write pages of lyrics and work it down to a 3 minute song. More recently I've been playing around with recording and songs have grown just from messing around with different digital platform's.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Not very much..I don't really care for it but I do realise its a great way to promote music. Working on finding someone who's willing to help in that aspect. Just posting my music and sharing. Creating a online presence.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Right now on my playlist you would find alot of "the Dirty Heads" , "Tommy Lee Sparta" and then alot of oldies like "Otis redding" and "CCR" and of course always "Sublime".
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I started at 8 years old. I dunno rode bikes, caused trouble lol
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
If you're not 100% in to what you're doing its not worth it. Music needs heart.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
It's so diverse I don't know what I would change. I guess just giving artists who deserve to be there a chance to be heard.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Its hard to find your own style with so much out there. But I believe as you grow as an artist your own style will develop on its own. As for me when I hear something completely different that I like. Its pretty exciting.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I'm an avid off road enthusiast actively involved in the Jeep and ATV world. I currently work at an offroad resort with accommodations, camping and trails to play. Love my dogs Eli and Moose