"Wesley Attew is an English born, Vancouver based singer-songwriter. He writes evocative Modern Folk-Pop that speaks directly to the soul. His songs illustrate the unparalleled sensation of exploring this world and the people in it. The music he makes isn't just for the moment, but for every step of the journey.
Attew spent his late teens and early twenties traveling and working around the UK, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He only began playing guitar and writing music in his early 20's, and formed his solo project after immigrating to Canada in 2015. This unique and important period in his life had an enormous impact on his approach to songwriting.
On February 19th, 2021 Attew self-released his much anticipated Debut EP “Where Do We Go From Here”, produced with Jeff Zipp at Light Machine Records, he received funding assistance from FACTOR's Artist Development Grant to support the EP’s release. The record earned glowing reviews from Canadian/International Press, radio play on the iconic BBC Introducing Radio show in the UK, and has now reached over 750,000 streams on digital streaming platforms. Attew received Creative BC's Career Development grant at the end of 2020 to help fund his follow up project. "Courage" was Attew's first single to follow up his debut EP, released with Two Keys Records on November 10th, 2021. The song, and accompanying music videos have collectively reached over 500,000 plays on digital streaming platforms.
Wesley’s fierce drive and dedication to be an independent artist has captured the attention of his fans over the past few years. He is steadily crafting a loyal fanbase and following across all platforms. On November 25th, 2022, Attew performed at Vancouver music showcase "Root Dwellers". Where he opened up for acclaimed singer-songwriter "Jon Bryant". In 2023, the first single from Wesley’s debut EP “Where Do We Go From Here” received a sync placement and soundtrack placement on the top 10 Netflix series “Outer Banks Season 3”.
Wesley is currently back in the studio at Light Machine Records, recording his second EP.