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Wes Carr: Hear Comes the Sun Australian Tour

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A celebration of George Harrison in ‘Here Comes The Sun’
The 'quiet Beatle' George Harrison will be celebrated nationally from May to August as popular Australian singer songwriter Wes Carr takes his 'Here Comes The Sun' show across Australia.

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Wes Carr - 'Here Comes The Sun' - Image from promoter

Touring a multitude of smaller venues from Melbourne to Marrickville and Katoomba to Woolongong, Wes will bring his unique interpretation of George Harrison to audiences across the country. The personal nature of each venue befits the intimate tales and stories of George Harrison that Wes will share with audiences in what he describe as a 'spiritual journey' made by the famous Beatle and Wes himself.

It will be just me and an acoustic guitar," says Wes in an interview for Weekend Notes. "The venues will allow me to connect with the crowd who are the show," he adds. Uniquely each performance will have a minute of meditation before launching into the story.

Here Comes The Sun' is a celebration and the story of George Harrison. It's an insightful peek into his life told through intimate tales and anecdotes and of course the music. "It's not everything about George" Wes explains, emphasising he won't be impersonating George bar from some Liverpool 'Scouse' quotes.

Wes Carr
Wes Carr - Image from promoter

It's a chance to hear his masterful musicianship and the songs" Wes says adding, "It's something we need more than ever now some 40 years on from the Beatles", with the simple message that "we need to look within our self and outward and not focus on possessions".

My Sweet Lord' and 'What is Life' are part of the repertoire of songs from the Harrison catalogue that will be performed by Wes in his homage to the Beatle that Wes describes as the innovator in the band. "George was more than the 'quiet Beatle' who played lead guitar", says Wes. "He was arguably more the go-getter than John Lennon and Paul McCartney, questioning life and reality, always searching for something deeper and in doing so".

This led George to discover and adopt the practice of Transcendental Meditation, the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is a similar spiritual journey that Wes has followed in his battle against depression following his rock star rise in 2008.

"The show is about who I am as a person today" says Wes who adds "If it wasn't for George, I wouldn't have started Transcendental Meditation 6 years ago." It helped him in his recovery from depression in the way he has made his own decisions.

The 'Here Comes The Sun' tour follows on from the sold out Sydney shows earlier in the year. Look out for Beatles classics including 'Something', which Frank Sinatra proclaimed as 'the greatest love song ever written'.

Wes has a unique storytelling style that as an accomplished musician himself will bring out the depth of Harrison's music both 'within and without'. It's sure to be special evening for Wes and audiences.

For more details on tour dates and to book tickets go to

08 May 2015
Chapel off Chapel
Melbourne, Victoria

09 May 2015
Chapel Off Chapel
Melbourne, Victoria

14 May 2015
Bison Bar
Nambour, QLD

15 May 2015
The Arts Centre
Gold Coast, QLD

16 May 2015
Bon Amici

17 May 2015
New Globe Theatre
Brisbane, QLD

21 May 2015
Pig House Flicks
Byron Bay, NSW

22 May 2015
5 Church Street
Bellingen, NSW
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Why? Wes Carr Show ‘Here Comes The Sun’
When: Concerts from 8 May to * August
Where: Multiple venues across Australia
Cost: Various
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