666 – The Moment is Here! ;)


Whooooaaaa – not to be immodest, but … we somehow all kinda sensed this number would eventually happen, didn’t we? (Well, in case of faith in me and my stuff, that is) ;-)
So… without further comment, here it is:
666 wesbound fans

Welcome to my new friends and supporters, shoutout to the previous ones! Whoohoo!

P.S. Notice something else that was funny about the number…? ;) (Hint – it’s all in the comments… ;))

wes’bound tracks available on Google Music


For those of you living in the US, there’s now an alternative to iTunes, Amazon and the likes: As of now, you get to download my tracks on Google Music (or Google Play as it’s called now). Thanks for your support in advance!

via wes'bound.

Are vinyls doomed for the advent of the music tape/cassette?


cassettes

Sind Leer-Cassetten der Tod der Schallplatte?.

Interesting flashback to the mid 70ies when music cassettes and portable player devices became popular. Even then the music industry’s sole response was to complain about the loss in revenue. You could say that P2P filesharing is the digital equivalent of the music cassette back in the day. Following this reasoning – the more pirating, the better for the artists in the long run. No?

Chuck Loeb Interview


I had the incredible opportunity of interviewing Chuck Loeb at Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg 2010. Due to existing length limitations on YouTube, the video was edited into three consecutive segments. Please find them below.

part 1 of 3:

part 2 of 3:

part 3 of 3:

If for whatever reason above videos don’t work, please follow below posted links:

part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Wesbound on JazzNet 247 with Wes George Gillespie


wesbound press photoI am stoked!!!! Recently, Wes Gillespie of Smooth Jazz Radio Station JazzNet 247 selected my tracks I Count on U and Naiad Theme for his fine programming. This in itsself would be an incredible treat alone, but it gets even better: I recently checked his playlist and was almost falling from my chair from detecting myself among all the BIG names of the genre! Upon tuning in to his radio show, I hear a radio jingle with announcements of the songs to air during the second hour of his show and – shock again! – he placed an announcement of my track between Brian Culbertson and – Herbie Hancock!! I mean – come on!!! This is getting better than whatever dreams I may have had in my late teens and early twens! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Some of my Facebook family and friends might be tempted to think, I was presenting myself extra-humble in order to “solicit” more attention or support, but no! Take my word on this: I am really, really almost in disbelief over all the incredible things that have started to happen for me!! And excited and thrilled at the same time, of course!

Again, my heartfelt gratitude to all of you, who have and are supporting me in ways I could not have imagined! This is major, major, major and means EVERYTHING to me! And know that I keep working on my chops and material. After all – what could be better than knowing there is an appreciating audience waiting for more to come?

Thank you all! At this point, I’d like to mention Brian O’Neal, who got the ball rolling for me about one and a half years ago, by inviting me to collaborate on his track and then video Dreams in Color and by getting the word out. Please consider supporting his charity organization DO Foundation that came from this musical collaboration. Also, a big shoutout to April Sims and Christopher Fields on WAGTi Radio, for inviting me to be among the first interview guests when the station launched under that name in March 2009. After that, I soon found myself invited on a couple more stations getting interested in airing my music and finding out about my work. Cres O’Neal, Gary Fuston, Mary Ann of U S Smooth Jazz Network, Marissa Caliguire to name a few more – thank you dearly! Please find the complete list of stations and radio presenters here.

This is incredibly exciting, people! Thank you!
Peace,

wesbound, October 2010