16 Facts About Wes Carr


Wes Carr released his first studio album, Simple Sum, independently in 2008 shortly before entering Australian Idol.


In June 2011, Wes Carr released "Been a Long Time", the lead single from his third album.


In November 2011, Wes Carr announced that he was no longer with Sony and would be releasing his album independently.


Wes Carr was born and raised in Gawler, South Australia, a town near the Barossa Valley on Adelaide's northern fringe.


Wes Carr took classes five nights a week at the Johnny Young Talent School, but eventually left Adelaide to live with his father in Sydney at the age of fifteen.


From here on, Wes Carr began his DIY education of the music industry, swapping time at school for time at bars, performing and meeting other musicians.


On 3 November 2003, Wes Carr released his debut EP Rhythm to Fly, independently.


On 11 June 2008, Wes Carr released his debut studio album, Simple Sum, independently.


In 2008, Wes Carr auditioned for the sixth season of Australian Idol.


Wes Carr received another touchdown in the top three round, from judge Ian Dickson and a TV throw from judge Kyle Sandilands he has never being in the bottom 2 or bottom 3 appearance.


On 23 November 2008, Wes Carr was announced the winner of Australian Idol of 2008 with Luke Dickens becoming the runner-up.


In May 2009, Wes Carr embarked on a national tour to perform songs from the album.


In September 2009, Wes Carr served as a support act for Irish band The Script's Australian tour.


In November 2011, Wes Carr announced on that he was no longer with Sony and would release his album independently.


In November 2016, Wes Carr featured in the Catherine Britt single, "F U Cancer" alongside Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Josh Pyke and Wendy Matthews.


Wes Carr married Charlotte in April 2012, and their first child was born later that year.