Wes Raymond

Wes Raymond

BandR&B

Classic Soulful styling with a New Orleans R&B twist. Wes sings it the way Soul and R&B ought to be sung, while his band keeps it cookin'.

Biography

With the release of CAN U FEEL IT in 2001, Wes set into motion events that had always eluded him. It was the start of taking control of his music's direction, content, and future. This year saw the release for commercial sale of two live performances in New Orleans, where Wes is based. Having been well received at 2002's Cutting Edge Music conference also established the fact that Wes has a considerable fan base. Sales of 2001's "CAN U FEEL IT" have also taken off in Japan, Wales, and Germany. The single "Tonight" is in rotatation on several radio stations around the country as well. Wes has also formed a new original music band (FUNK2) that is taking off in the classic New Orleans' funk direction set by such bands as the Meters, and Neville Bros. An example of one of those songs is included in this kit.

Lyrics

Can U Feel It

Written By: Wes Raymond

Can u feel the time is right
We must all take part
Time is short, we've got no time to fight
We must lead with our heart

We can work this out
I know we can
And I know you feel it too
We can all reach the promised land
But there are somethings
We need to do

chorus
Get Up
And let His Love Shine Down
I Can Feel It
All Around
Get Up
And Let His Love Shine In
We Can Do It
If We Only Just Begin
To Get Up

verse
We can live by the master's plan
But it starts with you and me
Every woman, child and man
If we only just believe
All around I see so much pain
So many babies starving
So many wars in vain
God knows where we're headed
If we don't change our course
We must give up our foolish pride
And praise a higher source
Chorus

(rap)
I call you names and strike the blow, you call this love? I call this low. They rape my life cause me strife, hold me back. to you it's just a matter of fact. You're making your play, making me pay, I know there's got to be a better way, so here I'll stay. All over the world they misuse our trust, a chosen few decide for us. dictate the terms for me and you, then devide the spoils when they get through. We fight their fight, and give our best if we destroy the world tell me what's left. For you and me and them to fight about, forget this stuff, let's work this out!

Chorus

Discography

Can You Feel It (PatchWork Records 2001)
Live At Tipitina's in New Orleans ( 2002)
Live At Silky O'Sullivan's in New Orleans (2002)

Set List

Wes' live shows regularly pack the house on Bourbon Street where you can sometimes find him. His renditions of Motown, and classic soul hits are always crowd favorites. He also includes a healthy dose of his own original songs.

Original Songs:
Can U Feel It
Tonight
Deep Inside
Back 2 Yesterday
Thank God 4 You

Cover Songs:
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
My Girl - The Temptations
Back In Love Again - LTD
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Get Ready - Get Ready
Love The One You're With - The Isley Bros.
The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
and many more.