John Wesley Dearth

John Wesley Dearth

John Wesley, also known as Wes Dearth (born John Wesley Dearth, III in June 1962)[2] is an American singer, songwriter and guitar player.

John Wesley's professional music career began in the early 1980s in the Tampa, Florida area where he founded 1991 Southwestern Music Conference's showcase act Autodrive along with drummer/producer Mark Prator. The following year, Wesley embarked on a solo career and became the opening act for British rockers Marillion on seven consecutive tour legs around the world, especially North and South America, the UK and Europe.

Other musicians Wesley has worked beside include Sean Malone, Steve Hogarth and Steve Rothery. He has also performed as an occasional fill-in bassist and lead guitarist for Florida-based group Sister Hazel.