Wes Swing is a cellist, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Virginia. His music is best characterized as alt-cello-folk and has been described as Radiohead mixed with classical and "a rich and lilting soundscape”. In live performance, Wes loops his cello and violin, combining layered strings and lyrics imbued with poetry. His musical journey began as a four-year-old violinist, developing an early appreciation for classical music, and finding his true musical love in the cello while at university.
After graduating with a degree in Latin, Wes taught for three years before quitting his teaching job and turning to music full time. A love of the classics comes through in his imagist lyrics and arrangements. Swing’s current project is his full length debut album “Through a Fogged Glass”. The album is a not simply a collection of songs but a landscape of sound, having been written and arranged with much care as one complete work. Swing wrote most of the album in a cabin in the Virginia woods. After the release of "Through a Fogged Glass" on vinyl and CD, Wes and his band toured throughout the USA and Europe. Wes Swing's music is featured regularly on NPR and is used by several modern dance companies.