“I’m a learning addict and you can’t learn everything in music.”
Wes Nelson, a 23-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme, has arrived on the music scene. His debut single “See Nobody”, featuring Hardy Caprio, attracted a slew of celebrity fans and was followed by a second standout single, “Nice To Meet Ya” with Yxng Bane. A former semi-professional footballer, Muay Thai kickboxer, and a Nuclear System Design Engineer to boot, Wes is no stranger to the celebrity scene having made a name for himself on Love Island (2018), Dancing on Ice (2019), and The X Factor: Celebrity (2019).
We met Wes from his well-kept walk-in wardrobe on Zoom—he is super chilled talking about his various endeavours but becomes his most animated to promote a young unknown artist he’s listening to right now. His own music is a blend of Afrobeats and R&B which the streams prove is working, and that Wes Nelson may have unwittingly teased us to a career in music all along.
What is a Nuclear System Design Engineer?
So basically there’s a lot of maths, a lot of physics, a lot of calculations — it’s engineering but the
chemical and electrical side.
And what did you have to study?
I was studying at the same time as I was working and I studied Maths, Physics, Product Design
So all the very easy subjects…
Haha! Exactly. And then at University, I studied Electrical Engineering.
How did ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ with Yxng Bane come together as a song?
Nice to Meet Ya is kind of like a flexing song, it’s a cheeky song, and Bane, even without his voice just fits that profile. He’s a cheeky chap, he’s always in nice clothes and all the rest. He suited the song personality-wise before anything I think, and then his voice is perfect for it too, it just blended in nicely that I reached out to him, sent him the song and he loved it and that was that.
‘See Nobody’ attracted many celebrity fans, how are you finding these relationships?
I’m a very sociable person, I love to network, and I think just talking to these people who are experts in their field like Hardy and Bane, these are the people I want to hear from – to talk and have a good time with more than anything. Having a good time and socialising is one of the best things you can do for your career.
There’s nothing quite like a hidden gem…
Absolutely! And when he’s huge I can tell him I was there from the start!
I’m sure there are many people who feel the same way about you, Wes.
You’ve made me blush now.
Those are all my questions so thank you for your time. Any last parting words for our
It’s been a great chat so thank you, and to all the readers, I hope they’re having a lovely day and it was nice to meet ya!