Wes traveled to LA to work with Joe Cockers' musical director CJ Vanston and together they wrote a song for the film 'For Your Consideration' (directed by Christopher Guest) called 'Say My Name' which features on the films soundtrack.
Wes collaborate with Ben Gillies from Silverchair. They formed a band called 'Tambalane' and together they independently released an album of the same name.
Winning series 6 of Network Tens Australian Idol in 2008 certainly gave those songs a much larger platform and Wes’ single 'You' became a Platinum selling Aria number 1 single. His album “The Way the World Looks” stormed the Aria charts opening at number 2, with the song “Feels Like Woah” then becoming the most played song on Australian radio. This track also gained international attention becoming the theme song for CBS. Touring was now an everyday affair, where Carr spent the next few years on the road playing to sell out shows across the country. He supported Cold Chisels,' Ian Moss on a 58 show tour and well known Irish band, 'The Script' on their international tour.
Wes embarked on a global writing trip and cut a record at Roy Orbison's studio in Nashville and the iconic Sunset Sound Studios in LA. The record was never released.
Wes created Buffalo Tales an independent release. Yearning for a simpler time, it was a cathartic departure from the rock sound and a more honest intimate creation, with folk and alt country overtones. It was time to strip back the production and return to his roots. Wes created the EP “Blood and Bone” with best mate and Jazz royalty, Stu Hunter. The album “Roadtrip Confessions” was soon to follow. Both reaching number 2 on the Singer Songwriter charts. A few more national tours, but this time capturing the essence of the troubadour. Intimate raw and complex. Wes felt at home.
International recognition soon followed with Wes winning Best Male Artist at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2013. And second place in the International songwriting competition with his song 'Lost' which he co-wrote with mentor Don Walker from Cold Chisel.
In 2015 'Lost' was released by Chisel as the first single off their album “No Plans” recognising Carr as one of the country's best writers. This same year Wes toured his sell out one man show “Here Comes the Sun” a show he created celebrating the late and great George Harrison. Offers came in soon after for more story telling on the main stage with Wes touring nationally to sell out theaters with “Rolling Thunder Vietnam”
This year Wes received his first Golden Guitar for best collaboration with Catherine Britt. In between laps of the country, Wes found himself becoming a father and wearing the honourable hat of “Dad,” to date Wes' greatest achievement. And the bag full of songs? They will be shared later in the year with Wes' best work yet. “Hummingbird” the album will be the telling of the tales. The heart of Carr. Ranging from joy to existential fear and every emotional point in between.