Charlie the Most / Baz King / Bobby Wesley Trio
Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island offers a free concert featuring three student groups whose music ranges from rock to funk. Bobby Wesley has performed with Regina Carter. Baz King is from Cape Town, South Africa, and Charlie the Most is a 10-piece funk unit.
Bobby Wesley Trio: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
An accomplished guitarist from Detroit, Michigan, Robert Wesley is a 2013 graduate of Berklee who received his degree in professional music. Prior to attending Berklee, Wesley had the honor of being featured with jazz violinist Regina Carter at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival.
While at Berklee, Wesley was part of the music ensemble and accompaniment for Lalah Hathaway at the Berklee Performance Center and at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. He was the guitarist for the band Columbus, playing funk and soul from 2009 to 2012. Columbus quickly took Berklee and the Boston area by storm as entertainment during freshman orientation at Wellesley College and at popular area venues such as the Middle East in Cambridge and Revolution Rock Bar in the North End.
As a member of that band, Wesley was a proud recipient of the Berklee Urban Service Award for his participation in a clinic for the Boys and Girls Club in Allston. In 2011, he became the lead guitarist for Endangered Speeches, playing reggae and hip-hop. Another Berklee and Boston area favorite, Endangered Speeches (The City Is Rough; Dem Borders Will Fall) has been recognized by The Boston Globe, has been the headliner for the Bay Jam Music Festival in Islamorada, Florida. The band was featured of Live Music Week on WERS 88.9 in March 2013.
As founder of the Bobby Wesley Trio, Wesley is looking forward to sharing his musical gift and making a lasting impression on the music industry.
Baz King: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Hailing from the sunny shores of Cape Town, South Africa, Baz King was raised on James Taylor and Erykah Badu. The chilled vibes of his hometown and the music he grew up with have found their way into his songs. Ever since picking up the guitar at 16, there's been no turning back. Just as music is constantly shifting and expanding, so is King; some days you will hear a full-blown rock band, and another time it could be a guitar and drum duo or even solo electric guitar. No matter in what form, it's always recognizable as Baz King.
Charlie the Most: 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Ten members strong, Charlie the Most was formed in 2012 in Boston by guitarist Charlie McCanless and combines elements of rock and funk. The group plans on taking over the world one show at a time by uniting audiences around the globe in harmonious amusement and providing an unflappable groove, impeccable talent, and a raucous party. As Charlie the Most says, "We bring the rock. We bring the funk. We bring the party."