The breakthrough artist joins forces with bonafide legend & personal musical inspiration ahead of headline UK tour

After establishing himself as a breakthrough artist with over 1 billion global streams and chart-topping records across five countries, ex-Love Island cast member and singer-songwriter, Wes Nelson, returns with a garage banger featuring the legendary RnB vocalist and UKG pioneer Craig David.

Out on 2nd February, ‘Abracadabra‘ serves as the ultimate winter warmer, bringing summer vibes even in the coldest of times, with Wes and Craig duelling over a cool RnB-flavoured garage groove. The track came about some months back when Wes met with Craig, who also happens to be one of Wes’ musical inspirations, in the studio where ‘Abracadabra’ was born.

Craig asked me to support him at one of his shows in the summer in Ibiza.” Wes says.. “Craig has been a big inspiration to me since I was a kid, so when the opportunity arose to jump into the studio together it was a no brainer!”

In the past, there have been some comparisons between the two of us as singers, we’re on a similar sort of wave and clearly it’s a collaboration that people wanted. We made the whole song start to finish in the studio – it felt really natural and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” ‘Abracadabra’ drops ahead of Wes’ European headline tour in May, which will include stops in Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester.

Throughout the last couple of years, Wes’ career has continued going from strength-to-strength, as evidenced by his highly successful UK tour, which saw him sell out headline shows across the nation. Wes also joined N-Dubz, acting as main support for their return tour, where hegraced some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including sold-out shows at The O2 London and Birmingham’s Utilita Arena before joining them at various outdoor festivals across the summer.

Not stopping there, he’s taken his electrifying performances abroad with memorable shows in Ibiza, Greece, Switzerland, Malta, Dubai and more upcoming performances planned in central Europe.
Beyond his music career, Wes Nelson boasts a diverse range of talents, including being a TV star, former undefeated champion Muay Thai kickboxer, semi-professional footballer, and Nuclear System Design Engineer. However, his enduring love for music has seen him rise to prominence in the industry. Through this, his distinctive style has earned him the respect and admiration of fellow artists. To date, he has received endorsements from influential figures such as Krept & Konan, Tion Wayne, Adekunle Gold, Headie One, Lewis Capaldi, Liam Payne, and many more.

As one of the UK’s most loved artists, Craig David has continually soundtracked the UK charts all whilst crossing multiple genres, his now iconic first record ‘Born To Do It’ made a huge impact on UK culture and brought garage from the underground and to the forefront of the mainstream.

Since he first emerged at the end of 1999 with instant UK garage classic ‘Re-Rewind’, Craig has scored 25 UK top 40 singles (16 of them top 10), nine UK top 40 albums (five of them top 10) and amassed over 5 billion streams worldwide.

Craig has collaborated with everyone from Sting to Kano to Diplo to KSI, while also becoming one of the biggest DJs in Ibiza via his TS5 soundsystem. Award-wise Craig has received 14 Brit Award nominations , two Grammy nominations , four MOBO awards, three Ivor Novellos honouring his songwriting, and most recently an MBE for his services to music.

In addition to this, Craig has one of Ibiza’s most successful and long standing residencies playing Ibiza Rocks, coming back this year for its 7th season. Craig has also recently been announced for the anticipated ‘Lovers and Friends‘ festival in Las Vegas this May. Craig continues to remain at the helm of his own unique, authentically British sound. A sound that made waves across the globe, making him the voice of one of the most pivotal eras in UK music, and in turn, making him one of the most successful artists in UK chart history.


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