Wes Carr - Updated Mar 2024

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Wes Carr

Wes Carr is a popular Australian singer-songwriter. Wes Carr gained immense fame as the winner of the 6th Australian Idol.

Early Life

Wes Carr was born on September 14, 1982, and he is currently 41 years old. He hails from Gawler, South Australia, and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Likewise, his birthname is Wesley Dean Carr but his recordings are also available under the stage name Buffalo Tales.

Moreover, he is also famous as “Wesley Dean” or just “Wes Carr”. Talking about his family, his parents’ names and professions are not mentioned yet.

However, he has shared a few photographs featuring his sister, parents, and grandmother on his @wesleydeanmusic Instagram profile. Likewise, his sister’s name is Lauren and he lovingly calls her “Lizzie”.

Wes Carr

Caption: Wes in a childhood photo with his younger sister Lauren. Source: Instagram


Regarding his educational journey, Carr took classes five nights a week at the Johnny Young Talent School. However, he later left Adelaide to live with his father in Sydney at the young age of 15 years.

Since then, this personality started his DIY education in the music industry. He started spending more time at bars, performing, and meeting other musicians instead of going to school.

Wes Carr – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, Wes Carr’s net worth as of 2022 ranges from $1 million to $5 million US dollars. All of this singer’s earnings and net worth come from his successful career as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and the winner of Australian Idol in 2008.

Brand Endorsements

Wes Carr has not done many brand advertisements or endorsements. Or it might also be that Carr doesn’t share them exclusively on his social media profiles.

Nevertheless, he has mentioned The Vinyl Lab (@thevinylab) in one of his Instagram posts. Also, this singer has shared multiple photographs clicked by photographer/videographer Evan Mattingly (@ev.mattingly).


Professionally, Wes Carr is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Carr is best recognized for being the winner of the 6th season of Australian Idol in the year 2008. Later on, this singer released his 1st studio album named Simple Sumin 2008. This was shortly before he entered Australian Idol.

After being the winner of Australian Idol, this personality signed a record deal with Sony Music Australia and released his debut single You. This song peaked at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) certified this single Gold.

Likewise, his 2nd studio album is The Way the World Looks and it reached #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart and also achieved Gold certification. The singer’s 2nd single Feels Like Woah peaked at #14 and gained Gold certification too.

In June 2011, this singer released Been a Long Time which is also the lead single from his 3rd album. This song peaked at #33 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Then in November 2011, this singer announced that he was no longer with Sony and would be releasing his album independently.

In August 2012, this singer released an EP titled Blood & Bone under the pseudonym “Buffalo Tales”. The singer’s 3rd studio album Roadtrip Confessions was released in June 2013 and debuted at #83.

Wes Carr

Caption: Wes performing by the shore. Source: Scenestr

More Details

Talking about the beginning of his career as a singer, Carr’s 1st big gig was supporting the Australian band Leonardo’s Bride for their last gig at The Basement. Likewise, this personality also played gigs with Missy Higgins, Lior, Paul Mac, Don Walker of Cold Chisel, and Andrew Farriss of INXS.

On 3 November 2003, this personality independently released his debut EP Rhythm to Fly. After the Australian band, Silverchair went into hiatus in 2003, this personality and Ben Gillies formed the band – Tambalane. This duo parted ways in 2005 when an unpleasant power struggle emerged between the two.

Then in the year 2006, this personality worked with C. J. Vanston in Los Angeles. There, the two co-wrote the song Say My Name for the film For Your Consideration. On 11 June 2008, this personality independently released his debut studio album Simple Sum.

Wes Carr

Caption: Wes after his performance during high school. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Wes Carr shared the news of his engagement with actress Charlotte Gregg in February 2011. The announcement was made through the Australian OK! magazine. The lovely couple tied the knot in April 2012.

Likewise, Carr and Gregg welcomed their 1st child later the same year. Their child’s name is Willow Harrison Carr and was born in Sydney on 5 November 2012. Carr and Gregg’s 2nd child’s name and date of birth are still a mystery.

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Caption: Wes posing for a photo with his family. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

There is no verified information related to Wes’s body measurements including his height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, etc. On the other hand, Carr has blonde hair and blue eyes. Moreover, this singer likes to keep both his hair and bread long.

Wes Carr – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Wes joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has more than 6k followers on his @wesleydeanmusic account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @wesleydeanmusic. As of September 2022, this profile has more than 60.3K followers.

Likewise, his username on Tiktok is @wesleydeantiktok. Further, he created his “Wesley Dean” YouTube channel in August 2011. While writing this biography, this channel has garnered more than 1.6 million views and 2.45K subscribers.