Bio




Aline and Wes are an American soulful rock duo formed in 2019 in Seattle,WA. The two met while performing in Seattle clubs. Each was taken by each other’s  unique voices and songwriting style. They decided to join forces and collaborate. Their music features a melding of their styles and influences. 
 Aline Vida graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. She sang at clubs such as Les Deux Café, and Drai's Hollywood. Bassist Leroy Ball invited her to sit in with him and the Do Got Band, while Vida would perform during breaks for jazz/blues star Barbara Morrison.She later moved to Stockholm,Sweden and honed her craft before heading to the Big Apple. For over a decade,she regularly performed at celebrated gay clubs like the O.W. Bar and Hannah’s. She also had the opportunity to join blues legend Sweet Georgia Brown for various gigs at B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square, as well as the famed Harlem jazz club, Lenox Lounge. Bo Diddley's longtime musical director, guitarist/composer Jim Satten, would regularly invite Vida on stage to sing.

Vida has called the Pacific Northwest home for several years now. She’s performed at the Royal Room, Seattle’s HEMPFEST, the High Dive,Critical Sun Radio,KSER radio, and El Corazón. “There is nothing like living close to water. It’s great for my spirit, “ says Vida. In 2015, the Emmy-nominated series, Justified, featured her song, “Secrets and Lies.” With a full voice, Vida reminds of myriad styles - from Phoebe Snow to Etta James - yet her recipe is completely original.She has released (3) self-released LPs and EPs including Visible,And Now, and Alive.

 Wes Speight (stylized as Sp8), a Seattle singer/songwriter originally from Tennessee, has played many of the venues in Seattle WA and Nashville TN and has toured to places such as Vancouver BC, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Texas, New York, Spain, Italy and France. His music varies widely from Americana to Bluesy to Rock with a weirdo punk attitude. Speight is the former frontman of the Blues-Punk trio Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy and member of alt-americana band WaterPenny. Speight's first album, Please EP, was released in 2008 under an independent label. Since then he has released 4 more full-length albums independently: 2011's Lie & Wish, 2012's Hackneyed and 2014's Transmigration, 2015's Rejection Letter, 2017's Gold Mind, and 2018's 2084 and Procession Ep. 

 Aline and Wes will release a debut EP on 11/15/19.
You should attend the release party. For details, click this link.
Their musical aesthetic is sure to pique your interest.

 For more information about shows and to sign up for their email list visit facebook.com/alineandwes