Local composer has several songwriter credits
Brian Wells, a Delaware dancing icon with his Starliters Dance Studio, has now achieved verifiable triple threat status, having branched out as a singer/songwriter.
Starliters has instructed in all manners of dance for the past 30 years at Aldersgate Church and DuPont CC. Brian travels with his charges to exhibitions nationally. He has been a certified ballroom and Latin instructor for decades.
Now his musical side is gaining real traction nationally. He performed his latest release "GPS Directions to My Heart" at the Heart In The Game fundraiser in May to a very appreciative crowd. The Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company had awarded that tune first place in Country, adding to growing recognition for many of his original songs. The song was also recognized with a Runners Up award, landing in the top 15 for Country category from among 15,000 worldwide entrees in the 2014 International Song of the Year Contest.
Brian L. Wells is pleased to announce that he will be playing with the 825 Studio band at The Grand on Wednesday September 10 at 7pm. That same night there is another country legend playing a bit later, one you may have heard of...Willie Nelson.
On Wednesday downtown Wilmington will go all out country. Brian's concert is free and will set the stage for the certain excitement of Willie's visit to Delaware.
Says Brian, “It's an honor and a great pleasure to play my music at The Grand on the evening of the Willie Nelson concert. I encourage everyone to attend. I’ve seen him three times in my life and he is a true American icon and simply amazing at 80+ years.”
Brian's recent awards includeSong of the Year, Country Music Semi-Finalist Award in 2013 for “This is Our Great Country” Song of the Year, Christian Music Song Runner Up in 2013 for “I’ll Follow His Light” Selected song "My Brothers and Me" by Paramount Music Group Nashville, TN for the "Catch a Rising Star" cd compilation for top demo songs 2011. Voted #1 Country Rock song at song competition for Alabama Publishing Company 2009 for “Couch Talking". Voted #1 Love Song at song competition for Alabama Publishing Company 2008 for “Hold Me Close While We Dance”. Best New Up and Coming Songwriters competition Nashville, TN 2007 for “My Best Friend.”
For Willie Nelson www.TicketsAtTheGrand.org