Wes Felton Performs ‘Fancy This’
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Introspective. Loquacious. Giving. Insightful. Passionate. Honest. Transparent. Artist. W.Ellington Felton has long been described as a renaissance man and a ranter of his own thoughts, but if you talk to him or see him perform, it may all makes sense. He is a DC native and son of jazz pianist Hilton C. Felton Jr., and heavily influenced by his surroundings.
Watch as he performs ‘Fancy This’, live at Bridge Studios in Southeast, DC.
Growing up in Washington, DC W.Ellington was introduced to the Fine Arts early on. Equipped at The School Without Walls with a backpack of notebooks filled with poems and rhymes, he hit the pavement running quickly making a name for himself on BET’s “Teen Summit”. He went on to study theatre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After returning from college he went on to teach and act for Arena Stage’s “Living Stage Theatre Company” while pursuing his music career.
In 2000 he formed the Hip Hop Soul Group “The Crossrhodes” with R&B Crooner Raheem Devaughn. He has collaborated and shared the stage with artists like Chris Rock, Meshell N’Degeocelo, Dionne Farris, Eric Roberson, Common, Dave Chapelle, and many more. Still a DC Resident and Single Father he has taught Oratory and Acting part-time for Ford’s Theatre’s Education Department.
With a featured role in the film “Love Dot Com” on Netflix and a role in the upcoming film “The Empty Walls,” these are just reminders that passion, training, and hard work pays off.
// shot & edited by Bridge Studios / Recorded & Mixed by Keypoint Productions / Produced with DB Bantino for The Washington Informer Bridge & The Washington Informer.