As well as paying homage to Brown on his latest album, Wesley will this year partake in two international concert tours to honour the late, great Godfather. The first, entitled Still Black, Still Proud has been organized by Brown's former saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis. The tour will see Ellis and Wesley tour Europe with a fleet of acclaimed African musicians.
The second, arranged by Brown's superstar bassist Bootsy Collins, will visit more than forty cities across Europe and America. "Bootsy took it really bad when James passed," says Wesley. "He wants to do something to enhance the legacy of James Brown." The tour will see former James Brown musicians such as Collins, Wesley, and the Godfather's drummers Clyde Stubblefield and Jab'O Starks unite with modern-day proteges, including Chuck D and Afrika Bambaataa.