Wesley Thompson is a composer and pianist from the coastal town of Fairhope, Alabama. Born into a home filled with music, he grew up listening to pianist George Winston. As such, it was no surprise when he quickly took to classical piano lessons. Shortly thereafter, he began arranging his favorite songs from the soundtracks to video game franchises such as Halo and Pokémon. The structure of these arrangements became increasingly fluid over time, with Thompson often improvising on the chord progressions and stringing together multiples pieces with extemporaneous transitions between them. This early experimentation initiated a love for improvisation that continues to color his musical style to the present day.