Wanz / Bio

Wanz aka Michael Wansley has been performing since age 5 singing songs from the radio on the playground in elementary school. His love of the radio and the joy of singing led him to sing in church, school, on the street, almost anywhere, anytime and for anyone!

After singing hooks for D. Sane and Street Level Records for over a decade, last summer rising hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recruited Wanz for a hook. Partly thanks to Wanz's unforgettable hook, "Thrift Shop" quickly climbed the Billboard charts before landing at number one and holding that spot for six weeks total, certifying the single as six-times platinum in the United States.

With experience singing jazz, pop, even opera (Porgy and Bess, summer of 2011), Wanz has a familiar yet unique sound, bringing his own sense of R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop/Pop ideas to the table. His new solo EP "Wander" is available for download on iTunes. Check out the smooth grooves of Wanz!

General Info

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Michael Wansley aka WANZ
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R&B/Soul / Adult Groove / Hip Hop

Contact Info

Seattle, WA
Kim Kleps, MAKmedia Online

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