On the Double with The Double S Xpress, August 24, 2015

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On the Double with The Double S Xpress
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Guests: Wanz; Kevin Gibbs

Show 117 brings Wanz of Macklemore fame, & Kevin Gibbs of the Shoot 4 Great Academy!

Guest, Wanz

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Wanz
Wanz
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Rap Artist; Song Writer
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With humble beginnings performing soulful renditions of “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog” on the school playground, Michael Wansley developed an affinity for music at an early age, performing wherever he could for anyone who would listen. As he worked towards his degree in music education, the newly nicknamed “Wanz” started his first band, Central Connection, eventually performing as a savvy stage man in groups such as The Ghetto Monks and Life Ring — soon sharing the stage with artists like Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, and Dizzy Gillepsie.

It was only a matter of time before Wanz grabbed the national spotlight.

Last summer, rising hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recruited Wanz for a hook on their song about shopping for second-hand clothes, a humble and forward-thinking track against the traditionally flashy hip-hop status quo. 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.

Wanz now tours the world with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, charming fans from all walks of life with his captivating vocals and unparalleled stage presence. Recent performances include Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Ellen, and festivals such as South by Southwest and Bonnaroo, among others.

Currently, Wanz is putting the final touches on a solo EP, which is due out this summer. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Teddy Pendergrass and Bill Withers, Wanz blends pensive lyrics with tight, soulful grooves on his debut solo effort, producing a fresh sound that will capture your ears and stimulate your mind

On the Double with The Double S Xpress

On the Double with The Double S Xpress with Shawn Walli and Sean Boyd
Shawn Walli and Sean Boyd

On the Double with The Double S Xpress sports talk show; Sports Broadcasting; Play-by-Play; Analysis; Commentary; Insight; Interviews; Public Address

Mission: To provide the best play-by-play & analysis of all sports in the broadcasting world.

Description: Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd; a dynamic duo on the microphone in the sports broadcasting world.

Information: The Double S Xpress was born in Tacoma, WA in 2005. Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd joined forces to call Tacoma Thunder IBL basketball games on 1180AM KLAY. Shawn & Sean freelance for the major sports networks like NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, & MLB Network to name a few.