Image #: 21618763    Michael Wansley known by his stage name Wanz performs with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis during the hit song Thrift Shop at the mtvU Woodie Awards at the SXSW (South By South West) Music Festival on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.    Manuel Nauta /Landov


Involved in the music industry for over four decades, it wasn’t until Michael “Wanz” Wansley sang the hook on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ international smash “Thrift Shop” that he gained mainstream attention. Now the industry vet is taking full advantage of his popularity with plans to release a six track solo EP, as well as a new manuscript of his signature sayings entitled The Book of Wanz