The Wans Chosen to Record Next EP With Grammy Award Winning Producer, Vance Powell

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RedGorilla Music Fest partnered with Muzooka to offer one band the opportunity to record a 5 song EP for free with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Vance Powell. Powell has chosen The Wans to record with from the hundreds of RedGorilla artists who applied on the Muzooka platform.

We are thrilled to help The Wans further their career and work with Vance," says Shawn Wilson, Muzooka's CEO. "We created the site to give artists access to opportunities like this and look forward to helping more bands take the next step in their careers

RedGorilla Music Fest partnered with music discovery platform, Muzooka, to give one band the opportunity to record a five song EP for free with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell. Powell, best known for his work with Jack White, checked out artists during the six day long event in Austin and came across Nashville rock trio, The Wans. Powell was so impressed with the band's live show and their recorded music, which he heard via Muzooka, that he picked them to work with from the hundreds of other RedGorilla artists who had uploaded their music to the platform and were vying for the opportunity.

“I’m excited to be working with The Wans and think this will be a great fit,” said Powell. "Making a living playing music is hard these days, and I’m happy to help them continue to do that and make great art... or at least something that sounds great when turned up loud in your car on the way to their show.”

Formed in 2012 when Simon Kerr and Thomas Bragg were introduced by their ex-girlfriends, The Wans have spent the last three years touring tirelessly and waving the flag for old school rock and roll. When they're not working day jobs, they're writing and hitting the road, playing festivals like Hangout and Austin City Limits as well as the small, dark, bread-and-butter rock clubs known to all touring bands.

"There aren't that many really great rock bands making headlines these days," says Kerr. "We want to bring back the straightforward rock and roll we all loved growing up.”

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About RedGorilla Music Fest:
Held annually in the heart of downtown Austin during the music industry’s most significant week of the year, RedGorilla Music Fest is the premier music festival for up-and-coming independent artists. Launched in 2001 as a four band showcase, the event quickly grew and was eventually branded in 2007 as the RedGorilla Music Fest. Each year since then, the festival has hosted 300-500 bands, DJs and solo artists of all genres on up to 11 different stages located right on 6th street. The original mission remains intact: to promote the music and careers of independent artists, while remaining free and open to the public.

About Muzooka:
Founded in 2012, San Francisco-based Muzooka is a community for artists, new music enthusiasts and producers designed around discerning the best new music on the web. Artists get to showcase their talent to listeners and well-known music producers while receiving 100 percent of their music sales. Listeners are pushed content based upon their selected taste or interest and are engaged in discovery using a ranking system similar to social bookmarking site, Reddit. For the first time, Muzooka is the place for the world’s top producers, executives and A&R reps to find the hottest unsigned and undiscovered musicians.

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