Spree Wilson

Performed in Sofar NYC

After selling his car and purchasing a one-way ticket to the City of Lights, Nashville native Spree Wilson arrived in NYC with just his suitcase and guitar; and he found himself homeless and living in Penn Station for several weeks. A mutual friend eventually introduced him to Q-Tip, who was impressed by Spree’s songwriting. Q-tip would ultimately help land the upstart a major label deal with Jive Records. During his time with Jive, Spree began working on his album--writing songs constantly and ultimately landing a publishing deal with Universal Music Group. Since then, Spree has co-written Afrojack’s single “The Spark,” which he is also featured on as an artist. “The Spark” has been A-listed on BBC’s radio 1. In addition, he has co-written “Sin City” on Good Music compilation album Cruel Summer with Teyana Taylor. The album went #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, US Top Rap Albums and #2 on US Billboard 200. He has collaborated with noteworthy producers such as Q-Tip, Novel, No ID, Jim Jonsin, Infamous, Malay, Robin Hannibal (of Rhye), Frequency and Mark Maxwell. Even with his successes, Spree remains as creatively progressive as ever, and has never limited himself to one specific style or genre of music. His upbringing in Nashville exposed him to everything from George Jones to George Harrison to George Benson; he’s as much hip-hop as he is pop—a rock star rebel with the spirit of a b-boy. This love of all musical styles is what drives Spree’s ever-broadening sound, musicianship, songwriting and style.

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