Jeremy Williams-Chalmers, Arts Correspondent

Musical Memories: Jack Wesley of .wavrunner

.wavrunner are Jack Wesley, younger brother JJ and Griff. Jack and Griff met as second graders in Cleveland, USA after realizing they were kindred, mischievous spirits. They first bonded over their shared passion for choice four letter words…. A decade later, Jack and Griff are just as fun-loving and cheeky in their roles as co-lyricists for .wavrunner with Jack handling lead vocals, Griff as co-vocalist and JJ who creates the beats and arrangements. The boys age from 18 to 20 years old, and are chaotic, fun, and unapologetically ambitious. Blown away by their sound, we caught up with Jack and asked what song always makes you...


Ha! That’s easy. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. It reminds me not to take anything too seriously. It helps me to block all the crazy shit that comes at me every day. I feel like no matter where you are or what you’re going through, that song will absolutely put a smile on your face.


“Confused” by Kid Cudi is the one song that would cause me to contemplate. It’s a loud and brash song that almost makes you want to kill yourself. Now contemplate that!


You wanna bring a tear to my eye, spin “Helplessly Hoping” by Crosby, Stills & Nash. The lyrics are just so uuuuhhhhh. Words can’t describe the feeling it gives me. I cried to it recently. The damn song gets me every time.


The storytelling in Big Hongry’s “Early One Morning” makes me laugh my ass off. Everything about Big Hongry makes me laugh. Even his name. Yo Big Hongry - let’s collab!

Want to work out

“Trophies” by Young Money ft. Drake. gets me moving. The beat feels like you’re on the pitch about to win the championship. YES!


Ha, I don’t really reminisce. I always live in the moment. But if I had to choose, maybe “Gives You Hell” by All American Rejects.


“Passionfruit” by Drake makes me peaceful and very happy. I can feel that song all throughout my body.

Feel Determined

“Send It Up” by Kanye West is truly a badass song. It makes me want to do shit and get shit done. Bump this before hitting the studio and come out with bangers.


You wanna shake your ass a bit and boogie, then spin “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Classic funky, groove music. Love this!