William ‘X-WAM’ McMillian is the epitome of a modern day entertainer: Multi-talented, Unique and Community-centric. Born and raised in Montreal, QC, Canada, he has cultivated his talents around the city for more than 2 decades, performing as a host/MC, vocal artist, DJ, Step-dancer and of course the talent for which is most renown: BEATBOX’ing.
As a solo artist he has blazed a path from stage to stage, opening for artists such as K-OS, Kardinal Offishall, and Slum Village. Based in Montreal, he has repeatedly graced the stages of Montreal music industry archetypes such as Le Festival des Art Urbains, Les Francofolies Festival, The Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention and the notable Montreal International Jazz Festival. Still, as any nomadic artist he has also performed in many other cities including Halifax, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver and New York City. His talent has also made several television appearances staring as a competitor on POPSTARS ‘The One’, and continuing on with various performances on Musique Plus (Rap Cité and Bouge de là) and most recently a McDonalds’s McBistro commercial (2012). Over the years, to the enrichment of his musical vocabulary, he has collaborated with many artists from around the world among which his current residency with the well renowned live organic Improv music group, Kalmunity Vibe Collective can be highlighted.
In attempt to classify X-WAM, it has been said that he has a drop of a new age Bobby McFerrin in his flair but after experiencing him live you’ll understand that his talent and imagination are truly unparalleled. Just one show and he’ll have you converted to a dedicated fan showing your loyalty with a cross-armed X in the air.