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Formed in June of 2007, Human Anyway is a group of guys that have joined together, through God’s design, to make music that is fun, entertaining, and promotes a contemplative attitude.

Human Anyway entered the studio to lay down their first CD, Yet To Be Determined, in March 2010.

In early 2012, the guys were voted "Best Local Band" by 417 Magazine.  At the same time, work began on their second album, Who We Are, which was released in June of 2012.  The singles "Break Free" and "Gift of Words" are in radio rotation.  The single "Truth in Lies (feat. Steven Cooper)" was a viral video and the song was downloaded across the world.

The band will released new music in 2015 and have been continuing releasing new tracks from the coming CD.  "Chaos," "Here I Am," and "Not Ordinary" have all seen success online and on radio.

For those of you who are curious about the name, we can say this:  We are God's Children. None of us deserve God's grace, but by His mercy and unconditional love we are forgiven (Romans 3:23-25). Even still, we are human and will continue to need God's grace and mercy throughout life's trials. After all, we are just HUMAN ANYWAY…

 

Zac Rantz - Lead Vocals

 

Zac Rantz

Zac is the lead singer of Human Anyway and has been a member since the band was formed in 2007.  He is passionate about everything that he does and music is always something he looks for ways to improve in.

Outside of the band, Zac is the chief communication officer for Nixa Public Schools, a job he has held for nine years.  Before that he taught English and journalism at Nixa High School.  He is a featured speaker and presenter on marketing and communication topics both in schools and business communities.

Zac has been honored for his work with the following awards:

  • Springfield Business Journal's "40 Under 40"
  • Top communication program in the nation in the 2014 "Leadership Through Communication Award"
  • Springfield Business Journal's "Men of the Year" for 2012

  • Missouri School Public Relations Association's "Rookie of the Year"

  • Nixa Public Schools "Academic Hall of Fame"

  • 417 Magazine/Go Magazine's "20 Under 30" for 2008

He lives by James Dean's quote “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”

Band Influence(s):  Skillet, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, 3 Doors Down, Building 429, Jars of Clay, DC Talk, Cavo, One Republic, By the Tree, Relient K


 

Nicholas Nance - Guitar

Nicholas started playing music in sixth grade starting with the saxophone. He went on to learn guitar, drums, and piano in the years to come. With the band 'Rush the Gate', Nick had the opportunity to work with Barry Blair of Audio Adrenaline, Phillip Sneed of Story of the Year, and John LeCompt formerly of Evanescence. He has a wide range of style in the music he writes and hopes to bring that in to play with Human Anyway. He has an awesome love for God that he expresses in all the music he plays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Evan Marshall - Guitar/Vocals

Evan is the newest member of Human Anyway, playing guitar and singing.  Evan has been playing guitar, bass, and singing since he was 16.  After high school he played guitar, sang, and ran lights for Arc Ministries for a year before attending college.  During his college years he became very involved with worship music playing bass with the Vineyard Association of Churches, and music in general.  

 

After originally auditioning as a bassist for a band in Iowa, he switched to playing guitar to co-lead the band Just William, which released a full-length album titled "Blue Goodbye" which contained their hit single, "Rosalie", which reached #3 on FMQB's AC40 charts. 

 

In the past number of years Evan moved to Missouri and continued to be involved with worship leading at the Springfield Vineyard Church, and then later with The Bridge Church in Nixa.

 

Evan's band interests and influences are Switchfoot, The Police, John Mayer, Blink 182, Reeves Gabrels, Ben Folds, Tears For Fears, Splender, Brian Setzer, PfR, Antimasque, Muse, Rage Against The Machine, Weezer, Eric Champion, The Violet Burning, Mute Math, A Day To Remember, Foo Fighters, Coldplay....he's kinda eclectic.  Evan plays Fender Telecasters, Reverend guitars, PRS guitars, Mesa amplifiers, and a ton of effects pedals.


Download The Single "Not Ordinary"

 

Download on iTunes (https://itun.es/us/iAFRdb) or Google Play (https://goo.gl/uKBJf5)

 

Watch the "Not Ordinary" Music Video

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