Fitz and The Tantrums

 

 

An indie-pop band born in 2008 in Los Angeles by lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick and saxophonist James King. Fitzpatrick purchased an old Conn electric organ and was inspired to write the song “Breakin’ the Chains of Love,”  The same evening deciding to form a band, “Fitz” contacted college friend, King, and the duo began to put together the current group consisting of fellow singer Noelle Scaggs,  bass guitarist Joseph Karnes, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna, and drummer John Wicks. The band’s first album “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” debuted in 2010 on indie label “Dangerbird Records”. Currently on the Elektra Records label, the band released “More Than Just a Dream” in 2013 and the self-title “Fitz and the Tantrums” album in 2016.The band’s musical style can be described as “self-influenced indie pop.”