Fitz And The Tantrums Biography
The Alternative Soul-Pop outfit Fitz And The Tantrums was first conceived as an idea in the early months of 2008 in Los Angeles, California USA, by vocalist + organist Michael Fitzpatrick; he was soon joined by saxophonist James King and eventually by singer Noelle Scaggs, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna, bass player Joseph Karnes and drummer John Wicks.
In 2009 Fitzpatrick recorded the band's first 5-song EP, "Songs For A Breakup, Vol. 1", a burst of effervescent swingers and floor stompers, infused with the energy of long forgotten songs which grabbed the attention of Maroon 5's Adam Levine who invited the group to tour with his band.
The sextet's debut album, "Pickin' Up The Pieces", was released in August 2010 on Dangerbird Records and went to #18 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
Fitz And The Tantrums exploded onto the music scene three years later with their breakout album "More Than Just A Dream"; the CD, released in May 2013 on Elektra Records, peaked at #26 The Billboard 200 and the lead single, the impossibly catchy "Out Of My League", hit #1 on The Alternative Songs chart.