Fitz & The Tantrums

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It all started with a phone call. The X. Best to let voicemail pick
that one up! YOU HAVE 1 NEW MESSAGE: “Hey, sorry to call but my
neighbor has got to leave L.A in a hurry, he’s selling everything
including this old church organ for 50 bucks. Do you want it?” This was
worth the pain of calling the heartbreaker. “He’s got someone coming
later today to see it, I don’t know what kind it is, if it works…it’s
gigantic” “Pay him, pay him now! Put the 50 dollars in his hand!”.
“Okay but the landlord says it has to be out of the basement tonight”.
13 phone calls to piano movers and 50 dollars later four guys were
trying to fit this thing through the front door. That was the
beginning. “Breakin’ the Chains of Love” was written that night and the
inspiration for the record was born. All the pain of splitting with
someone poured out into this 5 song EP of 1960’s inspired Soul music.
SONGS FOR A BREAK-UP VOL.1 was recorded entirely in Fitz’s living room,
using one crappy old mic. The songs are influenced by ’67 AM radio,
Motown and early Hall and Oates records. Fitz was born in France and
moved to L.A. as a child. This half French, half Irish kid fended off
the California rays with a lot of sunscreen to emerge as an artist with
a vision. A soulful voice with infectious songs, Fitz’s music makes you
wanna’ grab a tambourine and dance.
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