Fitz and The Tantrums are an American neo soul/indie pop band from Los Angeles.
They were founded by Michael Fitzpatrick in 2008.
Los Angeles, California, USA
Indie pop, neo soul
Fitz is Michael Fitzpatrick's nickname. He chose 'The Tantrums' because:
"I just like the play of the two words together, and you know the live show’s really high-energy so it works."
(lead vocals and keyboards)
(vocals and percussion)
(saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion and guitar)
(drums and percussion)
Fitz And The Tantrums Quotes
"My first name’s Michael but everybody has a brother, a dad and five best friends with
that name so inevitably my friends got too annoyed with trying to distinguish, so they all
just started calling me Fitz or Fitzy and that just stuck over the years."
"Well you know, usually you gotta call a gazillion people and ask so many questions; Do you get along
with them?, Do they have the skill? This was literally 5 phone calls and the band was there. We
did one rehearsal, and we could have done a show that night. We didn’t have enough songs yet, bu
t I am a big believer in just booking a show and then everyone’s forced to get it together,
so we booked a show 2 weeks later and we’ve just been going non-stop ever since."