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Multi-platinum artists Fitz & The Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band recently released their much-anticipated, fourth full length album All The Feels, featuring singles “123456” and “I Just Wanna Shine.” All The Feels follows the band’s 2016 release Fitz and The Tantrums, which spawned the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap.”
The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum single has logged more than 400 million global streams, went top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts, and also enjoyed major airplay across the country at Top 40. The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s Today, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, America’s Got Talent, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others. Fitz & The Tantrums’ eponymous album followed their breakout major label debut, More Than Just A Dream, which featured back-to-back platinum-certified, #1 Alternative Radio singles in “The Walker” and “Out Of My League.” Both singles also enjoyed Top 15 success at Hot AC.
The band has performed countless sold-out headlining shows and is always a standout at music festivals around the world, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more. Fitz & The Tantrums are Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals), James King (saxophone, flute), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), Joseph Karnes (bass), and John Wicks (drums, percussion).
Growing up in Philadelphia on a steady diet of R&B, hip-hop, rock, blues, and soul music, Devon Gilfillian gravitated to records that ignited his mind while making his body move. For him, listening to the towering icons of his musician father’s era—Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Temptations—was just as formative and exciting as discovering the new sounds of his own generation, and the beats and rhymes made by rising rap stars like Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z inspired him in new ways. He began to recognize a connective thread in the sounds he loved best: from the golden throwbacks sampled by the hip-hop beat makers to the raw, emotional vocal deliveries of the Motown greats, for Gilfillian the key ingredient seemed to be the “soul”—not simply the genre, but the feeling and vibe.