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FITZ
Hey it’s FITZ, you might know me from my band Fitz and The Tantrums. We were on the road, tour got cancelled, everything got cancelled. Came home, sat on my ass, binge watched way too much TV. Got fat, tried to do a cleanse, failed and felt stir crazy. So I locked myself in the studio for 4 months and did the only thing I know how to do to keep sane: make music, make music, make music. When I first started writing these songs, I didn’t know they would eventually become my first solo record. Between the lockdown, the fires and the panic attacks reading the news every day, I found a little bit of peace and a lot of joy in writing these songs. I hope that you will too. DM me cleanse recs and enjoy the record!
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James King
King’s baritone sax playing has been a key part of the band’s sound since their inception in 2008, featuring prominently on their radio hits “Out of my League”, “Fool”, “HandClap” and 2013’s alternative smash “The Walker” which he co-wrote. On stage, his role in the band as multi-instrumentalist encompasses alto and bari sax, flute, guitar, keyboards, percussion and background vocals. Aside from Fitz and the Tantrums, King has appeared on records by Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Madlib, De La Soul, Ibrahim Ferrer, Jimmy Cliff, Broadheds, and Gold Cobra. In 2011 he contributed the widely recognized zeitgeist-capturing sax solo to M83’s platinum hit “Midnight City”. His most recent flute, alto, tenor, and bari sax work appears on new releases by Ringo Starr, Elton John, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Lilly, Maria Del Pilar, Father John Misty, Jimmy Eat World, and Queens of the Stone Age.
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Jeremy Ruzumna
Jeremy Ruzumna’s career began in the late ‘90s when he partnered with Macy Gray, co-writing the hit “I Try”, which earned him a Grammy nomination in 2001. Since then he has written and/or produced with slew of artists including Bruno Mars, Da Baby, Cee Lo, Joss Stone, and many others. In addition to being a member of Fitz and the Tantrums, he recently co-founded the band Left Field Messiah, with singer Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, and Erik Janson of Wildling. His production/sample group, Queen Sixties, has written and produced for Da Baby and others.
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John Wicks
John Wicks started his music career in 90’s Seattle as a jazz drummer that Downbeat magazine listed as one of the “Top 10 drummers to watch.” Around that same time he was also voted “Best Barista” in the Seattle Weekly. He then moved to LA to do recording work, appearing on and writing songs for Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, and many others. Now he splits his time living in Missoula, Montana, and Uvita, Costa Rica. He composes music for Dreamworks Animation, and plays in a weird band with Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament called Deaf Charlie. John is also a crazy “type A nut job” who surfs (badly), runs mountain ultra-marathons, rock climbs 5.10+, and owns and operates Drum Coffee Roasting with his lovely wife and twin daughters.
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Joe Karnes
Los Angeles native Joseph Karnes has been a member of Fitz & The Tantrums since 2010. Karnes is also a member of the writing/production/sample group Queen Sixties along with fellow Tantrum Jeremy Ruzumna and ex-SNL Guitarist Jared Scharff, co-producing and co-writing songs by Da Baby and others. A self taught musician who plays both electric and upright bass, Karnes does session work when he’s not on tour with FATT. He has played live and/or recorded with such artists as KT Tunstall, John Cale, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Aloe Blacc, Pete Yorn, Inara George & Van Dyke Parks, Carly Simon, Robbie Robertson, Five For Fighting, Hanson, Jesca Hoop and many others. His film and television credits include “Arthur”, “The Hangover 2”, “Sons Of Anarchy” and “Smokin’ Aces”. Karnes’ endorsements include Aguilar Amplification, Yamaha Basses, D'Addario Strings, Planet Waves Cables and Universal Audio.
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Noelle Scaggs
Elektra recording artist Noelle Scaggs may be best known for her larger-than-life vocals and magnetic stage presence as the co-frontperson for multiplatinum group Fitz and the Tantrums, but the talented songstress is also an accomplished songwriter, whose credits include co-writing her band’s chart-topping, platinum-certified singles “Out Of My League” and “The Walker.” Now, Scaggs has unveiled “Great For You,” her Elektra debut as a solo artist. Created in collaboration with LA-based trio BRÅVES (comprised of producer Johnny Whatt and brothers Thorald and Issac Koren), the song is a fully realized product of Scaggs’ ambitious, creative vision – a sultry yet heartbreaking, alternative-pop ballad that hooks in the listener from the first beat, like a sonic love at first sight. While Scaggs and her Fitz and the Tantrums family put together their next album, “Great For You” marks a defining step into the next level of her career….with so much more to come. Diversify The Stage was founded by Noelle Scaggs, co-lead vocalist of alt-pop band Fitz And The Tantrums, in the spring of 2020 to transform the workforce of the live music, events and touring industry into a better reflection of the diverse communities across stages. Diversify The Stage counts on the support of industry professionals and artists to collectively and actively build a culture of accountability that establishes more inclusive hiring practices and greater access to equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ); female-identifying and gender non-conforming individuals. In less than a year, Diversify The Stage has set forth long-term change by partnering with the Music Forward Foundation to create educational and mentorship opportunities, in addition to working with NeverFamous.com to establish a central hub for accessing a wide pool of qualified crew members. Diversify The Stage has gained support from the biggest players in the industry, including Live Nation, WME, Elektra Records and Atlantic Records, as well as lighting collective EVEN and stage suppliers and designers Clair Global and TAIT. For more information and to join the Diversify The Stage community visit: www.diversifythestage.org or follow on IG and FB @DiversifyTheStage and @DiverseStage on Twitter. Also launched in 2020, The Official website for Noelle’s Food and Travel tips. Check out Adventures With Scaggs and Noelle’s curated City-Guides to get inspiration for your next adventure, from the US and Abroad you can also check out the curated playlist inspired by all of her personal adventures. www.adventureswithscaggs.com
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Jeremy Ruzumna
John Wicks
Joe Karnes
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