Fitz and The Tantrums are an American neo soul/indie pop band from Los Angeles, formed in 2008. Their debut studio album, Pickin' Up the Pieces, released in August 2010, received critical acclaim and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. They were heralded as a "band to watch" in an April 2011 profile in Rolling Stone. They signed to current label Elektra Records In early 2013 and went on to release their sophomore LP More Than Just a Dream on May 7, 2013. The group will be touring South America in the latter part of March 2015, stopping in Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. They are scheduled to be in Indio, California in April 2015, and will appear at the Lava Music Festival in May.
The band consists of Michael Fitzpatrick (Lead vocals), Noelle Scaggs (co-Lead vocals and percussion), James King (saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion and guitar), Joseph Karnes (bass guitar), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) and John Wicks (drums and percussion). Producer Chris Seefried was also a co-writer on the band's first album, Pickin' Up The Pieces. Their second album, 2013's More Than Just a Dream, was produced by Tony Hoffer.