It all started with a phone call. The X. Best to let voicemail pick that one up! YOU HAVE 1 NEW MESSAGE: â€œHey, sorry to call but my neighbor has got to leave L.A in a hurry, heâ€™s selling everything including this old church organ for 50 bucks. Do you want it?â€ This was worth the pain of calling the heartbreaker. â€œHeâ€™s got someone coming later today to see it, I donâ€™t know what kind it is, if it worksâ€¦itâ€™s gigantic â€œPay him, pay him now! Put the 50 dollars in his hand!â€. â€œOkay but the landlord says it has to be out of the basement tonightâ€. 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. â€œBreakinâ€™ the Chains of Loveâ€ 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 1960â€™s inspired Soul music. SONGS FOR A BREAK-UP VOL.1 was recorded entirely in Fitzâ€™s living room, using one crappy old mic. The songs are influenced by â€™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, Fitzâ€™s music makes you wannaâ€™ grab a tambourine and dance.
On August 11th, the debut EP, ‘Songs For A Break-Up Vol.1′, was released on Future Sounds Records digitally on iTunes. The song, “Breakin’ The Chains of Love” was featured as the opening track on the Future Sounds 33 compilation released in June and the EP unveils four new tracks.
Upcoming Fitz Shows:
9/10 – Radisson – Sacramento, CA
9/11 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
9/12 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/14 – The Senator Theatre – Chico, CA
9/15 – Roseland Theatre – Portand, OR
9/16 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
9/17 – Marymoor Ampitheater – Redmond, WA
9/21 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
9/24 – Pearl-Palms Concert – Las Vegas, NV
9/25 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
9/26 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO