Wednesday, May 9, 2012
ChiIL Live Shows caught up with Fitz & The Tantrums at Chicago's Comma, for an intimate industry show, during their run of 3 sold out shows at The Metro. Click the links here to check out our live footage, original video interview with members of the band, and parenting related video interview with their drummer, John Wicks, father of young twins, for our series on How Creatives Parent and How Parents Create.
Here's what Fitz has to say:
We are excited to announce that we've teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer (M83, The Kooks, Beck) and will begin recording the follow up to 'Pickin' Up The Pieces today in Los Angeles!! We've written over 30 songs and are ready to record!!
We're gonna do something very special with our fans this time and bring you ALL in on the process of making the new album. You'll get video and photo updates from the studio and on the road during the recording and mixing of the new record! We'll bring you to our photo and video shoots. You'll be on the bus on our way to Bonnaroo while we listen to rough mixes. You'll help us chose artwork and special package options. Plus, you'll be the first to know when we are finished and when we release it for pre-order and streaming! We want you to know what it's like to be IN the band!
Come along for the ride! Visit our website blog and social networks often so you can follow us each step of the way...
Finally, since we can not express our gratitude enough to everyone for making our dreams come true, we would like to offer you a FREE EP!! Sign up on our WEBSITE to download a FREE LIVE EP from the House of Blues Boston and the "Breakin' The Chains of Love (Brand New Karate World Remix)" by our very own drummer Mr. John Wicks! All we ask is that you spread the LOV and share it with your friends!!
Thank you for coming along on our journey! We will see you in the studio.
This is particularly great news for this talented band. As much as we adored their last release, the mix was rough technically, and every time a song of theirs got airplay this year, my sound guy husband would give a long suffering sigh and say, "I wish someone who had a clue would mix for them." Sometimes wishes do come true....at least going forward.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It was our great pleasure to shoot Fitz and The Tantrums yesterday. They left warm, sunny La La land to bring us 3 nights of hot R&B/soul/funk/80's/hip hop genre defying fun at Metro!
Fitz and The Tantrums Interview With ChiIL Live Shows
We caught up with them for lunch and a show at Comma Music, an industry leader in original music composition and production for Web, TV, commercials and film.
Breakin' the Chains of Love-Fitz and The Tantrums LIVE Private Showcase at Comma Music
ChiIL Mama was thrilled to shoot their set and catch up with 4 of the 6 band members for an interview. Then we scored a private one on one interview with the resident dad in the group, where we continued our series on How Creatives Parent and How Parents Create. Their drummer is father to twin daughters, and was happy to reaffirm our core beliefs that there IS indeed LIFE AFTER BIRTH. We'll be featuring that interview tomorrow.
Rockers parent and parents rock!
Don't Gotta Work It Out--Fitz and The Tantrums LIVE Private Showcase at Comma Music
We had a chance to see them at Lollapalooza with Du-Jay (10) and Sagezilla (8) and the kids loved it. Fitz and The Tantrums truly do have multigenerational appeal. Check out their main website for a free single, more videos, upcoming tour dates and merch.
Tonight Fitz and The Tantrums play their last of 3 sold out nights at Metro in Chicago, and then they're off to Indiana, where they have a philanthropic pairing up with Toys for Tots going down on December 6th.
WTTS Toys For Tots Show with Fitz & The Tantrums & Scars On 45 - December 6, The Bluebird in Bloomington, presented by Fifth Third Bank.
L.O.V.--Fitz and The Tantrums LIVE Private Showcase at Comma Music
Tomorrow we'll feature our final live clip from yesterday at Comma Music, Money Grabber, along with our 2nd interview!
ChiIL Mama will be reviewing and giving away copies of Picking Up The Pieces as part of ChiIL Mama's Holidaze Gift Guide, going live on Black Friday. So ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama in your post-Thanksgiving, tryptophan, food coma. And be sure to check back enter our giant give away like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.