Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Fitz and The Tantrums' Drummer On Life After Birth & Live Video of Money Grabber
We were so jazzed to meet all the members of Fitz and The Tantrums, and have the opportunity to shoot their private showcase at Chicago's Comma Music last week, the day before the last of their Metro shows. We caught up with their drummer/percussionist, John Wicks, after the set. He's father to young, twin daughters and was happy to talk with us about life after birth and how he balances fatherhood with touring with an in demand band. We caught this excellent, live version of their hit single, Money Grabber.
Check out our interview with 4 other members of the band and 3 more live songs right here.
We were thrilled to get to see them at Metro, for the final show of their sold out 3 night run. FATT really shine live. Highlights were a smokin' cover of Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams, the whole audience sitting on the floor, then jumping up and going nuts, an awesome cover of The Raconteurs' Steady As She Goes, and of course, all their own crowd pleasing favs like Money Grabber, L.O.V., and so many more.
This week we'll be at a private showcase with Brandi Carlile, before her sold out appearance at Park West. So ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama and check back like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often!