NEXT BIG THING: Fitz and the Tantrums, Z.Z. Ward


fitzandthetantrums2010: named by Billboard #1 on their “Heatseaker” list, 2011 Rolling Stone:  “band to watch” on their listing of what’s hot, and this song “Spark” is featured on the latest EA Sports game, FIFA 13. Fitz and the Tantrums combine blue-eyed soul, nostalgic pop, a horn section, and a funky attitude that has them on the verge of becoming the next big thing in pop music. The L.A. band got a big break when Adam Levine’s tattoo artist downloaded a Fitz song and hyped the band to Adam. Within the month, they were the opening act for Maroon 5!


zzwardThink Adele mixed with Aretha Franklin and a dash of Tina Turner – ZZ Ward is a 27 year old female singer who combines multiple musical genres. The term “old soul” definitely fits ZZ Ward’s unique style. She’s only released one full official album, Till The Casket Drops, but has put out an EP and some singles on the side. Given the right material and exposure (she appeared at SXSW this year), look for this young lady to make a big splash in the upcoming years.