From Jacksonville Beach, FL, The Fritz is truly a band that defies the word 'genre.' As schooled musicians, the members of The Fritz draw inspiration from a variety of musical traditions and techniques. This fusion of styles is rooted within improvised Funk and Rock, but also builds in elements of jazz, Classical, World, and electronic music.
The band began when Jamie Hendrickson's versatile guitar style and innate sense of melody first blended with Jake O'Connor's funky bass lines in 2007. From there, they met drummer Michael Tillis, who brings a strong driving energy to the ensemble. Jamar Woods' virtuosic keyboard solos and soulful vocal abilities propel the band into exciting musical journeys. With the recent addition of percussionist Mike Evans, The Fritz has developed a one-of-a-kind sound that has swept the Southeast music scene.
In its young career, The Fritz has received favorable publicity on the club and festival circuit within the Southeast, performing at the 2010 Bear Creek Music Festival and the 2011 Blackwater Music Festival, among other regional festivals. Relocating to the Asheville, NC area, the guys maintain a rigorous touring schedule around the Southeast, with dates ranging into next year.