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The Fritz Presents: The King of Pop Meets the Purple One

Genre : Cover Band

June 30

8pm Doors //

9pm Show

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Advance Price: $10 / Day Of: $12

The King of Pop Meets The Purple One
The Fritz plays the music of Michael Jackson and Prince

The Fritz
The Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. The
group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is
uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform
for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight
grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating
audiences everywhere.

Originally formed in the rehearsal spaces of University of North Florida’s
School of Music, The Fritz discovered an immediate chemistry. Drawing on
influences such as Prince, Talking Heads and Jimi Hendrix, the quintet
integrated their diverse musical tastes and began writing music together.

With their college days behind them, the Fritz soon set their eyes on the
mountains of Western North Carolina, eventually settling in Asheville in
July 2011. After the release of their 2012 debut album, Bootstrap, the band
launched into a near-constant touring schedule. With appearances at
festivals such as Hulaween, Wakarusa, and Catskill Chill, the band quickly
gained a reputation as a live act not to be missed.

The band’s 2017 release, Natural Mind, captures a sound that has been years
in the making.

“We intentionally waited to go back into the studio so that we could really
work on the music and figure out what makes this band special,” vocalist
and keyboardist Jamar Woods said.

For the new album, The Fritz headed north to More Sound Studios in
Syracuse, NY and enlisted the help of producer Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz,
Galaxy Smith Studios) and engineers Jason “Jocko” Randall and Jose Varona
to assist with the recording process.

“We wanted to work with a producer whose work we respected and who we
trusted to add a different perspective,” percussionist Mikey “Spice” Evans
said. “Dave played an invaluable role in producing our album.”

While most of the songs were written in the months leading up to recording,
the studio environment allowed for some last minute additions and musical

“We really wanted to arrange these songs specifically for the studio, which
was both challenging and fun for us” guitarist Jamie Hendrickson said. “Now
we’re very excited to get on the road and have these songs take on a life
of their own.”

The band is now taking the album and their unforgettable live performances
around the country with the Natural Mind tour.

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