Mon 06 May 2024 - 19:30

Alternative

WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS

Practical Info

Venue: Rockhal Floor
Promoter: Rockhal

Doors: 19:30
Show: 20:00

SCHEDULE

7:30 PMĀ  Doors

8:00 PM Ā James Bruner

8:45 PMĀ  William Fitzsimmons

 

About

William Fitzsimmons was born the youngest child of two blind parents and was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is said to have developed his multiple instrumental abilities from his mother and father, both of whom were recreational musicians. His childhood home even housed a fully functionalĀ pipe organ, hand-built by his father. Fitzsimmons’ writing often includes references to personal and family subject matter.

He was taught the piano and trombone during elementary school and began teaching himself guitar while in junior high. He is also proficient at theĀ banjo,Ā melodica,Ā ukulele, andĀ mandolin, and is known for mixingĀ folk musicĀ withĀ electronicaĀ in some of his production. In addition to performance abilities, Fitzsimmons is credited as the engineer and producer of his first two releases. He is often compared to contemporariesĀ Iron & Wine,Ā Sufjan Stevens, andĀ Elliott Smith.

SUPPORT: JAMES BRUNER

James Bruner is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. Inspired by the music of James Bay, Jeff Buckley, and David Bowie, James flutters with emotion, harmonies, and originality when telling stories through music.