A sold out solo concert in an intimate setting, early announced in the Kampnagel newsletter! Just confirmed for next year: a new album and full concert with band at Kampnagel on February 16, 2014. Ticket pre sale HERE AT TICKETS.DE)
On February 14, William Fitzsimmons will release Lions, produced by Chris Walla - guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie and previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service. The appeal of Fitzsimmons’ sound is indicative of his unique upbringing and consequent life experience. Born to two blind parents, Fitzsimmons grew up in a home where sound - particularly music - was integral to communication. His parents had an assortment of guitars, pianos and other instruments, and introduced young William to the music of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, among others. For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling, he worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks. Fitzsimmons’ music has also been featured in a wide variety of places including ABC's Brothers & Sisters, MTV’s Life Of Ryan, 16 and Pregnant, CW’s One Tree Hill, ABC Family’s Greek, and Lifetime’s Army Wives and he has been featured in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and Performing Songwriter Magazine. Fitzsimmons’ 2010 release of Gold In The Shadow landed at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, as well as #3 on the Folk Albums Chart.