John Wicks (drummer)

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John Wicks is a studio session drummer, producer, and songwriter based in Missoula, MT.

Wicks is a founding member of Fitz and The Tantrums and has co-written many of the band’s songs. More Than Just a Dream, the group’s 2013 album included the Platinum certified hit "The Walker" and Gold-certified "Out of My League," which each climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Fitz and The Tantrums, the band’s eponymously titled new studio album, features the recently Platinum-certified hit "HandClap."

Wicks has also written for and appeared on Bruno Mars' platinum-certified album "Doo Wops and Hooligans" and Cee Lo Green's "Lady Killer" and "Heart Blanche" albums. In addition, he has recorded and/or played live with such artists as B.o.B., George Clinton, David Byrne, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chocolate Genius, Money Mark, Teddybears, RZA and many more. John, who resides in Missoula, MT, is a mountain ultra-marathon runner and the owner of Drum Coffee.

As of May 2010, Wicks is playing live and/or recording with B.o.B, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chocolate Genius, Money Mark, Fitz and The Tantrums, Zack Hexum, and many more.

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Television appearances[edit]

  • ABC "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" w/ Fitz and the Tantrums 2011, 2013
  • VH1 "The VH1 Critics Choice Awards" w/ Fitz & The Tantrums 2012
  • NBC "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" w/ Fitz & The Tantrums 2012
  • TBS "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" w/ Fitz & The Tantrums 2012
  • NBC "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" w/ Fitz & The Tantrums 2011
  • NBC "Last Call with Carson Daly" w/ Fitz and the Tantrums 2010
  • ABC "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" w/ Joshua Radin 2008
  • VH1 w/ The Greasy Beats @ The World Breakdancing Championship 2007
  • NBC "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip" Episode 1 2006
  • Sundance Channel w/ Money Mark Live @ South By Southwest 2007.
  • MTV Japan w/ Money Mark Live @ Fuji Rock July 2007
  • MTV Japan w/ Money Mark Live @ Summer Sonic Aug. 2005
  • MTV Brazil w/ Money Mark Live @ Nokia Fest Sept. 2005
  • CMT w/ Minnie Driver May 2005
  • NBC "Last Call with Carson Daly" w/ Minnie Driver June 2005
  • TLC "That Yin Yang Thing" 2005

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