The 2017 edition of this five-day West Palm waterfront music/art festival will take place May 3rd -7th. The following is a previously unpublished concert review from the 2016 edition.]
About a month after this neo-soul group’s appearance at Sunfest, its third album, a epynomous release, came out. So in addition to upbeat hits such as “She’s Out Of My League” and “The Walker” , the group’s Sunfest appearance also featured new material such as “Complicated” and the immediately ubiquitous “Handclap.”
While Fitzpatrick tended to stay fairly solitary and low-key, his co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs was a bundle of energy, dancing around the stage, leading the audience in clapping, and shaking a tambourine.
But the two were on the same romantic wavelength for the slinky funk of “6AM.” Fitz and the Tantrums put on a performance worthy of their Sunfest-Saturday headliner status.