ONCE UPON A TIME......in a land called Massachusetts, in a kingdom called Northampton, there lived two girls and a boy. They had all been playing music since their awkward preteen years, planning to follow their dreams of being in a band. Their dreams came true in the form of several bands: Jen played in Flower Thief, Joel played in Puddywad, and Teri played in Crystalized Movements.
Though these bands collectively toured the land (well, to Texas and back), playing with the likes of Urge Overkill, Tsunami, Blake Babies, and Bikini Kill, fate had it's way and the bands broke up. Ever relentless, these gals and guy managed to find each other after surviving the evil process of seeking like minded musicians through flyers and other sordid measures. Finally, Tizzy was formed.
They began playing with local and unlocal bands (Throwing Muses, Half Japanese, Versus, Dambuilders, Small Factory, etc.) and putting out records. Thier music- melodic, distorted, pop/punk? Influences range from Husker Du to the Velvet Underground. Determined to further their adventures, they embarked on a self-booked tour in the summer of 1995, a second tour booked through a real live booking agent in the summer of 1996, and finally, a third self-booked tour in the summer of 1999. Their trusty van gasped it's last breath outside of Arlington, VA, and overcome with despair from not being able to go on, set itself on fire as a tribute to punk rock forever! Ok, the van caught fire. That's all.
In 1999, Tizzy exploded into the hearts and souls of music lovers everywhere with "Scary in Adulthood"- the perfect antithesis to the bland pop cocktail saturating radio stations. In 2001, Tizzy followed up with a brand new CD, "Down with the Furies", and a new guitarist, Caleb Wetmore, of The Mitchells fame. They played extensively throughout the East Coast, and even received the honor of opening for legendary band, Fugazi.
In 2006, Tizzy played their last show after 13 years of being a band! New songs will be available by year's end on their My Space page- www.myspace/Tizzyband. The story doesn't have to end for you, though. It begins again every time you turn on your stereo. You listen to Tizzy, Tizzy rocks for you, you like Tizzy, and everyone lives happily ever after. Thanks for visiting our website!