Fabrizio and the Fever is an alternative-rock entity formed in Nashville in 2013 led by Massachusetts born singer/songwriter/entrepreneur Michael Fabrizio. The band, dubbed, “genre-gypsies” pulls from a plethora of inspirations including classical, country, rock, Americana, folk-rock as well as pop, blues and hip-hop music.
The band regularly consists of Warner Brothers sound engineer Mark Lonsway on acoustic guitar and harmonies and well-know Nashville shredder Matt Zehr on electric guitar, filling out the regular band is longtime friend and time-keeper Steve Wolfe. "The Fever" is a collection of musicians who play regularly or semi-regularly with the band. It also includes close supporters of the group.
After grinding their gears on the Nashville music scene FnF became a band on October 2013 with an opening slot for legendary super group Boston at the Colonial Theatre in Massachusetts. Since then, FnF has opened for Robert Randolph, Sleeper Agent, Trigger Hippie, John Carter Cash, Craig Morgan, Jessica Andrews, Raelyn Nelson, Lewis Brice, True Villains and many others. The band played regularly up until 2020.
The band gained notoriety when they were chosen by Nashville’s Lightning 100 radio station as “Artist of the Week” in 2014 with their song, “Lately I’ve Been Waiting.” In 2016, their song “California” was the winner in a song contest on Nashville’s Hippie Radio 94.5 and five other songs from their debut album, “Nunchuck Fury” have been placed in numerous podcasts located throughout the Los Angeles area. Fabrizio has written songs and jingles for NBC/CBS and appeared on the ABC show “Nashville” several times during season 4 as a member of the character Gunner’s band. In 2015 Fabrizio and co-writer Patrick Raines were awarded “Best Song” in the Nashville 48 hour film festival. Since the inception of FnF the group has released two albums. Their debut album called "Nunchuck Fury" and their follow-up "Head Theatre." Both albums have been removed from streaming platforms as of 1/1/22. New music and re mastered tracks are due out in 2023.
Fabrizio is the owner of Red Roots Music, a Nashville music company and is the co/founder of The Nashville Masquerade, Nashville’s original rock showcase. He also works as the founder of Nashville VR, a VR recording company and M. J. Consulting a small computer consulting company.
Fabrizio spends his free time with wife Nichole their daughter Anabella, son Leonardo and 11 year old Boston Terrier Pepper-Norman.