Guitarist Ross Monteith and cellist Calvin Langman began covering their favorite artists together in the fall of 2014. The idea of The Happy Fits did not begin until the spring of 2016 when Ross and Calvin started getting tired of covering other bands; their covers were just not that good (we don't like to talk about those days). One day in April, Ross played an original riff for Calvin and the two began working on a melody and lyrics in Ross' loft in Pittstown, New Jersey. After writing their first song together, the originals kept on coming and the two starting playing at local bars. The positive response from friends, families, and local fans inspired them to release their first EP, Awfully Apeelin', in the August of 2016. The Happy Fits' music covers a wide array of genres including indie rock, alternative rock, folk, and the self-proclaimed "funky-wunky jimbo time". Their goal is to inspire positive social change through the power that is jiggy music, and so far they have held benefit concerts for The American Cancer Society and The Family Promise of Hunterdon County, which seeks to house the homeless in their home county.