The indie pop/rock band Candy Butchers consist largely of singer/songwriter Mike Viola. He first adopted the group name for his duo with Todd Foulsham, playing around New York in the mid-'90s. After Foulsham left to start a family, Viola, as Candy Butchers, was signed to Blue Thumb Records and recorded the album Candy Butchers, which was scheduled for release in 1996, but failed to appear when the label shuttered; Blue Thumb did manage to release a Candy Butchers EP, Live at la BonBonniere, however. (Viola has since made the Candy Butchers LP available on his website, mikeviola.com, under the title Blue Thumb.) The same year, Viola's vocal was used on the title song for the movie That Thing You Do! Released as a single credited to the Wonders (the fictional band in the film), the song reached number 41 in the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1996.