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WE ARE
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We Are
The Chris Fast Band is a high energy, traditional, four-piece band that has got that great West Coast Blues sound. 
With a reputation as one of the swinging-est bands in Southern California, the Chris Fast Band is a group of seasoned professionals, up to the task of pleasing the most discerning blues audiences in all variety of venues,  from your backyard party to the big concert stage.  This is the only blues band in the USA with a money back guarantee!!!
Current Schedule
Calendar
2023
January
Friday, 1/27, 6pm--9pm, Pizza Cassette, San Diego http://www.pizzacassette.com/
Saturday, 1/28, 1pm--4pm, Grand Ole BBQ, El Cajonhttps://flinnsprings.grandolebbq.com/
Sunday, 1/29, 12pm--4pm, Bel Vino Winery, Temecula https://www.belvinowinery.com/
February
Friday, 2/3,(Trio) 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, 2/4, 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Thursday, 2/9, 7pm-9:30pm Tio Leo's, San Diego https://www.tioleos.com//
Sunday, 2/19,  The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
March
Sunday, 3/5,  1pm to 4pm Heroes Pizza, Julian https://www.julianheroes.com/menu
Sunday, 3/12,  The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Friday, 3/24,(Trio) 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 3/26,  1pm to 4pm Heroes Pizza, Julian https://www.julianheroes.com/menu
Thursday, 3/30, 5pm-7pm Del Mar Plaza, (CANCELLED)https://delmarplaza.com/
April
Saturday, 4/8, Spring Harpfest, San Diego https://www.springharpfest.org/
Thursday, 4/13 Tio Leo's, San Diego https://www.tioleos.com//
Friday, 4/14, 8:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula (Private Party)
Saturday, 4/15, 5pm-7pm Del Mar Plaza,   https://delmarplaza.com/
Sunday, 4/16,  The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Sunday, 4/30, 4:30pm--7pm, Pizza Cassette, San Diego http://www.pizzacassette.com/
may
Saturday, 5/13, 3:30pm, Gator by the Bay Festival, Bourbon St. Stage https://gatorbythebay.com/
Saturday, 5/20, 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula, https://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 5/21,  11am--2pm, The Landings at Carlsbad,    https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Wednesday, 5/31, 7pm--9:30pm Tio Leo's, San Diego https://www.tioleos.com//
June
Sunday, 6/11, 1:30pm Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Monday, 6/19, 6pm Humphrey's Backstage Live https://www.humphreysbackstagelive.com/
Sunday, 6/25,  11am--2pm, The Landings at Carlsbad,    https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Friday, 6/30,  6pm to 9pm Heroes Pizza, Julian https://www.julianheroes.com/menu
July
Sunday, 7/9, 11:30am-3:30pm Josie's Hideout, Santa Ysabel https://www.josieshideout.com/
Saturday, 7/22, 11:30am-3:30pm Josie's Hideout, Santa Ysabel https://www.josieshideout.com/
August
Saturday, 8/5, 4:30pm Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 8/6, 12pm--4pm, Bel Vino Winery, Temecula https://www.belvinowinery.com/
Saturday, 8/12, 11:30am-3:30pm Josie's Hideout, Santa Ysabel https://www.josieshideout.com/
Sunday, 8/20, 11:30am-3:30pm Josie's Hideout, Santa Ysabel https://www.josieshideout.com/
September
October
Sunday, 10/1, 1:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 10/8, 12pm--4pm, Bel Vino Winery, Temecula https://www.belvinowinery.com/
November
Saturday, 11/11, 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
December
Sunday, 12/10, 1:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, 12/23, 1:30pm, Maurice Car'rie Winery, Temecula https://ultimatevineyards.com/

Video

Chris Fast Band Video

Testimonials

Watch this Telly Award winning, (Silver,first place) documentary of the 2018 Riverside West Coast Blues Festival, produced and directed by Gary O'Riley at GoMan Productions, Arlington, Texas.

Chris and his band of seasoned "nothin but the blues" players are one of the few definitive live traditional blues bands performing out there.. my love for traditional amplified blues harp lead me to reach out to this great player. A true gentleman and inspiring musician who has earned his own place among the "west coast wizards". Big Tone Thanks Christopher Fast for the opportunity to follow you around and document a little bit of your amazing journey in the blues! Enjoy this cool doc peeps..he is the real deal who's been there done that!

--Gary O'Riley

Chris is an endorsed performing artist for Seydel Harmonicas, Germany.  Check out his artist's page on the Seydel website:

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Click the links below to read part 1 and 2 of the wonderful article from the February/March, 2020 Troubadour Magazine featuring our great

drummer, Al Schneider.

Read Chris's recent interview with the wonderful traveling blues boy Timothy Mattox--please follow the link:

"I felt EXCELLENT when I put a $100 bill in the Chris Fast Band tip box!!!"    

                                                                                                                                             

Generous Fan, Temecula, CA

Read Chris'  interview with the Netherland's  Blues Harp Info. Please go to: 

 "You guys are a class act.   I really appreciated having you playing at both the Julian and the Yuma Brews and Blues Festivals!"--Rob Bower, festival promoter

"Just wanted to thank you for the exceptional music we heard yesterday. It put the magic in our feet & some soul in our hearts. We really enjoyed the show!"

--happy fan from France, yuma, arizona

"These are true professionals...the best band I've seen to kick off the San Diego Adams Avenue Street Festival in over 25 years! "

                                                                                         

                                                                                         

--Dana Shocaroff, Blues Stage Manager RIP

They're bringing their Chicago Style blues to a California State of mind... You're going to love the feel, style and vibe this group brings when they start playing!

--Peter Oliver

"You know I like you guys 'cause y'all play that s#%t in stereo!" --Al Gardner

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Click the link below to read theTroubadour
Magazine article featuring Chris Fast

Testimonials
Band Members

 The Band Members

Chris Fast

Vocalist and harmonica man Chris Fast is a lifetime blues musician who has worked alongside such legendary blues artists as Big Joe Turner, Percy Mayfield, Pee Wee Crayton, Big Mama Thornton, Smokey Wilson, Shakey Jake Harris, Rod Piazza, Hollywood Fats, and many others.  Chris and his band have opened blues shows for musical greats such as BB King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.  His band has performed at the  Julian Blues Festival, West Coast Blues Festival, Temecula Blues Festival, Yuma Blues Festival and the Gator by the Bay Festivals, among others.  Chris Fast is an endorsed performing artist with Seydel Harmonicas, Germany.    http://www.seydel1847.de/chrisfast

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Al Schneider

"Big Al” Schneider is the go to drummer for all the best blues musicians that San Diego has to offer.  He toured the world with the Everly Brothers, was part of the formative Walker Brothers, and has worked with Kim Wilson, Anson Fundergurgh, Coco Montoya, Nathan James among other blues notables.  Al always keeps that soulful rhythm pumping!

Don Skelton is one of San Diego's premier bassists. He has shared the stage with piano player/singer Ike Turner, vibist Dave Pike, sax players Tony Ortega and Eric Marienthal and jazz guitarist Wolf Marshall. Don is currently bassist for the OSO Big Band and was recently the bassist for the North Coast Symphony Orchestra. Whether it's blues, jazz or classical, Don can play it all!

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Depending on availability, one of these fine guitar players will round out the band. Each one of them is a professional in the truest sense of the word, each bringing his own unique sound, style, and flavor to that gumbo we call the blues!

Steve Wilcox
Dana Duplan

Don Skelton

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One blues critic says of Moz Live: "Touch, technique, taste, tone...residing in the upper echelon of the upper echelon." 
The new CD, "MOZ LIVE" featuring ten swinging tracks is available on the bandstand at our live shows, or send me $10 along with you return address and I will send you one.
Click on the video below for a preview of the tunes on the CD.

Moz Live
Fan Photos

Fan Photos

HarpKing Amp for Sale

For Sale:  Kinder HarpKing 6x10 100watt harmonica amplifier  
$4,000
contact chris for more details

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