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!!!
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/
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/
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/
Friday, 4/8, Spring Harpfest, San Diego
Friday, 4/14, 4:30, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula https://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 4/16, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Saturday, 5/20, 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temeculahttp://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 6/11, 1:30pm Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, 8/5, 4:30pm Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 10/1, 1:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, 11/11, 4:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, 12/10, 1:30pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Chris Fast Band Video
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!
Chris is an endorsed performing artist for Seydel Harmonicas, Germany. Check out his artist's page on the Seydel website:
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!
"You know I like you guys 'cause y'all play that s#%t in stereo!" --Al Gardner
Click the link below to read theTroubadour
Magazine article featuring Chris Fast
The Band Members
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
"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!
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!