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 your mailing address, and I'll send you one for FREE, pay what you think it's worth later!  Press the "Contact Us" button above for booking the band and CD sales.  Do it now!!!

Click on the video below for a preview of the tunes on the CD.

 
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Check out this article from the January, 2020 issue of the San Diego Troubadour Magazine. 

Special thanks to Liz Abbot and Tim Mattox!!

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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

 Here's a review of the hit CD "MOZ LIVE" from the San Diego Troubadour Magazine   https://sandiegotroubadour.com/the-here-and-now-        smokin-blues-from-chris-fast/

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

 
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!!!
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Current Schedule
 

2021

 
January
February
March
 
 
April
 
may
Sunday, May 2, 1:30pm--5pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temeculahttp://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, May 8, Tio Leo's, San Diego, Special Gator by the Bay Event
Saturday, May 22, 12pm--4pm, Bel Vino Winery; Temecula  https://www.belvinowinery.com/
Saturday, May 29, Private Party, San Marcos, CA
June
Saturday, June 5, 4:30pm-8pm Old Town Blues Club, Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Friday, June 25, 8:30pm--12am Old Town Blues Club; Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Saturday, June 26,  Private Party, San Diego
Sunday, June 27, 11:00am--2pm, The Landings; Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
july
Friday, July 2, 5pm--7pm, Humphrey's Backstage  http://www.humphreysbackstagelive.com/
Sunday, July 25, 11:00am--2pm, The Landings; Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
August
Saturday, August 7, 5pm--7pm, Del Mar Plaza;  Del Mar https://delmarplaza.com/
Sunday, Aug 8, 1:30pm--5pm, Old Town Blues Club; Temecula http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Thursday, August 19, 5:30pm-7:30pmTemecula Summer Concert Series https://temeculaca.gov/1165/Summer-Concert-Series
Sunday, August 29, 11:00am--2pm, The Landings; Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
September
Sunday, Sept 5, 1:30pm--5pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temeculahttp://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, Sept 26, 11:00am--2pm, The Landings; Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
October
Sunday, October 3, 1:30pm--5pm, Old Town Blues Club;Temec http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, October 31, 11:00am--2pm, The Landings; Carlsbad https://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
November
December
Sunday, Dec 5, 1:30pm--5pm, Old Town Blues Club, Temeculahttp://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/

 

Chris Fast Band Video

 

 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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I would like to thank Andy Doty, the owner of Temecula's Old Town Blues Club, for having commissioned this painting, and for the honor of including it on the Wall of Fame at the O.T.B.C. 

Also, I want to thank artist Chris Monson for doing such an incredible job, given the limited subject matter that he had to work with.  I am truly humbled and honored!

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Fan Photos

Gator by the Bay 2017

Gator by the Bay 2017

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Fallbrook, CA

Gator by the Bay, 2017

West Coast Blues Festival 2017

The Chris Fast Band with Jonny Viau at the West Coast Blues Festival in Riverside, CA 2017

Jonny Viau, West Coast Blues Festival

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West Coast Blues Festival, 2017

West Coast Blues Festival, 2017

West Coast Blues Festival 2017

Hooley's, San Diego

Dana, Al, Chris, Don and Hank at Pala Mesa

Chris and his Jazzmaster

Janine Harty

Janine Harty

Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, CA

Spring Harpfest, 2017

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Spring Harpfest 2017

Spring Harpfest, 2017

Spring Harpfest, 2017

Spring Harpfest, 2017

Spring Harpfest, 2017

Spring Harpfest 2017

Spring Harp Festival 2017

Poway Festival 2017

"All Blue"--Poway Festival 2017

Old Town Blues Club; Temecula, CA 2018

Old Town Blues Club; 2018

Old Town Blues Club; 2018

Temecula Blues Festival, 2018

Temecula Blues Festilval 2018

Temecula Blues Festival, 2018

The band with Andy Doty, Temecula Blues Festival 2018

Tim Mattox

The Bushfire Kitchen, Carlsbad, 2018

Gator by the Bay 2018

Gator by the Bay 2018

Gator by the Bay 2018

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Gator by the Bay, 2018

Chris & Steve at the Old Town Blues Club, Temecula

Al, Jonny and Don @ OTBC, Temecula

Steve & Chris @ the Sand Crab Tavern, Escondido

Steve & Chris @ the Sand Crab Tavern, Escondido

Steve & Chris @ OTBC, Temecula

Chris @ the OTBC, Temecula

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, 2018

West Coast Blues Festival, Riverside photo Brad Elligood

Pints & Quarts, Lake Elsinore

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Gator by the Bay 2019
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West Coast Blues Festival 2018
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Painting at OTBC
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Old Town Blues Club, Temecula
Old Town Blues Club, Temecula
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