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.

 

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

Special thanks to Liz Abbot and Tim Mattox!!

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/2020/01/chris-fast-band-moz-live/

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!

--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!!!
 
Current Schedule
 

2020

Currently only accepting outdoor gigs that include social distancing

January
Friday, January 17, Tio Leo's, San Diego;  8:00pm--11pm https://www.tioleos.com/
Sunday, January 19, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad; 11:00am--2:00pm http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Monday, January 27, Humphreys Backstage, San Diego, 7pm--11pm    http://www.humphreysbackstagelive.com/
 
February
Saturday, February 15, Hacienda de Vega, Carlsbad; 6:30pm--10:00pm https://haciendadevega.com/carlsbad/
Sunday, February 16, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad; 11:00am--2:00pm http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Friday, February 21, Proud Mary's Southern Grill, San Diego;  7:30pm--10pm http://www.proudmaryssd.com/
Tuesday, February 25, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula;  7:30pm--10:30pm http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
March
Sunday, March 15, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad; Cancelled http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Wednesday, March 25, Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula; Cancelled https://www.wilsoncreekwinery.com/
Friday, March 27, Humphreys Backstage, San Diego, Cancelled   http://www.humphreysbackstagelive.com/
 
April
Saturday, April 4, Carlsbad Flower Fields, Carlsbad; Cancelled   https://www.theflowerfields.com/
Saturday, April 11, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula;   Cancelled http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, April 19, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad;   Cancelledhttp://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
 
may
Friday, May 8, Gator by the Bay Festival, Festival Stage,Cancelled  https://www.gatorbythebay.com
Sunday, May 17, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad;  Cancelled  http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
Saturday, May 23, Proud Mary's Southern Grill, San Diego;  Cancelled  http://www.proudmaryssd.com/
Tuesday, May 26, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula, Cancelled     http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
 
june
Thursday, June 25, Old Town Blues Club, Temecula, Cancelled     http://www.oldtownbluesclub.com/
Sunday, June 28, San Diego County Fair, Paddock Stage, Cancelled    https://sdfair.com/
 
july
Sunday, July 19, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad;  CANCELLED http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
 
August
September
Friday, September 18, Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, CA, 5:00pm--6:30pm   https://delmarplaza.com/event/live-music-at-del-mar-plaza-the-chris-fast-band-blues/
This gig is out on the fresh air patio, and includes responsible distancing for everyone.
 
October
Sunday, October 18, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad;  http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
 
November
Sunday, November 15, The Landings at Carlsbad, Carlsbad;   http://www.carlsbadlandings.com/
December

 

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

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!

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

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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