Welcome to Mike Faast Music!
Band leader Mike Faast has been part of the Northwest music scene for over thirty years. He has performed in several bands in different styles ranging from country, bluegrass, gospel, blues to swing, and jazz. He's a member of the Seattle Western Swing Hall of Fame and has played every major bluegrass festival in the state as well as dozens of churches, town fairs, and festivals.
Nothing lights up an event like the right music. Whether it be a wedding, town fair, corporate event, festival, or private party, Mike is confident he can provide the right band for you. Just hit the band tab in menu to see pictures, sound bites, and videos of the band selected.
Available bands - Overview
Samish Bay Swing
Mike Faast & Samish Bay Swing, play jazz from the great Swing era! Featuring some of Skagit Valleys finest jazz players, the band covers Latin, swing, blues that is perfect for concerts or dances and guaranteed to light up your event!
Guitar & Vocals, sax/clarinet, piano, drums and bass. The band can perform as trio/quartet or quintet.
The Faast-Carr Duo
(piano - guitar/vocals)
Mike Faast and pianist Andy Carr take you through the Great American Songbook, featuring swing from the great swing era to the soul, blues, and jazz of the 60s.
The Jangles are a 6 piece Country dance band. They play Western swing and classic country, so whether you like to swing dance or line dance, they've got it covered. The Jangles feature - steel guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, piano/accordion, and Mike on lead vocals and guitar, and Western outfits!
The Jangles Quartet (or Trio)
This is the acoustic version of the Jangles. The quartet plays vintage swing, Western swing, and Western classics.
the Faast-Ferguson Duo
Featuring Western Swing Hall of Fame member, Mike Faast on guitar/vocals and National Flatpicking Champion, Roger Ferguson on guitar/fiddle/mandolin/ vocals. The duo shares hot acoustic versions of Western swing, swing standards, Western classics and a smattering of bluegrass and Gypsy jazz instrumentals.
The Cascade Mountain Boys
The Cascade Mountain Boys play traditional bluegrass and bluegrass Gospel music. The band features 3-part harmony, banjo, fiddle, guitar and bass. The band has been featured in most of the bluegrass festivals in the state. They are equally comfortable performing at a festival or back yard barbeque.
"I had numerous compliments about Mike's band during our corporate event and would definitely recommend them to anyone."
Review by Monica P. from Seattle, WA
"Mike Faast and his band were a true treat for everybody in attendance at the Jazz in July concert series. Creating an entertaining blend of rhythm and jazz, the music was appealing from start to finish!"
George Searing – Orswellevents.com
Jazz in July – Renton Landing