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

The Mike Faast Trio
(Quartet or Quintet)
Drawing material from Mike's newly released album, the trio shares tunes from the great swing era to blues, jazz and the soul the 60s. Piano/bass/guitar/vocals
*The band can be expanded to quartet or quintet (add clarinet/sax, drums).

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.
Think smaller version of the trio. Piano/guitar/vocals


The Jangles
The Jangles are a 6-piece 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.

Testimonials

"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 

 

 


 

Three week stand at the Lights of Christmas in Stanwood!  

Looking forward to a three week run at the Light's of Christmas Festival at Warm Beach Conference Center.
November 29th and 30th I'll be at the Starry Night Café with the Jangles Trio, (Mike Faast, Roger Ferguson and Michael Eytcheson). The following two weekends I'll be there with the Cascade Mountain Boys followed by the Archtops. 

Mercer Island Farmers Market 

We had a lot of fun performing at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on June 19th.
We met lots of nice people and no mean ones.
The food and the weather were great and the trio sounds great if we do say so ourselves ;-)