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.
Welcome to Mike Faast Music!
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.
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.
Available bands - Overview
Mike Faast & the Archtops
Mike Faast & "The Archtops play Swing, Blues and Jazz from the great Swing era! Featuring some of Skagit Valleys finest jazz players, the band covers Latin, swing, & blues from the 20's to the 40's. The band is a great addition to any town fair, or jazz festival. Perfect for anniversaries, weddings, corporate events and swing dances.
*The band can also do a great Blues and Oldies show featuring Blues and & RB from the 50's 60' era.
Description - Little big band - Swing Dance
Featured instruments. Guitar & Vocals, sax/clarinet, piano, drums and bass.
The Mike Faast Trio
The Mike Faast Trio covers 50 years of swing, soul, jazz, & blues. From the great swing era of the 20's to 40's to the jazzy soul tunes of 60s.
Description - Nat Cole meets Sam Cook meets Ray Charles. From "swing to soul"."
Featured Instruments: Piano/guitar/vocals/bass *optional, sax/clarinet
The Bellingham based string quartet delivers a wonderful, high-energy blend of Western Swing Standards & Gypsy Jazz instrumentals.
Description - Bob Wills meets Django Reinhardt! Two guitars/vocals/fiddle/bass
The Jangles play Western Swing and Classic Country music. 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!
Description - Traditional Country Dance band. Instrumentation - fiddle, steel guitar, drums, bass, guitar/vocals, Piano, accordion.
The Jangles Quartet - This is the acoustic version of the Jangles. The quartet plays Vintage swing, Western swing, and Western classics.
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.
Description - Traditional Bluegrass - banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin/fiddle
"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
Mike and Aaron share swing and blues from the great swing era.
Mike Faast and Andy Carr The Faast- Carr Duo draws much of their material from Mike's new album, "Mike Faast Sings the Standards." The Duo focuses on music from the great swing era as well as blues, jazz and touch of 60s' soul. Expect to hear jazz standards such as "All of Me", "Paper Moon", "I Got Rhythm", and "It Don't Mean a Thing", Blues such as “Georgia”, "Sunday Kind of Love", "At Last", "Is You Is", and "Stormy Weather", 60's Soul like “My Girl”, “You Send Me”, and “Boardwalk”, and even some jazzy Country tunes like "The Night Life, “Right or Wrong, and Walkin' After Midnight." Mike and Andy are members of a 5 piece Swing Band called "The Archtops," as well as many other prominent bands. Perhaps you've heard Mike and Andy in one of these groups, (Andy - The Swing Nuts, Herding Cats, Fat Fridays, Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet, Mike - The Jangles, The Archtops, the Cascade Mountain Boys, and Swing 48) As a duo they bring a high degree of professionalism, energy and passion to the music they love.
Mike Faast Sings the Standards
Mike Faast Music
Vocal renditions of jazz standards in small combo style, similar to Nat King Cole and Ray Charles, featuring guitar, piano, sax, clarinet, bass, and drums.