Steve Fister Band

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Guitarist Steve Fister has preformed and recorded with many diverse artists including: Bon Jovi, Lita Ford, Pat Travers, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Stu Hamm, Robin Beck, Michael Des Barres, Quiet Riot, Tony Franklin, Carmine Appice, King Korbra, Jimmy Haslip, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Aldridge, Greg Bissionete, Derek St Holmes, Ansley Dunbar, Joe Satriani, Marco Mendoza, Ricky Phillips, Ray Brinker, Ric Fierabracci, Tom Brechtlein, Phillip Bynoe, Kim Simmons,  Savoy Brown, Brian May.

His songs have been placed in the video game Rock Band, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Showtime, "E", VH1, MTV, Fox Sports, Saturday Night Live, Howard Stern, Cartoon Network, History Channel, Live with Regis and Kelly.

Steve Fister: Guitarist, Composer, Producer.

Steve can record your songs in his ProTools equipped studio, using “real guitar amps” and “real analog effects”.

Need a solo, rhythm part, electric, acoustic, slide, 12 string, hi strung, or dobro? Steve has always been an ”in demand” session player in addition to all of his other musical endeavors....

For sound samples http://youtu.be/2wqRHgYzsb0     Email steve@stevefister.com to discuss rates, outcome, delivery methods and file formats.

Gear List
Guitars:

Gibson Les Paul, 335, 345, Nighthawk, Fender Strats (3), Dobro, Supro 59 (open slide tunings), Danelectro (for baritone ), Godin Montreal Classic, BC Rich double neck ( 12 string / hi strung ), Various Carvin models, ( 550, single cut, both equipped w Duncan pickups ), Taylor acoustic , Kala uke, Banjo

Amp list
JCM 800 Marshall 50 watt (1979), Fender Bassman  (1975), Peavey Classic 50 and 100, Speaker Cabnets: 4x12 with Celestion vintage 30's. 4x12 with Celestion 75's, 1x12 with Vintage 30, 4x10 w blue marvel speakers.

Steve has a wide variety of analog preamps including RME, Focusright and Neve, along with a ton of the latest plugins. Steve also uses premium speaker and guitar cable to insure the best noise free tone!



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Update 9/ 20/14

"On the Road Again"

This week I will be winging my way to Canada to play the Canadian Music Awards with solo artist Ed Cope. The band includes members from Bryan Adams Band. Looking forward!

My best selling Steve Fister Band CD "Live Bullets" is reissued!
The CD reached #2 on the European Blues charts in Germany, Holland and Belgium.
For samples and to download a copy:
http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=stevefister3

Here is a review:

Album Notes
Steve Fister Band
Live Bullets
2nd Degree Records

Review by Nightwatcher for Rock N Roll Universe

One of the most underrated players of the past decade, California based guitarist Steve Fister is back with a blistering live set of smoking hot blues rock, recorded live in Oldenburg, Germany on the 35th of 36 dates on his 2006 European tour. Featuring no overdubs, this is a stellar showcase for one of rock's best kept secrets, as the stellar trio rips through a collection of tracks from all of his prior studio albums with abandon, leaving no doubt that this is the real deal.

The album leaps from the starting gate with a rousing version of the instrumental "True Grit" from Fister's excellent 'Age Of Great Dreams' release, and from this point on never looks back. Masterfully switching gears from high octane blues rock such as "She's Ain't Lonesome" to contemplative pieces like "Age Of Great Dreams" or the heavy rock of the crowd pleasing medley "Baby Please Don't Go/3rd Stone From The Sun/Radar Love" with ease, this is the work of a well seasoned player. One who hearkens back to the glory days of rock when actual musicianship mattered. Influenced in equal parts by Jeff Beck, the 3 Kings (B.B., Albert and Freddie) and the sounds of classic 70's hard rock, the former Pat Travers/Steppenwolf/Lita Ford guitarist can hang with the best of them.

Unlike too many who concentrate on merely the technical, Fister is a well rounded musician for whom the song is what matters. Although technically brilliant when need be, it's never an end in itself. A gifted vocalist as well, he shines in a live setting. Without the gloss of the studio to smooth things out, the vocals are suitably gritty and authentic, which adds to the overall presentation. Fister even breaks out the old talk box during the middle of "J.B. Meets J.B." (Jeff Beck meets James Brown), launching into a snippet of Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do", validating the claim that give a guitarist this effect and sooner or later, this will ensue! But, it sounds great, and works quite well. Supported wonderfully by bassist Barend Courbois and drummer Hans in’t Zandt, forming a tight, hard driving rock trio whom sound at home with the material, the three give impassioned performances throughout. Never one to hog the spotlight, Fister allows these two ample time to display their considerable talents and then some.

German audiences are notoriously hard to please, dating back to the days of The Beatles, but by the time the last notes of the encore, "Pay Bo Diddley" ring out, it's met with a fantastic reception, leaving the cheering crowd wanting more. It's quite obvious that a splendid, magical time was had by all, and one which makes one wish they were there to witness, which is a hallmark of a great live album.

The bottom line here is, if you're a blues rock fan, or for that matter a fan of excellent guitar work, you can't go wrong with this one. Once you've heard what's on offer here, do yourself a favor and pick up any of the earlier releases as well, which feature performances by some of rock's great players such as Stu Hamm, Tommy Aldridge, Carmine Appice, Reese Wynans and Tony Franklin.

You won't be disappointed, and all come highly recommended. 10/10


Last but not least!

The mixing of "The Tri-fecta" CD with Ric Fierabracci, Ray Brinker is nearing completion. Look for a early fall release date, with a European tour to follow! Here are some videos from recent shows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXvIrFd-aVI&list=UUFxCCW2kwPfM1w2-zMRQoHg

 



Steve uses Godin guitars, RotoSound Strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups:

 

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