Chris Fitz - Guitar and vocals Jeff Majeau - Bass Steve Wolpe - Drums Ken Clark - Hammond B3 Organ The Chris Fitz Band is a hot pot of Blues Jambalaya. Mixing Swing, Jump, Chicago and Texas Blues styles with a healthy dose of funk, soul, rock-n-roll, and a touch of British Blues Rock (think Eric Clapton with the Blues Breakers and Cream) this power foursome has a spicy sound all of their own.
Jeff Majeau - Bass
Steve Wolpe - Drums
Ken Clark - Hammond B3 Organ
The Chris Fitz Band is a hot pot of Blues Jambalaya. Mixing Swing, Jump, Chicago and Texas Blues styles with a healthy dose of funk, soul, rock-n-roll, and a touch of British Blues Rock (think Eric Clapton with the Blues Breakers and Cream) this power foursome has a spicy sound all of their own.
Chris Fitz is already part of the conversation with current rock/blues artists Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Tommy Castro and other contemporary guitar stalwarts.
National recognition for the Chris Fitz Band still awaits but at every major regional blues/music festival, The Chris Fitz Band always has the longest line at the CD merchandise table including the national act headliners!
Chris Fitz broke into the Boston music scene back in 1994 after a 5 year stint in the San Francisco area. Chris honed his guitar chops by floating around the music clubs in the Bay Area and finding inspiration in the local and national artists who frequented them. He would then spend countless hours holed up in his apartment, guitar in hand and record player by his side, tirelessly teaching himself to sound like the great players he loved to watch live.
Upon moving back to Boston, his hometown, he wasted no time hitting the various open mic jams around the city with a guarded confidence that he could play well enough to find his way into a working band. The singing and songwriting would come a little later but the blistering guitar work soon began to make an impact!
Over seventeen years and 3000 plus gigs later, the Chris Fitz Band, with Chris as band leader / singer / songwriter / guitar player, Jeffrey Majeau on Bass, and Steve Wolpe on drums/harmony vocals has become one of the premier rock blues acts in all of New England.
Since 2002, The Chris Fitz Band has received more than a dozen music awards including a 2002 Boston Music Award, 2005 Boston Blues Challenge Winners Award, as well as numerous songwriting and best guitar player awards. The band has toured around New England for the last 15 years and has also spread it's wings as far as Europe, Memphis and California.
The latest and best line-up heads into 2012 with Steve Wolpe on drums, Jeff Majeau on bass, both formerly with the Bruce Marshall Band, and the amazing Ken Clark guesting on Hammond B3 Organ. It's a thunderous band with grooves that pay homage to all areas of American Roots and British Classic Rock.
Chris' songs can be heard on 4 all original award winning studio CD's and a 5th "double live" CD "Live at Dodge Street Bar & Grill" which has been hailed as the bands best effort yet since it's March 6th 2010 release, finally capturing Chris and his band in their element, burning up the midnight stage.