NW band leader, Mike Faast, has teamed up with blues/jazz guitarist, Frank Grace, jazz bassist Michael Eytcheson, sax/clarinet player, Eric Likkel and jazz drummer Randy Doak, to form a swingin' little band called The Archtops.
Their repertoire appeals to a broad audience and covers tunes from the great swing era of the 30's and 40's, to the early rock era of the 60's and 70's. The Archtops are perfectly suited for corporate events, town fairs, festivals, weddings, and anniversaries.
"I had numerous compliments about the Archtops band during our corporate event and would definitely recommend them to anyone."
Review by Monica P. from Seattle, WA on 9/17/2016
"Mike Faast and the Archtops were a true treat for everybody in attendance at the 2014 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
Expect to hear jazz standards such as All Of Me, Georgia, Autumn Leaves, It Had To Be You, Is You Is. Blues & Motown hits like Board Walk, My Girl, Little Bit, I'm Tore Down, Messin' With The Kid, Early In The Mornin. Funk & Latin tunes such as Sway, Engine Engine #9, Red Dress, A Day In The Life. Iconic guitar driven instrumentals like Sleep Walk, Walk Don't Run, Secret Agent Man and, yes, even some jazzy country tunes like Crazy and Walkin' after Midnight. The Archtops can tailor their sets and style to fit your event. Just click on our song list tab to see the entire song list and send the tunes you prefer to hear at your event.
The Arcthtops can also alter the size of the band to fit your needs. The band generally performs as a trio or four piece band but can add sax and piano/organ for a bigger sound for events such as town fairs, festivals, corporate events, weddings, or anniversaries.
If a jazz quartet better suits the event, The Archtops can add clarinet or jazz violin to the trio to take on the sound of a jazzy quartet.
Whether it’s a quaint little wine bar, town fair, festival, corporate event, or wedding, The Archtops are ready to rock the house!