years and over 3000 gigs later, the Chris Fitz Band, with Chris as band
leader/singer/songwriter/guitar player, Jeffrey Majeau on Bass, and
Steve Wolpe on drums/backup vocals has become one of the premier
rock-n-blues acts in all of New England.
Chris Fitz is already part of the conversation with current rock/blues artists Kenny Wayne Shepard, Johnnie Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Tommy Castro among other contemporary guitar slingers. His national recognotion still awaits but at every major regional blues/music festival that he plays his is always the longest line at the CD merchandise table including the national act headliners!
broke into the Boston music scene back in 1994 after a 5 year stint in
the San Francisco area. Chris honed his blues guitar chops by floating
around all the blues clubs in the Bay Area and finding inspiration in
the local and national blues 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 blues jams around the
citywith 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
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
hits the stage in 2010 with Steve Wolpe on drums, Jeff Majeau on bass,
both formerly with the Bruce Marshall Band, and the amazing Ken Clark on
Hammond B3 Organ. It's a thunderous band with grooves that pay homage
to all areas of American Roots Music. 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. Chris Fitz -
Lead Singer/Songwriter, Guitar | Jeff Majeau - Bass | Steve Wolpe - Drums, Harmony