STEVE FISTER BAND
Steve Fister , Karma Auger & Barend Courbois
STEVE FISTER BAND
Steve Fister – guitar / vocals
Karma Auger – drums
Barend Courbois – bass
Steve Fister, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has performed and recorded with many artists such as: Steppenwolf, Bon Jovi, King Kobra, Quiet Riot, Tony Franklin, Joe Satriani, Marco Mendoza to name a few. His songs have also been featured in the Rock Band video game, as well as on HBO, ABC, NBC, Saturday Night Live, Showtime, “E,” VH1, MTV, Fox Sports, the Howard Stern show and the History Channel.
Steve has played guitar with many diverse, and talented artists. He served as guitarist and musical director in Lita Ford’s band, on her worldwide tours with Bon Jovi, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Poison. He has toured and recorded with, The Pat Travers Band, Micheal DesBarres, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Stu Hamm, and Jack Casady.
Steve has produced 9 solo records, including the his “Live Bullets” which reached #2 on the European Blues charts.
For his own music, Fister gets back to basics. He has stated that, “Melody and song content is priority one, but at all times I try to keep the drama and excitement levels high.” Rhythm tends to play a large role in his albums, but he also focuses on both melody and emotion. Fister explains, “It is very important to retain a live but refined dynamic feel in the studio. Rather than over producing the guitar parts, I try to keep an open honesty, letting the feel of the song dictate my approach.”
Steve Fister blends the guitar wizardry of Jeff Beck with a bluesy 70’s hard rock vibe, punctuated with the melodic sense of The Beatles. (Nightwatcher’s House of Rock”)
“Guitar ace Steve Fister joins the ranks of today’s rising guitar superstars, and offers undeniable proof of his stature as a masterful solo artist”.(Robert Silverstein in 21st Century Guitar)
Steve Fister’s playing is excellent. His vocals are smooth and very bluesy. The rhythm section of Fierabracci and Brinker are tight as a stamp on an envelope. Tony Sisson Reviewed @ The Dedicated Rocker Society
Steve has been described as “a brilliant guitarist… he not only has soul in his fingers, he has heart in his songs” (Music Connection) and “a talented, versatile guitarist with a love and respect for the instrument’s place in several genres”