Chris Farmer Music - High Quality Corporate Entertainment


Professional musician and vocalist Chris Farmer is the current keyboardist and bassist for Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and former musical director of The Beach Boys. Through his music company, Chris Farmer Music, Farmer specializes in providing first rate high-end Beach Boys, Eagles, Buffett/Reggae/Caribbean, and R&B/Soul musical groups for corporate functions, special events, charity fundraisers, and private parties. With a stellar lineup of top-notch LA session players and vocalists, including many musicians and singers who currently play or have played with the original groups (the best of the best!), Chris Farmer Music is indeed the gold standard for all your Classic Rock and Pop Music needs.

A classically trained professional musician and singer, Chris Farmer's resume is rich with big name acts. He recently returned from the road performing on keyboards, bass, and tuba (yes, tuba) with Timothy B. Schmit of the legendary Eagles. Prior to that tour, Farmer spent 12 years as musical director, road manager, vocal arranger, lead vocalist, and bassist touring with America's Band, The Beach Boys. Many other superstar acts have utilized his talents, including Chuck Berry, Stax recording artist Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), Motown's David Ruffin (Temptations) and Martha Reeves (Vandelas), Southern California's The Beach Boys, Dean Torrence, Jan Berry (Jan & Dean), Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (America), Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills), Dennis Yost (Classics IV), Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Doo Wop groups The Drifters, Coasters, Flamingos, Crests, Flo and Eddie (the Turtles/Frank Zappa), Al Wilson, Brenton Wood, British rockers Spencer Davis and Ian Whitcomb, as well as actor/musicians John Stamos (General Hospital, Full House), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place, Bold and the Beautiful), and Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers, Robin Hood).

For over 30 years, Chris Farmer has traveled the world performing thousands of corporate functions, special events, private parties, charity fundraisers, casinos, performing arts centers, arenas, stadiums, fairs, and festivals. His knowledge, expertise, and professionalism at providing a top-notch, smooth, solid evening of entertainment is just part of his success. The other part is being able to read the audience on the spot, adjusting the show as necessary to achieve maximum impact with the crowd. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable and most memorable evening of entertainment for you and your clients.

For your kind consideration, Chris Farmer Music's current corporate offerings include:
1. "Keepin' The Summer Alive" - Beach Boys/Surf/Southern California Tribute
2. The "Coral Paradise Band" - Jimmy Buffett/Reggae/Caribbean Style
3. A "Peaceful Easy Eagles Tribute" - Eagles/Country Rock Greatest Hits
4. The "Dancin' in The Street Band" - R&B/Soul Music

The above groups are all led by Chris Farmer and can be budgeted from three to six pieces. Pricing starts at an affordable rate for a three piece configuration, plus travel expense, if applicable. These groups will travel nationally and internationally and are available for up to three sets of first rate, high quality music and entertainment for your corporate function, special event, charity fundraiser, or private party. All local dates can include band gear and sound. Staging platforms or staging area and power to be supplied by purchaser or venue. Music styles can be combined in any variation, per client request. Please check the calendar page for currently booked events and availability. Depending on music styles and musician schedules, events and evenings can be double booked.

Musician personnel for the above corporate groups are drawn from the following bands that Farmer performs with:

"Timothy B. Schmit" Solo Project - Headliner Act
Former Poco member and current Eagle Timothy B. Schmit's first ever solo performances occurred in 2009 when he formed a small rhythm section, including Chris Farmer on vocals, keys, bass, and tuba, to support his latest solo CD project. In between Timothy's Eagles commitments, this group tours regularly at home and overseas.

"Jan & Dean's Beach Party! Featuring Dean Torrence" - Headliner Act
The music of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, including their mega-hits "Surf City," "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena," and "Dead Man's Curve" continues to thrill and entertain audiences at select corporate functions, charity fundraisers, casinos, and fairs and festivals across North America and beyond. After Jan's untimely death in 2004, Dean carries on the legacy of the famous duo with "Jan & Dean's Beach Party! Featuring Dean Torrence." Current and former members of The Beach Boys, the Brian Wilson band, and Jan & Dean round out the touring group, including former Beach Boys musical director Chris Farmer.

"'The OC' Beach Band" - Beach Boys Tribute
Created by Chris Farmer, 12 year member and former musical director of The Beach Boys, "'The OC' Beach Band" is a high-end corporate event band performing The Beach Boys greatest hits and classic rock favorites, featuring current and former players and singers from the Brian Wilson band and The Beach Boys. "The OC" Beach Band is the music and vocals behind the legends.

"Desperado" - Southern California's Premier Eagles Tribute
With five lead vocalists and instrumentalists who have honed their musical skills in a variety of professional projects, "Desperado" is truly a cut above their counterparts with their all live (no backing tracks or samplers used in their show) presentation of the most popular band of the 70's, the Eagles. This group includes members who have performed with Eagles Joe Walsh, Don Felder, and J.D. Souther and current vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist for Eagle Timothy B. Schmit, Chris Farmer.

"The Belair Bandits" - Classic Rock and Beach Music Tribute
Since 1980, "The Belair Bandits" have been pleasing audiences worldwide with their top-notch performances of Classic Rock and Beach-Themed hits.

"The Ricky Lewis band" - Eric Clapton/Cream/Blues Tribute
Guitar virtuoso and blues singer Ricky Lewis fronts this power trio as they plow through guitar god Eric Clapton's rich catalog of songs, from his humble beginnings as a member of the Yardbirds and John Mayall's Blues Breakers, to Superstar acts Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Blind Faith, to his extensive solo work. A Ricky Lewis performance is an exciting roller coaster ride through the hits of one of rock's most legendary guitarists.

Group Members
Chris Farmer's musician roster includes the finest musicians and vocalists who have performed or currently perform with the following National Headliner Acts: The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Eagles, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Felder, J.D. Souther, America, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Jan & Dean, Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, David Ruffin of The Temptations.
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