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Thank You for Your Interest in Fast Freddy and The Blue Lava Blues Band
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Contact Information & Show Dates
Band Manager: Fast Freddy Sims
Cell: (415) 871-6230


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Blue Lava Blues Band Short Biographies

Fast Freddy Sims

Drums and Vocals

Fast Freddy was born in San Francisco. He started playing drums at the age of 16. At that

time he lived near Fillmore West and began to meet a number of well-known blues greats

like Albert King, Luther Tucker and Willie Dixon.

They would have a big impact on Freddy’s life and career as a blues musician and songwriter.
Willie Dixon inspired Fast Freddy to pursue his dream of becoming a blues songwriter.

In 2018 Fast Freddy moved permanently to Maui and married his beautiful wife, Elizabeth Gibbons, on June 24, 2019. As an artist and musician, Fast Freddy is very active in the Maui arts community.


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Dave Fraser

Keyboards and Vocals

Dave grew up in Sacramento and began his love of the piano at age 12. He is an accomplished

vocalist, plays keys, harmonica and accordion -- all self-taught. Dave's love of the blues led

him to meet other blues loving musicians in Sacramento where they eventually co-formed

the Sunland Blues Band in 1971.

Dave moved to Maui, Hawaii in May of 2017. He loves it so much he wouldn’t want to live

anywhere else. He is married to Rita Fraser, and they have two sons.


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Matt Hefner

Bass Guitar and Vocals

Matt grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He started playing music at age 7. Matt fell in love

with the bass early on but also plays guitar and ukulele.

Matt is an accomplished vocalist and has fronted every type of band from Heavy/Prog Metal

to Big Band Swing to Country Western.

In 2016, Matt moved to Kihei, Maui with his now wife, Nancy. They enjoy riding their scooters and snorkeling the beautiful reefs of Maui on the weekends.

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Bruce Boege

Saxaphone and Vocals


Bruce Boege, has been a professional musician for over 50 years, and owner of Limin Audio &

Music Studio for over 35 years. He grew up in Ridgefield, CT. He learned guitar at age 15

and was signed to RCA Records with a Connecticut group called The Ravens in the mid sixties.

Bruce is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter and plays guitar, ukulele, keyboards and sax.


Bruce and his wife, Jill, have lived in Kihei, Maui since 2013. They love the beautiful island

of Maui and the wonderfully diverse artists' community.


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Josh Hearl

Lead Guitar

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, his family moved to Kula, on the beautiful island of Maui

in 1999 when he was just 5 years old.


He started playing guitar when he was 12. He learned guitar from some of Maui’s premier

musicians. Josh's touch, feel and understanding of music make him one of the most talented

guitarists in Hawaii.

He and his lovely wife enjoy living on Maui and love being a part of the thriving artistic community.

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Blue Lava Blues Audio Tracks

Comin' Home
00:00 / 03:23
Up Above My Head
00:00 / 02:51
Help Me
00:00 / 04:58
Louise, Louise
00:00 / 04:34
Hoochie Coochie Man
00:00 / 03:52
00:00 / 05:23

Fast Freddy & the Blue Lava Blues "Showcase" Song Videos

COMIN HOME:     3:23  

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UP ABOVE MY HEAD:     2:51  

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HELP ME:     4:57  

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LOUISE, LOUISE:     4:34  

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Fast Freddy & Blue Lava Blues Band

TRAMP:     3:53  

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Stage Plot Diagram


Download This Press Kit to Your Computer Hard Drive

You can download our PDF Press Kit to your computer hard drive so you'll have all the details about Fast Freddy and the Blue Lava Blues Band at your fingertips.

  • Contact Info

  • Links for more info & a booking form

  • Links to Song Audios & Videos

  • Links to over 40 Press Photos

  • Introduction to the band available for your promotions

  • Band member short bios and links to longer bios

  • Includes a Band Stage Plot showing stage layout, instruments, equipment and power needs

  • Ideas for Press Clips for your promos

  • General Song Set List

  • Stage Plot diagram for instrument layout and power requirements

  • QR Codes included so you can scan them on your smart phone and go right to the web page you need


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Blue Lava Blues Press Kit Photos

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How the Band Got Its "Blue Lava" Name

Freddy: I was watching a documentary that talked about Blue Lava, with an erie, neon-blue color that can only be seen at night. I thought, "That's the name for our band! The Blue Lava Blues Band!" And it worked.

Here is what Wikipedia says about Blue Lava:

"Blue lava" is an electric-blue fire that burns when sulfur combusts, producing a neon-blue flame.

Sulfur burns when it comes into contact with hot air at temperatures above 680 °F, which produces the energetic flames.


Actual lava is red-orange in color, given its temperature. Truly-blue lava would require temperatures of at least 10,830 °F, which is much higher than any lava can naturally achieve on the surface of the Earth.

That's hot!! Just like The Blue Lava Blues Band!

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