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Jeffster! is the name of Jeff Barnes and Lester Patel's two-man band which appears and performs in several episodes of "Chuck".

Lester is the lead singer, while Jeff plays keytar and is a backup singer. The name of their band is a combination of the members' own names. The band name was originally going to be Jester but in the words of Jeff: "We didn't want to be associated with fools."


Jeff and Lester first revealed they had a band in "Chuck Versus the Best Friend", after Chuck mentioned that Devon had put him in charge of organizing the entertainment for their wedding. Seizing their opportunity to audition when Ellie phoned the Nerd Herd desk due to a computer problem, however, the audition didn't go ahead due to Lester backing out because of stage fright. The band did hold an audition for the wedding in the Buy More, after Jeff gave Lester a pep-talk, performing Toto's Africa. Although they didn't get the gig, and according to Devon were never going to, they still got the chance to perform at the wedding in "Chuck Versus the Ring" when Morgan used them as a stalling tactic, when they performed Styx's Mr. Roboto before the ceremony. They got a mixed reaction at the wedding with some guests enjoying their music and Devon's father demanding to know why "Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian" were ruining his son's wedding.

Actors Krinsky and Sahay also performed as Jeffster! at San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 with Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls. Josh Schwartz had indicated that Jeffster! will be making another appearance in the show's third season.

The concept for Jeffster! first appeared after Sahay mentioned to the writers Lester's "rock star" hair and swagger. Jeffster! has taken on a life of its own outside the show, including merchandising on and its own page on Facebook.

Jeffster! took to the stage for the last time in Chuck at the Pacific Concert Hall, performing A-ha's Take on Me in order to stop a sonic-trigger armed bomb from going off. This gave Chuck time to defuse it using the new Intersect, saving the rest of Team Bartowski, General Beckman, and a hall full of people. With Morgan conducting, the performance was accompanied by the hall's scheduled orchestra, and given standing ovation at the end.

This won them the attention of a record producer from Germany who came all the way to the Buy More and signed them on, setting them on the path to European stardom, all in front of a stunned Big Mike.



Jeffster! Members

Lester Patel - Lead Vocals[]

Lester is the lead singer in the two-man band. He has written dozens of pop songs as well as "Virus/rebuild," an experimental symphony for monophonic synthesizer. His stylistic influences include Morrisey, Kurt Cobain, Bon Scott, Billy Joel, and Madonna.

Jeff Barnes - Keyboardist[]

Jeff is the band's keyboardist, composer, rhythm section, and sound technician. Jeff's interest in music began as a child when he first heard Jethro Tull's Aqualung. After showing great promise as a vibraphone player in his high school's jazz ensemble, he went on to play in a variety of rock 'n' roll bands; Jeffster! is his current project. He claims as influences Herbie Hancock, Greg Rollie, Rick Wakeman, and John Cage.

Song List[]

Africa (by Toto)
- Mr. Roboto (by Styx)
- Send Me On My Way (by Rusted Root)
- Fortunate Son (by Creedance Clearwater Revival)
- Push It (by Salt-N-Pepa)
- Fat Bottomed Girls (by Queen)
- Blaze of Glory (by Bon Jovi)
- Is This Love? (by Whitesnake)
- Leaving on a Jetplane (by John Denver)
- Take on Me (by A-ha)
- Eye of the Tiger (by Survivor) 

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