As a solo artist, I sing and perform with guitar, harmonica and loop pedal. My band is a four piece featuring incredible sax work by John Kell.
My song list never fails to keep folks wondering what I'm going to play next. From classic rock, R&B, 80's, disco, funk, oldies, beach music, theme songs, dance hits, southern rock, you name it.
I also am also willing learn songs specifically for my clients to cater to their individual tastes.
For gigs that want original music, I have released many albums and I also write custom music for companies, commercials and specialevents.
My golf themed music comedy album "Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play" is also a big hit at golf tournaments and country clubs.
Contact me for a full song list and testimonials.
Chris Singleton: Bass and vocals
John Kell: Sax and vocals
Jason Peeler: Drums and vocals
Chris Cates: vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, mandolin
I'm constantly inspired but some of my original inspirations are Neil Young, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Allman Brothers, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, you name it. I try to perform songs that everybody from all age groups and music genres will love.
What to Expect
Audience members laugh, sing, dance, cheer, request songs, get surprised, get transported back in their memories, gain new favorite songs and leave happy!
Two power outlets
I have lighting, a great Bose PA system that sounds good everywhere without being too loud and all other modern live production amenities.
When I perform with my band, we have an excellent PA system and lights.
Al Green, Alan Jackson, Allman Brothers, AC/DC, Arcade Fire, Bart Howard, Beatles, Bee Gees, Blues Brothers, Bluegrass Standards, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bruce Channel, Buddy Guy, Cee Lo, Chairman of the Board, CCR, Charlie Daniels, Jerry Reed, Jethro Tull, Jim Quick & Coastline, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Johnny Nash, John Mellencamp, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kiss, Kool & the Gang, Leo Sayer, Lionel Ritchie / Commodores, Lipps, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Marshall Tucker Band, Marvin Gaye, Men at Work, Merle Haggar, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Nirvana, Old Crow Medicine Show, Otis Redding, Outkast, Oysterhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Phoenix, Phish, Prince, Rick James, Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, Steppenwolf, Steve Brown, Steve Miller, Stevie Wonder, Sublime, Taio Cruz, Talking Heads, The Band, The Clash, The Doors, The Eagles, Santana, The Embers, The Gapp Band, The OJays, The Rascals, The Tamms, The Trammps,Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Ween, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Wild Cherry,Willie Nelson, Wilson Pickett
CDs For Sale
Chris Cates "Getaway Plans"
Chris Cates "Passion and Purpose"
Chris Cates "Dead Man's Suit"
Chris Cates "Carolina Songs"
Chris Cates "The Golf CD - Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play"
Chris Cates "365 Songs for 2010 - Vol. 1"
Chris Cates "365 Songs for 2010 - Vol. 3"
2006: 133 gigs
2007: 122 gigs
2008: 119 gigs
2009: 141 gigs
2010: 107 gigs
2011: 53 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Lounge, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Private Party, Restaurant, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception