Chris sings and plays guitar along with high definition digital backing tracks, making it sound like he has several backup singers and a super tight rhythm section behind him. He has the experience and repertoire to keep your event moving with the kind of music you and your guests will love. Chris specializes in hits from the 60's through the 80's and beyond, as well as Tropic Rock, Oldies, Motown, and Smooth Jazz. He has a 5 star rating and consistently gets good reviews from his clients.
Make your event one to remember for a fraction of what a band or DJ would cost. Book Chris Bates today.
Chris did a great job at reading the room and he fit in to the vibe of the party perfectly. I would definitely recommend him for any event!
Chris was a warm and talented performer who was conscientious of what was going on and my guests. Great music, great person, I would recommend him for your party or gathering.
He seemed to know exactly what type of music everyone wanted to hear.
Myself and our guest would recomend him for any event.
Price Range: $200-1200
Gig Length: 60 - 320 minutes
What to Expect
Chris Bates , One Man Band gives all the impact of a full cover band, playing songs people love with professionalism and intensity. He loves what he does, and it shows. With 20 years of experience, you can be confident that Chris will provide "worry-free" entertainment that will have your guests talking about your event long after its over.
Chris began playing guitar at twelve to impress a girl he had a crush on. He formed a band in high school and has been playing ever since. He joined with close friend Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling , the former head writer for The Howard Stern Show, to form "The Off Hour Rockers” a popular music and comedy act on Long Island. Chris followed that with his performances in the bands "Pear", "Special Delivery", and "The Kings of Wing".
Since his move to Florida, Chris entertains as a one man band, and has played throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Chris specializes in classic rock from the 60's through the 80's as well as Tropic Rock (Buffett, Reggae, etc.), Smooth Jazz, and Oldies.
Additional Booking Notes
Performance area must be within 100 feet of a grounded AC outlet. If rain is likely, a cover or tent must be provided that will allow performance during the rain.
Past Booked Events
|November 03, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 08, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|May 27, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Graduation|
|December 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
I build a custom song list for every event based on the client's preferences.
A complete song list is available upon request.
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, The Eagles, Temptations, Four Tops, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, The Animals, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, and too many others.
Area of performance must be within 50 ft. of a live, grounded electrical outlet. Performance area must also be under cover if there is a possibility of rain.
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