We are a fun and professional wedding and special event band that will give your guests the time of their lives.
Our music is great for all ages, pulling from a huge catalogue of classic rock, r&b, disco, country, 80's, you name it.
To make your event extra special, we'll also learn or write songs just for the occasion.
Contact us for a song list and references.
Good luck planning!
Chris is a great guy and so easy to work with. Great music and I will definitely book him again.
Chris Cates Party Band played at our son's wedding and we gave them a 10+ They kept the dance floor full all night long. They reacted to the crowd and played requests. We were thoroughly impressed and would highly recommend this band for any occasion. The only complaint we had was that my wife and I had sore legs and hips for about a week as we couldn't stay off the dance floor! Great Job!
Chris Cates Party Band played at our wedding in September. From the very start, Chris was really great to work with. He had an awesome play list that we could tailor to our personal musical taste and he even learned new music for our wedding ceremony. During our reception Chris really worked the crowd and responded well to the tone of our guests and venue. Following the wedding, we heard nothing but raves and compliments on the band from our guests. We can't thank them enough for a great time on our special day!
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
A non stop dance fest with the band pulling from a list of more than 400 classic crowd favorites.
Chris Cates is a legendary songwriter and entertainer from the southeast who has played for more than a million people world wide.
Together with his band, which includes guitar, bass, harmonica, drums and saxophone, they offer a different, more exciting performance than a normal cover band.
Seamlessly jumping genres, they always know how to find the right groove for the moment. Cates's signature vocal, guitar and harmonica breathes new life into classic rock, soul, country, beach music and 80's hits. Combine that with virtuoso bassist Chris Singleton, brilliant sax man John Kell and veteran drummer Jason Peeler and your event will be memorable and more importantly, fun!
Event planners can expect the band to be on time, ultra polite and professional.
The band travels with a full PA and lights and performs at the proper volume for the occasion.
The band can customize the event, whether it's learning new songs or writing custom songs or music for the occasion.
Past Booked Events
|July 29, 2017–July 30, 2017 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Cocktail Party|
This is a list of some of the songs we play. We are constantly updating our catalogue.
VAN MORRISON - Brown Eyed Girl, Into the Mystic, Wild Nights, Crazy Love, Moondance
JAMES TAYLOR - Carolina in My Mind, Mexico, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, How Sweet it is, Your Smiling Face, Shower the People
DOOBIE BROTHERS - Black Water, Listen to the Music
JIMMY BUFFETT - Margaritaville, Come Monday, Lovely Cruise, Livingston Saturday Night, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Fins
STEVE MILLER - The Joker
PHOENIX - 1901
FOSTER THE PEOPLE - Pumped Up Kicks
C.C.R. - Green River, Proud Mary, Who'll Stop the Rain, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon
THE DOORS - Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, Roadhouse Blues
SUBLIME - Santeria, What I Got
EAGLES - Take it Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling
SANTANA - Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways
NEIL YOUNG - Heart of Gold, Old Man, Down By the River, Cowgirl in the Sand, Unknown Legend, Harvest Moon, Powderfinger, Cortez the Killer, Hank to Hendrix, The Loner, Lotta Love, Rockin in the Free World, Cinnamon Girl, Southern Man, Like a Hurricane, Helpless & Many More
ERIC CLAPTON / CREAM - After Midnight, Wonderful Tonight, White Room
THE BEATLES - Hey Jude, Get Back, Twist & Shout, Don't Let Me Down, Oh Darling
JIMI HENDRIX - Crosstown Traffic, All Along the Watchtower, Fire
JACK JOHNSON - Sitting Waiting Wishing , Flake
OZZY OSBOURNE - Crazy Train
BOB DYLAN - Like a Rolling Stone, Don't think Twice, All Along the Watchtower, If Not For You
GRATEFUL DEAD - Shakedown Street, Fire on the Mountain, Friend of the Devil, I Know You Rider
TOM PETTY - You Don't Know How it Feels, Free Fallin', Last Dance with Mary Jane
ROLLING STONES - Can't Always Get What U Want, Beast of Burden, Sympathy for the Devil, Wild Horses
THE BAND - The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek
JETHRO TULL - Locomotive Breath
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
IRON MAIDEN - The Trooper, Running Free
STEPPENWOLF - Born to Be Wild
PHISH - Chalkdust Torture, Birds of a Feather, Farmhouse, Tequila
WIDESPREAD PANIC - Makes Sense to Me, Walk On
OYSTERHEAD - Owner of the world
ZZ Topp - Sharp Dressed Man
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP - Hurts so Good, Jack & Diane
WILCO - Jesus etc.
DANCE / R&B / BEACH
LIPPS INC. - Funky Town
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND - Get Down Tonight, Shake Your Booty, That's the Way I like It
AL GREEN - Let's Stay Together
CEE LO - Forget You
TAIO CRUZ - Dynamite
LEO SAYER - You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'
BEE GEES - Stayin' Alive
THE TEMPTATIONS - My Girl
KOOL & THE GANG - Ladies Night, Get Down On It, Jungle Boogie
WILD CHERRY - Play that Funky Music White Boy
THE O'JAYS - Love Train
MEN AT WORK - Down Under
THE CLASH - Rock the Casbah
DURAN DURAN - Hungry like a Wolf
THE TRAMMPS - Disco Inferno
HOT CHOCOLATE - I Believe in Miracles
OTIS REDDING - Dock of the Bay, Hard to Handle
MADONNA - Get into the Groove
BEACH BOYS - Don't Worry Baby
MARVIN GAYE - What's Goin' On, Let's Get it On, Inner City Blues, How Sweet it is, Sexual Healing
STEVIE WONDER - Sunshine of My Life, Sir Duke
PRINCE - 1999
RICK JAMES - Super Freak
JOHNNY NASH - I Can See Clearly the Rain is Gone
WILSON PICKETT - Mustang Sally, Midnight Hour
LIONEL RITCHIE / COMMODORES - Easy, Stuck On You, Brick House
THE RASCALS - Good Lovin'
BRUCE CHANNEL - Hey Baby ( Will you be my girl )
FOUR TOPS - Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
THE TAMMS - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD - Give me just a little more time
STEVE BROWN - Carolina Girls
THE EMBERS - I love Beach Music
SAM & DAVE - Soothe Me, Hold On I'm Comin'
BUDDY GUY - Man of Many Words
BART HOWARD - Fly Me to the Moon
BLUES BROTHERS - Sweet Home Chicago, Everybody Needs Someone to Love
JIM QUICK and COASTLINE - Mama's Drinking Liquor Again
CHUCK BERRY - Johnny Be Good
HOWARD JONES - She's a Lady
FIVE STAIRSTEPS - Ooo Child
ORIGINAL BEACH SONGS - Beach Beat, Boogie in the Mountains, Slow Beach Music
Southern Rock / Country
ALLMAN BROTHERS - Melissa, Midnight Rider, Whippin' Post, Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man
WAYLON JENNINGS - The Dukes of Hazzard
JERRY REED - Eastbound and Down
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - Wagon Wheel
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - That Smell, Simple Man, Needle and the Spoon, Tuesday's Gone, Give Me Back my Bullets, I Need You, All I Can Do is Write About it
ZAC BROWN BAND - Chicken Fried, Toes
CHARLIE DANIELS - Longhaired Country Boy
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND - Heard it in a Love Song, Can't You See
TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS - Fox on the Run, Rocky Top
JOHNNY CASH - Ring of Fire
DAVID ALLAN COE - The Ride, Long Haired Redneck
HANK III - Mississippi Mud
MERLE HAGGARD - Mama Tried
WILLIE NELSON - Whiskey River, On the Road Again
ALAN JACKSON - It's Five O'clock Somewhere
HANK Jr. - Family Tradition
KEITH URBAN - Making Memories of Us
|Chris Cates||lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keys|
|Chris Singleton||bass and vocals|
|John Kell||sax and vocals|
|Jason Peeler||drums and vocals|
|Adair Cates||backing vocals and percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Al Green, CCR, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Allman Brothers, Temptations, Zac Brown, beach music favorites etc.
We just need an adequate power power supply. We are very easy to work with.