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Chris Cates / Press

“Chris Cates writes and records a new song every day in 2010 and posts it on his blog chriscates365.com”

News Herald

“Chris Cates is a sweet contradiction—but the kind that works pretty good on either side of the river.”

Pasckie Pascua - Traveling Bonfires

“2008 Asheville Earthday Rock/Funk/Dance Band of the Year”

Asheville Outreach

"We hired Chris Cates & the Master Plan to perform for our Grand Opening. They were a huge hit!"

Management Team - Westmont Commons Apartment Homes

"Chris Cates really knows how to connect with an audience. We produced a series of five outdoor concerts this past summer, and Chris was voted 'Best Concert' by our audiences."

Julie Spiro - Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

“There is far too much genuine rock and roll spunkiness, pop sensibility and goofy humor to simply dismiss this as another groove rock wank-o-rama.”

Chris Morris - Flagpole Music

“'Oh Ricky Rubio' becomes most talked about sports news item in Spain.”

Spanish National Television

“When you have a broken heart, when reunite with your soulmate and when you reach your goals, there's a song for you. And now even when you three-putt on the easiest par 3 in the world, you've got a song, thanks to Chris Cates.”

Dean Hensley - Hendersonville Times

“What do you get when you take a master bass player, master drummer and one of Burke County's most renowned musicians? The answer: A massive combustion of three brilliant local musicians in a live band called Chris Cates & the MasterPlan.”

Mary Snow - News Herald

“2003 and 2004 Flagpole Music Awards - Best Original Funk/Dance Band of the Year”

Flagpole Music Awards

“Cates' performs for the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony”

Brunswich Beacon

“2004 Flagpole Music Awards - Album of the Year "Risky Biscuits"”

Flagpole Magazine