“Chris Cates writes and records a new song every day in 2010 and posts it on his blog chriscates365.com”
“Chris Cates is a sweet contradiction—but the kind that works pretty good on either side of the river.”
“2008 Asheville Earthday Rock/Funk/Dance Band of the Year”
"We hired Chris Cates & the Master Plan to perform for our Grand Opening. They were a huge hit!"
"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."
“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.”
“'Oh Ricky Rubio' becomes most talked about sports news item in Spain.”
“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.”
“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.”
“2003 and 2004 Flagpole Music Awards - Best Original Funk/Dance Band of the Year”
“Cates' performs for the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony”
“2004 Flagpole Music Awards - Album of the Year "Risky Biscuits"”