Chris Bates
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Chris Bates

Jupiter, Florida, United States | SELF

Jupiter, Florida, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Classic Rock


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"Has His Act Together"

"His pleasing vocals and mellow guitar were captivating...has his act together and can take it to the top." - The Music Paper

"Half a Heartbeat Away From Making It Big"


Chris Bates
Chris Bates - Singer, Songwriter, Producer
“Half a Heartbeat Away From Making It Big!”

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (02/03/08) –Until recently, Chris Bates has concentrated on the performance of cover songs which span multiple genres and decades. Chris has been impressing audiences for years with his polished vocals that often sound like the original artist. Now he’s heading in a new direction. Bates will be producing and engineering his own original compositions.

Chris is from Oyster Bay, NY - the hometown of another artist with wide range of musical skills – Billy Joel. For Chris, his journey in music started out at age twelve, when he started learning guitar to impress a girl. He began a band at age 14, which holds the distinction of being the first band to play Rock and Roll live on FM radio! (WFUV-FM, New York in 1965) He began performing professionally in 1973, and since has remained an independent artist. Songwriting is nothing new for Chris; he has won awards in many songwriting contests, including several from the American Song Festival.

In his upcoming CD, Power Walking in the Mall, Bates will take his own songs all the way from their conception to finished product. “Last Call”, which will be on the new project, is a smooth jazzy experience and full of moody and flavorful lyrics. “Half a Heartbeat Away” shows that Chris can compose a great adult contemporary piece and display the influence Motown standards have had on him.

Undoubtedly, Chris Bates can compose, and his production on these two early tracks shows the pure potential that Power Walking in the Mall will have when it is released in June, 2008. Power Walking in the Mall will be a new creative apex for Bates, bringing together the songwriting and producing skills he’s honed over the years. With his palette of talent, he’s “Half a Heartbeat Away” from making it big! The CD will be available for purchase on his MySpace site at:

- Indie Islands E-Magazine


Chris has written many originals in the Adult Contemporary genre, and several have been selected as winners in songwriting competitions. A few choice originals are available for download at

Cover Demos can also be heard on his website by clicking on the link below.



Chris started 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, former headwriter for "The Howard Stern Show", to form "The Off Hour Rockers", a popular music and comedy act on Long Island, New York. Following that, he has also been in the bands "Pear", "Special Delivery", and "The Kings of Wing". Currently Chris entertains as a one man band, at some of the best known hotels and restaurants in Palm Beach County, as well as many private and parties and corporate functions.

Chris' vocal style has been influenced by the major
pop singers of the last 30 years and he often hears comments that his vocals sound like the original artists. Chris' strong vocals are enhanced by a state of the art harmonizing unit, which adds harmonies in real time.

For a sample of Chris' music, click on the Audio button at the top of this page To hear the song immediately, click on"Listen".

Contact Chris by phone at 561-313-7260 or by email by clicking on the "Contact" hyperlink at left.