Chris Cauley
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Chris Cauley

Utica, Michigan, United States

Utica, Michigan, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"What is everyone saying about Chris?"

“Chris got our ‘glued to their chairs’ students going!”

-University of the Incarnate Word



“Chris brings the BEST show and is a great act to host!”

-Winthrop University



“Chris Cauley was so easy to work with. He really reached out to the audience and involved them in the performance. We definitely want to have him come to campus again.”

-Christopher Newport University



“This is one of the best artists we’ve ever had the pleasure of hosting. Their music was unique and amazing. Their personalities were charming, funny and warm on and off stage. We want to have them back again and again.”

-Georgia College



“Chris and Jordan were incredible. I highly recommend them to any school that wants to have an entertaining and moving show that their students will be talking about for years.”

-Lagrange College



“We love Chris and Ron. Please come back and play for us!”

-Western Carolina



“We have a very particular and musically sophisticated student body and Chris was universally loved by everyone. The students that didn’t come have heard about what they missed and will be here next time. They were also an absolute joy to host.”

-Savannah College of Art & Design




- quotes from schools from all over the country


"In Depth Interview with Chris Cauley"

Hey chris! How ya doin today?
good, good, and yourself?


Good! So tell me, what's the craziest thing you've done lately?
hmmm...well, I can't really think of anything too crazy, but since I'm on the spot right now and need a quick answer (laughs) I would have to say transforming into a completely different schedule of playing shows, hangin out at the bar, then hanging with friends and finally going to sleep when the sun comes up. For that to be a daily routine could be considered crazy, I guess. (smile)


Yeah, well I'm totally just trying to break some glaciers here.


What made you wanna become an artist? To be honest with you, I didn't have this big epiphany where I said, "Okay, from now on I will make my living singing!" (laughs) but over time, I began to see people's faces and here their comments on my music and how it had helped them through hard times in their own lives which made me feel that was doing something right.


Interesting, and did your family and friends support you. My parents have been incredibily supportive every step of the way. I did have some distant family that had their doubts, but now, they have turned into the most supportive ones. (laughs) My friends are a different story. They never had anything bad to say, but at the same time, they never got excited either. Even to this day, I'm just Chris to them. I kinda like it that way.


In your opinion, what do you think of your music? It freakin' rocks!!!! (laughs) No, just kidding. Well, I think it's very diverse and has a little bit of everything for everyone. It's very hard to please everyone, but I feel as if my music does in some way. Some of my tunes can get people up shakin' their groove thang and then others are very deep and can bring some tears.


For all those lusting ladies out there, are you single? (laughs) You know what's funny? Most artists would say something like "I like to keep that private." Even though that's probably the smart thing to do, I never like hearing it so I'll tell you. At the moment I am single, but I do care deeply for someone. We both agreed that now is not the time. We both have to much to focus on. I am in love, but single and lovin' it. Make sense?


Do ya'll bang? No, um, what kind of fans would you say you have? Groupie type, or Dave-matthews cult type? (laughs) My dear Lord! Neither really. I mean, every artist has a little bit of both, but mine, are much like friends too. I try to make every person feel comfortable at the shows and encourage them to come and say hello afterwards. It's so cool to see people come up to me all nervous, but honestly, there's no need for that. I've been known to meet some great people after shows and end up taking them out afterwards. I love to spend time with my fans. After all, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing it if weren't for them.


Who's your hero? I gotta say my parents. Now days, parents are spoiling the hell out of their kids and giving them every thing they want. That drives me crazy! If I ever wanted anything, my parents made me work for it. As a parent, I'm sure it's hard to say "no" but it needs to be said. When I was growing up, I hated it, but it has turned me into a very humble person and I have them to thank.

What about your idol? Is that the same thing? (laughs) I'll break it down for ya...As a musician, it has to be Stevie Wonder. He has overcome all odds and has been one of the best songwriters and performers in music history. A great voice with catchy tunes and more importantly, he has amazing stuff to say. He's such a poet. As a person, it has to be my father. He is THE most hardest working person that I know and has always worked his butt off to provide for the family. At one point, he worked three jobs, with not one day off a week. He is an amazing, amazing man.

What's your favorite thing about show bizness? Getting away from the predictable life. Being able to see the country and meet new people makes each day on the road an adventure. It's rewarding that people buy something that I create, the album I mean, then take the time to tell me how much they love it and make it a part of their lives then come out to shows to see me give it to 'em live.

Would you say you prefer southern drawls or big city, fast talkin accents? Well, I was born and raised in Georgia, so I gotta say southern drawls.

What defines a woman/man as sexy? (no woman, i'm just playin around!) (laughs loud) Self assurance.

Whats your dream girl? Okay let's see... 1. Someone who's down to earth. 2. Someone who's easy to talk to a loves to have fun and live on the edge. 3. A funny girl! You have to have that! (laughs)

Do you believe in love? Of course

Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, I do.

Have you ever been truly in love? A few times actually. It's a great feeling.

Does your music always reflect your life, or do u just - The Scrathing Post -Knoxville, TN


""SIMPLY AMAZING""

“Cauley’s voice is soulful, powerful and sexy. The sax was smoking;. And everyone there felt they had witnessed something rare. Everyone is asking when we can have them back.”

-Florida Institute of Technology
- Florida Institute of Technology


"The Live Show"

“One of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. You were right, the CD is great, but doesn’t do justice to how amazing they are live.”

-Old Dominion University
- Old Dominion University


Discography

"Wishing Well" EP 2003
"Fish Out of Water" LP 2004

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*Featured on Season 2 "The Voice" on NBC

*APCA Coffeehouse Artist of the Year 2005 and a finalist 4 consecutive years

*Opened for: Amos Lee, Will Hoge, Edwin McCain, Drivin' and Cryin', Matt Nathanson

Chris Cauley hails from Atlanta, GA and lives and breaths SOUL music. At a young age, Chris was exposed to legends like Earth, Wind, and Fire and Stevie Wonder and from there, his passion for music was born. He began writing songs on his guitar and with the vocal influence of the afore mention influences paired with a guitar, the industry began to take note of his unique sound. Last year, Chris earned millions of new fans on Adam Levine's team on NBC's The Voice.

In 2005, he was the APCA Coffeehouse Artist of the Year his first year on the circuit. Chris then went on the be the #1 music act at every conference he showcased that year. He went on to work with the likes of Matt Nathanson, Amos Lee, 112, and many more. Chris then took a break from college touring after he caught the attention of a few Hollywood heavyweights.

He was invited by Justin Timberlakes team to sit in on a private rehearsal in London with Justin and his band. Chris was then personally invited by writer/producer/director Tyler Perry to join the cast of his stage play Laugh to Keep From Crying on a U.S. tour. The play co-starred Chris as a graduate student who moved to the wrong part of town. This comedic r&b/gospel musical received rave reviews all over the country. Most recently in 2010, Chris was invited to join the international cast of the world renowned Michael Jackson tribute show, Man in the Mirror as a feared vocalist. He spent the entire summer traveling to seven different countries with the show. After traveling the world and rubbing elbows with some of the worlds most respected talents, Chris has returned home to Atlanta to gear up for a new record and make his mark on the college music scene once again.

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