The Lucas Cates Band
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The Lucas Cates Band

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter





"Based in Madison, Lucas Cates is one of Wisconsin's hottest up-and-coming rockers. A prolific songwriter, Cates crafts driving electric and acoustic rock 'n' roll and tours all over the U.S."
- 30 Minute Music Hour (WPTV, April 2009)
- 30 Min Music Hr (WI Public TV)


"If you haven't had the pleasure, once you see them you'll understand why they literally swept the MAMAs last May."
-Susan Masino/Local Sounds Magazine 9/29/09
- Locals Sounds '09


"[the]Lucas Cates Band used its 70-minute afternoon set Thursday at the Roadhouse to win over a crowd. [The] jams from the Madison Area Music Award's artist of the year [won] over the punk fans as more and more fest-goers found their way to the stage."
- Erik Ernst (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel '09)

- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel '09


"If Lucas Cates and his band aren't being enjoyed nationally within the year, there is something seriously wrong with the Triple A music industry."
Jeff Black/105.5 Triple M Radio

- 105.5 WMMM


“The Lucas Cates Band is an AMAZING up and coming act from Madison WI!! They are a fully functioning Independent band that tours around the country year round in efforts to break their name out into the lime light. They have 4 original records. 3 studio records. 1 Live disc. ALL are available at ITUNES and As well as having great songs they are very talented at their instruments and have great stage chemistry. The guitarist is not only phenomenal at guitar but is just as fluent in Mandolin and Violin! Their music touches a wide variety of genres! From pop to rock to funk to reggae to alt country to Jam. This band has something for everyone. Despite what labels might think about this band being TOO across the board musically, every crowd they have played for has commented on how they LOVE the diversity of the music. They play full 3-4 hr nights most of the places they play and it is MOSTLY original music. People have said even though they do not know the music, they are brought in by the familiarity of the sound. They say it seems like they’ve heard it before. On many occasions people find themselves singing along after the first time they have heard the songs. They have won over 12 music awards in their hometown of Madison, WI including Artist of the Year at the 2009 Madison area Music Awards! They were cordially invited to play at this years Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards ceremony. 1 of 6 bands invited! They have a huge grassroots fan base built up around the country from NY to Jacksonville to Phoenix to Seattle! They act as their own booking agents/management/promoters and work with their publicist, Teri barr. They essentially act as their own label. This band books and plays over 200 shows a year. That is equal to or more then most signed touring acts and they do it themselves!!!! This band is mobile and ready for the next level. I have seen many bands in my day both local and national acts, and it is my opinion that The Lucas Cates Band will make it BIG one day.”
-Dr. Karen Wolf (Vision Source Optometry)
- Vision Source


Contradictory - Lucas Cates - PopBomb Records(2006)

All The Pieces - The Lucas Cates Band - LucasCatesMusic, BMI (2008)

Live from Jensen Hall - Lucas Cates & Kenny Leiser_ lucascatesmusic, BMI (2009)

The Lucas Cates Band - The Lucas Cates Band - lucascatesmusic, BMI 2010



TLCB is a truly eclectic mix of Rock/Pop/Funk/Reggae/AltCountry/Jam that is high energy and has all the appeal of a top forty band like Dave Matthews, Maroon 5, and Matchbox 20. Not only is the songwriting unbelievable, but the musicianship is top notch and takes crowds by surprise when there are improvisational jams and solo trading. TLCB blends sometimes three and four part harmonies. They have traveled independently from coast to coast in the US and have 4 records all available at Itunes, and They have opened up for bands such as The Gin Blossoms, Marc Broussard & The Gabe Dixon Band to name a few. They have sold over 9000 records out of their trunk in the last four years. TLCB is road ready and accelerating there career at speeds which most indies would die for.

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