Biography

Chris P. Cauley is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter working in the vigorous New York Indie Rock scene. He has written and produced several critically acclaimed EP’s over the last ten years and recently released his first full-length album EL DORADO. Critics are already taking notice. About EL DORADO Newsday’s Glenn Gamboa writes,” After nearly 10 months of work Cauley is left with something special, a mix between Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth that ends up somewhere near Bob Mould in guitar power and lyrical range.”
 
Drew Moss of Long Island Pulse Magazine describes Cauley this way, “While multi-instrumentalist/ producer Chris P. Cauley stands firmly in the present, he’s surrounded by the past and reaching for the future. His broad catalog of soaring rock songs and soundscapes is brought to life through a vast collection of vintage guitars, amps and effects, which he marries to cutting edge digital recording and distribution technology.
 
Chris is a frequent guest on WUSB Stonybrook Radio and he can boast airplay on over eighty- five college and local radio stations. Recently, Chris won a contest to record a single at Long Island’s famed Sabella Recording Studios. There he recorded "Sometimes" which quickly became his best selling single to date and a staple of his live shows. Other accolades came later in the year, when his song “I Blame You” was included in Newsday’s Top 10 Local Indie Releases for 2013.
 
So there’s a ton of  “buzz” about this prolific artist. But it goes deeper than that. Combining music and his other passion, teaching special needs children, Chris teamed up with Abelton guru AfroDJ Mac in 2012 to create Brian and Chris’ Social Story Songs. This educational album provides parents and teachers songs that teach children appropriate social skills.
 
Chris is an avid supporter of the local arts scene in his community. He is a native of Patchogue, New York, which now boasts one of the most active music scenes on the East Coast. He plays shows regularly throughout Long Island and he is a frequent performer at the 89 North Music Venue, which has become one of the most popular rock venues in the Tri- State area. 
 
So what drives this manic output?? In Chris’ own words, “Making music reminds me where the real fruits and joys of life come from, they’re mainly spiritual. A lot of my songs rail against cultural materialism, and I can sing about that with integrity because I have made art and service the cornerstone of my life.”