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The CHRISTOPHER AMES BAND was born out of the frustrating lack of volume and numbers inherent in a singer/songwriter’s life. Traveling the country for over 20 years as a solo performer and doing his level best to wring every drop of emotion, faith, honesty and truth out of the stories he sang and the guitar he played, Christopher Ames simply got tired of doing it all alone.


And without an amp.

Now throw into the mix Danny Clausen (drums) and JB Mckinstry (bass) and you start to get the feeling that something is going on here. More than just adding rhythm and low end, more than just a launch pad for Christopher’s guitar (and that amp), and more than just another Syracuse power trio, this band of brothers gives skin and bones to the songs that Chris writes; doing them justice live the way the studio did them justice on CD.


And at the end of the day, it’s always about the songs. Whether the songs are originals or classic rock covers, they are born out of life, out of experience, out of mileage, out of our stories... speaking to this Christopher says, “The more I hear people tell their stories, the more I recognize that our lives are mosaics interwoven with threads of grace. The edges are sharp, there is joy and heartbreak, but in the midst of it all, there is hope.” It is these mosaics, these stories and this Hope that informs the songs of the CHRISTOPHER AMES BAND.

While you can still find Christopher Ames playing solo dates now and then, you will never see him happier than when the full band counts off the first song of the night.

Meet The CAB

Christopher Ames

Guitars and Vocals

Danny Clausen

Drums and Vocals

JB Mckinstry

Bass and Swagger

In addition to great original music, the CHRISTOPHER AMES BAND also plays a wide variety of Classic Rock covers perfect for any club, party, wedding, or corporate event. See below for a partial list of songs. Specific song requests can be made in advance of an event so that the band can make sure they add them to the set list.

Hard Day's Night - the Beatles

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick

Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad

Do Lord - Glass Harp

Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

Cold Shot - SRV

You Wreck Me - Tom Petty

A Girl Like You - the Smithereens

Can't Buy Me Love - the Beatles

Eminence Front - the Who

Back in the USSR - the Beatles

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

Crossfire - SRV

American Girl - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats

Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band

Going Down to Liverpool - the Bangles

I Want to Hold Your Hand - the Beatles

Some Kind of Wonderful

Christopher Ames Band playing the Grand Funk classic Some Kind of Wonderful at Cafe@407 in Liverpool, NY.


Christopher Ames performing the SRV song Crossfire at a CD Release Party in CNY.

Contact Christopher Ames Band and Book Us!

Christopher Ames Band

PO Box 11434

Syracuse, NY 13218

T: 315.877.2226



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