Cole Tate is a San Francisco Bay Area singer/songwriter, guitarist, who's music blends the elements of rock, blues, rhythm and blues, southern rock, country rock and a little bit a funk, to make you feel good and keep you dancing!
Cole has been a professional touring musician, recording artist and music instructor for over 25 years. His passion and enthusiasm for teaching and performing is contagious, infecting his students and fans with his love for music!
Born into a musical family, Cole spent his formative years participating in family jam sessions with his father and two older brothers, all of which were guitar players and singers. Although Cole has never received a formal lesson, upon graduating high school he headed to music school where he studied Theory/Composition and Classical Piano. Teaming up with a group of fellow music students, Cole spent the better part of the next ten years on the road with his bands, Darkstar and the Dawson/Tate Band taking him from his native Colorado to Hawaii, Alaska and eventually California where he settled in Marin County and launched The Cole Tate Band in the early 1990s.
With drummer/engineer/producer Adam"Bagel" Berkowitz, Cole started BoLaDe' Music Productions and Studios and had a long, successful run of writing and producing records with a string of up and coming Northern California artists.
Along the way Cole has opened for, shared the stage or recorded with a long list of entertainment industry heavyweights including: Bob Weir(Grateful Dead), Clarence Clemons(Bruce Springsteen), Chris Isaak, Mandolin virtuoso David Grisman, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Harrison(Talking Heads), Grammy winning Producer of the Year Narada Michael Walden and many others.
Coles songs have been covered by a number of artists both domestically and Internationally as well as placed in movies and TV shows. He is a well respected member of the Northern California musical community and a recipient of the Tamalpa Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Musical Heritage of Mill Valley!
Cole continues to perform both with The Cole Tate Band and as a solo performer, as well as "Jimmy Bluff-it" A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band! He also carries a full student load with students of al ages in Marin County.