Artist info

Genre

Roots


band members

Kym Watling & Geoffrey Bates


Influences

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, June Carter & Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, Minnie Pearl


Website

watlingbates.com

Gig

Watling & Bates

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

6 Apr

Fairymount Festival

North Coast, 2474

Kyogle

1:00pm

Gig

Watling & Bates

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

13 Apr

Grevillia Hall

North Coast, 2474

Grevillia NSW

7:00pm

Gig

Watling & Bates

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

28 Apr

Lismore Workers Club

North Coast, 2480

Lismore NSW

1:00pm

Bio

Kym Watling & Geoffrey Bates are songwriters from the western edge of the Northern Rivers of NSW. They have a suitcase full of stories of small towns, long highways, soft hearts, and troubled minds.

They released their first full length album ‘Small Town Tales’, produced by Thor Phillips, in 2018. Their debut EP ‘Before I Met You’ was released in 2014.

Watling & Bates ride the ridges of Australian country and American western, weaving uniquely Australian stories into their distinctive old time mountain style. Fiddle, banjo, and guitar kick up dust on a country road in full skirt, straw hat, and sturdy boots. contact@watlingbates.com

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

22 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

OMG could this get any better?!?!

I love Geoffrey's voice, I could listen to him until the end of time. Kym's BV's add a sense of gravitas, that is hallowing and her fiddle playing cuts like a knife.

OMG could this get any better?!?!

I love Geoffrey's voice, I could listen to him until the end of time. Kym's BV's add a sense of gravitas, that is hallowing and her fiddle playing cuts like a knife.

Review

Sandy S

17 Feb 2019

40

Great song from the Hills of the North Coast.Good blues

Great song from the Hills of the North Coast.Good blues

Review

50

Really enjoyed this track. Great listening track.

Really enjoyed this track. Great listening track.