In an age of electronica, T.E. Yates comes off as both a gentile hymn and a stomping ruckus by channeling the Mersey Sound with Folk sensibility and a penchant for the history of originality in modern music. T.E. shuns all things electric yet gives a present-day take on the song with a vibrant energy and a stomp-the-foot bravado that conveys the vibe right through the speakers.
About T.E. Yates
Most musicians boast of exploding onto their local scene in a glittering blaze of media hype and spontaneous applause. The unassuming, unusual and enigmatic T.E. Yates, however, snuck in through an open window.
His name was not on the top line of event posters but rather a discreet artist signature in the bottom corner; his first gig flyers and album covers were ones he designed for other bands, not himself. He’s performed in front of huge crowds but always as a hired hand or supporting player, a multi-instrumentalist in the shadows – mandolin, banjo, harmonica, even musical saw – you may have heard him on the tracks of other artists without even knowing it. But now T.E. Yates has stepped out of the shadows, taking center-stage with a formidable backing band (both onstage and on record) comprising members of Victorian Dad, The Bedlam Six, Ottersgear, Gorilla Riot, and Honeyfeet.
It's @Bandcamp Friday - meaning that Bandcamp waive their revenue shares on all purchases made via the platform today. So feel free to peruse the music and other goodies from my store - and today is a good day to support all independent music creators!
About 2 weeks ago from T.E. Yates's Twitter via Twitter Web App
On Thursday (5th May) next week, I'll be doing a gig at @tothemoonbris with Ryde (@BronteShande & @arranglass) hosted by #Fritillaries and @pearolegs.
I'll be joined by @coffeewithjoe on violin and viola for my set.
£10 adv/£12 door +concessions.
About 3 weeks ago from T.E. Yates's Twitter via Twitter Web App
Hopefully I'll be adding this to my @Etsy shop as a print in the near future. I'm also open to offers for the original - feel free to send me a message or to email teyates [at] teyates [dot] com
About a month ago from T.E. Yates's Twitter via Twitter Web App
I've been self-isolating with Covid - the second time I've had it - and so I decided to spend the time finishing off this drawing. Although I'd certainly love to be able to spend more time creating new pencil drawings like this in the future. pic.twitter.com/9mizvfGojK
It's been a while since I last picked my pencils up - and even longer still since I last did a pencil drawing which hasn't been a commission/request or a gig-related piece of some kind. So I'm delighted to present "A Very Victorian Octopus" - pencil (graphite and charcoal) on A3. pic.twitter.com/Ef3fadE8QE
Even when performing solo the man doesn’t travel light, his weird and wonderful drawings regularly making an appearance between songs, baffling and delighting audiences in equal measures.
His debut album “Silver Coins And White Feathers” is by turns moving, catchy and ambitious, brimming with influences from all across the genre spectrum, the subject matter ranging from astronomy to the Suffrage movement – a real treat for music lovers of all persuasions.
“Nick Drake’s ‘Hazy Jane’ with a touch of Roy Orbison”
– BBC Radio Manchester
RT @bentleybrowning @jammerzine Thanks for the airplay today! #music pic.twitter.com/7rqD…
Yesterday from Jammerzine's Twitter via Twitter Web App
RT @_BeautyInChaos many thanks to Ryan Martin and @JammerDirect /@jammerzine for including our new Beauty In Chaos “Afterlife” video in their fantastic This Week In Indie Show 🍷🎥🍷jammerzine.com/jamme…
RT @EclipseRecords WATCH: @genusordinisdei sing about spike-carrying viral soldiers assaulting humanity in their new "The Entropic Queen" music video via @jammerzine \m/ @PressThis_PR jammerzine.com/genus…
#ICYMI First Look: Rubber – Fries & Wings 'Amassed with talent vocally, lyrically, and musically, ‘Fries & Wings’ is but a taster of what I want to expect from a dynamic duo of this caliber. Groove now has an anthem.' @rubbermusic jam2.me/rbrfrwi
About 3 days ago from Jammerzine's Twitter via Twitter Web App
First Look: Beauty In Chaos – Afterlife (ft. Tish Ciravolo) + Exclusive Interview & Bonus Content @_BeautyInChaos @tishciravolo @WEAREGABB jam2.me/bicaftr