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"I can usually spot who a band is influenced by. I can’t spot it with Victorian Dad. You seem to cross a lot of genres and styles.”

--
Mike Joyce - The Smiths --

Interviewing the band for East Village Radio, New York, USA

Yates has been a member of Victorian Dad since 2008 shortly after the band's inception.  His main roles are mandolin, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica. He has occasionally performed ukulele, banjo and musical saw with the band too and often throws in a bit of percussion at live shows.

Victorian Dad's debut LP "The Thin Thread" was released in 2013.

Keyboardist and accordionist Fran Lydiatt, drummer Matt McNicholas and former guitarist James G. Wilson feature regularly in Yates' own setup. Keyboardist and guitarist Matthew Gallagher and bassist Thomas Doherty occasionally help Yates out too.

The band is currently inactive. Victorian Dad's front man and songwriter David Rybka can often be found performing material under his own name and through hard-rock band Deepshade.

Orchestre de la Fraternité

"Orchestre de la Fraternité bring authentic 1930s gypsy swing music and fashion to your event; performing jazz, swing and blues classics with a flourish of 20th century pop music.

Based in Northwest-England but compromising an international style, Orchestre de la Fraternité bring a touch of vintage class to any birthday, wedding or celebration."

New gypsy jazz band led by Yates' bassist Dan Owens. Playing a mixture of jazz standards, manouche songs and modern pop hits in authentic hot club style. Ideal to book for weddings, birthdays and other functions!

Yates plays ukulele with Orchestre de la Fraternité.

Aside from Dan Owens and T.E. Yates,  members are Adam Owens (cajón and percussion), Mike Gibb (violin) and Chris Dodd (guitar).

 

Yates' character is named Tomás Eduard Finkelstein - the surname being that of Yates' maternal great-grandmother.

No holds barred bluesy, grimy, beer drinking music....

Yates can occasionally be found guesting on the good ol' blues harp with his buddies Gorilla Riot.

 

When he's not joining Gorilla Riot to spit out some dirty harmonica he can otherwise be spotted alongside the band propping up the bar in either Big Hands or The Temple.

"Dalloway (Come Back Around)"

Written by Louis Barabbas & Felix Hagan

Recorded in Manchester Central Library, 2015

From time to time Debt Records will form a supergroup featuring artists from the label's roster in order to perform at unique one-off events.

In the above video Yates plays mandolin and musical saw whilst also adding vocals to a song jointly penned by Louis Barabbas and Felix Hagan.

 

Other musicians from the label involved include Richary Barry, Snowapple's Fanny de Ruiter plus Fran Lydiatt and Tom Cleghorn from Yates' own regular band.

Recordings

Session Work and Other Appearances

Breathe

From "The Liar"
Released on Dog Face Records
2013

Yates' Role:
Mandolin

City Limit Sisters
2011

Yates' Role:
Harmonica

Big White SUV

Live at Fell Foot Wood
2013

Yates' Role:
Harmonica

The Minstrel Boy
Storytime

From "Causes and Cures"
Released on Irregular Records
2011

Yates' Role:
Mandolin and Vocals

Yates also created the artwork and designed the CD packaging layout

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"Orchestre de la Fraternité bring authentic 1930s gypsy swing music and fashion to your event; performing jazz, swing and blues classics with a flourish of 20th century pop music.

Based in Northwest-England but compromising an international style, Orchestre de la Fraternité bring a touch of vintage class to any birthday, wedding or celebration."

Gig Bookings | bookings@teyates.com
Press Enquiries | press@teyates.com
Everything Else | teyates@teyates.com

Orchestre de la Fraternité

"Dalloway (Come Back Around)"

Written by Louis Barabbas & Felix Hagan

Recorded in Manchester Central Library, 2015

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