Meet the Band

Yates is sometimes joined by some, or all, of the following friends...

Additional musicians who helped to shape the album "Silver Coins and White Feathers"

Sarah-Jane Pearson


Role: Vocals

Other Current Projects: Barbarella Helicopter, Gorilla Riot


Al Grundy


Role: Trumpet

Other Current Projects: Moksha

Past Projects: Filthy Romance, Hugo Kensdale


Fran Lydiatt


Role: Keyboards, Piano, Accordion, Synthesizer

Other Current Projects: Shyfinger, Victorian Dad

Past Projects: The Bedlam Six


James G. Wilson


Role: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar

Other Current Projects: James G. Wilson, David Rybka

Past Projects: Victorian Dad, Monsta

Twitter: @jgwilsonmusic

Dan Owens


Role: Electric Bass, Double Bass, Electric Upright Bass

Other Current Projects: Orchestre de la Fraternité, The Broken Door

Past Projects: The VCs, John Fairhurst, Liz Green, Hohodza Band, Filthy Romance

Twitter: @danowensbass

Matt McNicholas


Role: Drums, Percussion

Other Current Projects: Victorian Dad, David Rybka

Past Projects: Karima Francis

Twitter: @mattmcnic

Matt Gallagher


Role: Keyboards

Other Current Projects: Victorian Dad, David Rybka, Moon and the Beams, David Shurr

Past Projects: Karima Francis, The Uncomfortables, Los Vencidos

Biff Roxby


Role: Production, Engineering, Trombone, Cello, Autoharp

Other Current Projects: Honeyfeet, Shyfinger, Liz Green, WR Audio, Debt Records

Past Projects: The Bedlam Six



Twitter: @biffroxby

C.J. Hillman


Instrumentalist of the Year 2017, UK Americana Awards

Role: Pedal Steel Guitar

Other Current Projects: Billy Bragg, Joe Purdy, The Travelling Band

Past Projects: Kris Kristofferson



Twitter: @cjhillman87

Mikey Kenney


Role: Fiddle, Violin Arrangements

Other Current Projects: Mikey Kenney, Saltcutters, Kenney & McKeon, Ottersgear



Twitter: @mikeykenney

Ríoghnach Connolly


Role: Irish Flute

Other Current Projects: Honeyfeet, The Breath, Afro Celt Sound System, Owl Dolls



Twitter: @BustyMinefield

Tom Cleghorn


Role: Vocals, Percussion, Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Drums

Past Projects: The Bedlam Six


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