Yates, Bill


  • From Washington, DC.
  • Played bass with the Country Gentlemen from 1969 to 1989.
  • 2005, formed a new band “Bill Yates and Friiends” to perform the songs of the Country Gentlemen. The group features the lead vocals of Mike Phipps, who sounds remarkably like the late Charlie Waller. Other band members included Darren Beachley (guitar), Kevin Church (banjo), Dave Propst (mandolin), Mark Clifton (Dobro™), Terry Pearson (bass).
  • 2006, recorded “Country Gentlemen Tribute” album.
  • 2009, recorded “Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II” album.