My name is Bill Bates and I am based in Warwickshire in the UK. I am a singer songwriter and I perform original songs in folk clubs and in folk festivals.

My songs are almost autobiographical, often about people in my family, my friends, people from my past and people I have met. Most of my songs are true – although I do tend to add on bits every now and again. I definitely won’t let the truth get in the way of a good rhyme or story!

My songs are often about the ordinary things in life, such as disastrous family holidays in our little caravan, recycling or selling our children’s toys at a car boot sale to pay the families bills, all of which are true.

Some of my songs are funny and other songs are serious; either way I hope you like them.

I would love it if you would link to me on Facebook so we can keep in touch.






For gigs, bookings, or anything else please email or Facebook me.

I hope to see you soon!