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Ernie Bates from "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" stars in the E! Entertainment reality docu-series.

Ernie Bates is one of the band members of Overtone, along with Emile Welman, Eduard Leonard, Valentino Ponsonby, Riaan Weyers and Shane Smith. Overtone is one of the most popular acts in South Africa and has performed with A-list musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae and One Republic.

Ernie Bates is one of seven children from a very big, musical family. He has been singing in church choirs ever since
Ernie Bates in "Mrs. Eastwood & Company"
Ernie Bates Mrs. Eastwood & Company
he can remember. He got his first guitar on his 15th birthday and played it all day for four years straight. He started working as a guitar session player and backing vocalist in different recording studios all over South Africa at the age of 18. Producing music and recording other artists started in 2004. The band he formed, Bateshoven, had a couple hits in South Africa in 2003 and 2004. He has dedicated his whole life to his music and lives by the motto, "practice makes perfect." He listens to any type of music, as long as real talent is involved. He grew up listening to Elvis, Don Williams, CCR, Bryan Adams, Dire Straits and most of the 70s rock bands. Bates is a big fan of John Fogerty.

Bates produces Overtone's music, even though he can't read music and does everything by ear. He's the tenor, lead vocalist and percussionist in the a cappella side of Overtone. He plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, concertina and a little banjo. He love sports. He has played professional rugby and some jukskei (a South-African sport). In his spare time, he enjoys working out.


How old is Ernie Bates? Where does Ernie Bates live? Find out here.

Age: 32 years old
Birthday: February 18, 1984
Full Name / Real Name: Ernest Frans Bates
Hometown: South Africa
Current Residence: Carmel, CA

"Mrs. Eastwood & Company" cast 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': Meet the Cast — Premiering Sunday, May 20, the new E! reality series follows Dina Eastwood, the wife of film legend Clint Eastwood, and their daughters as well as Overtone, the vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina. Read more...

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