Live Band for all occasions
Ernie Bates Music
BatesHoven is a East Rand based Rock and Roll band/Stage production team consisting of four band members, Ernie Bates on lead vocal and lead guitar, John Bates on Bass guitar and vocals, Wesley de Jager on Rhythm guitar and Jesse Pereksles on Drums.
The group started in 1999 when Ernie and his sister started the group Twice as Nice with Jesse. They had great success on radio across S.A.
Ernie joined a group of young guys in 2006 to start the vocal group Overtone. They became a international success with their soundtrack for the movie Invictus. They are the first South African band to work on a Warner Brothers film and featured on E! Networks hit reality show "Mrs Eastwood and Company" Overtone relocated to California in 2009 after being discovered by Clint and Dina Eastwood. This forced BatesHoven to a standstill for almost 4 years. Ernie moved back to South Africa in 2012 to start up the band again.
BatesHoven takes pride in being able to do classic rock, pop and country songs in a unique and flashy way.