Ernie Bates Music
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Ernie is an internationally acclaimed producer, arranger, musician, singer and reality TV star. He has been working in the professional music industry for over 15 years and has great success worldwide. He has dedicated his life to the art of writing, composing, arranging, producing and mastering music.
Ernie is also part of the South African vocal band Overtone. Overtone became a household name in 2009 after being featured in the Warner Brothers film Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, directed by Clint Eastwood. The group was also featured with the Eastwood family in the E! entertainment reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company in 2012.
Ernie arranged and produced 5 songs in the film Invictus and worked with the world renowned film score producers Michael Stevens and Kyle Eastwood to arrange vocals with Overtone singing the movie's whole soundtrack. He has done music for numerous independent films, American TV and radio ads and his work can be heard throughout the E! entertainment reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company, ranging across 11 episodes.
Ernie can perform as a solo artist or with his band Bateshoven and is available for bookings countrywide.
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