2018 saw her release her anticipated debut EP 'New Gold' in to the world. Now with new music on the horizon and an album in the works for 2019, Melbourne singer-songwriter Katie Bates brings her Alt-Country trio to the Standard for a night of heartfelt songs brimming with honesty and delivered with one of the most dynamic voices around. Her sets bring to the table a mixture old songs and new - with heavy Americana influence from the works of Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Gillian Welch and Tom Petty.
“Bates’ voice is soft, sweet, and very warm which tends to pulls you in as you listen. While 'New Gold' has got that traditional country, heart and soul grit to it, the songs have a very modern feel, blending the eras of old and new for a new generation to enjoy.” - The Music Below (California, USA)"