Frontman Billy Miscione met drummer Tyler Katz at a local music show at the age of 17. Acknowledging their chemistry, the two became best friends, and in 2018 formed BATES with  guitarist Craig Browning, rhythm guitarist, Patrick Devir, and bassist Jason Dowd at SUNY Purchase. Featured in 107.1 The Peak's 9:37 Local and WHUD's Artist Spotlight, BATES, has been creating a driving force in the music scenes of NY, NJ, and CT. Bringing a mix of powerful chords and funky bass fused with bluesy guitar leads, BATES creates a unique yet familiar rock sound that simply slaps.