Watling & Bates

Kym Watling and Geoffrey Bates are Watling & Bates, songwriters from Unumgar NSW, on the western edge of the Northern Rivers.


Their distinctive brand of old-time Gothic hillbilly honkytonk has seen them perform at country pubs, metropolitan rt galleries, outback camel races, riverside operas, country halls, and city malls.


Watling & Bates’ upcoming 2024 Dark Middle Period album digs deep into the heart to complement their 2018 Small Town Tales album and 2014 debut EP Before I Met You.