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Bates back

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

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ONE of Cornwall's most popular bands of the past 20 years, Bates Motel, are reuniting for a gig at the Bird In Hand, Hayle, on Saturday to say thank you to all the fans' support over the years.

Their last gigs were in 2009 out of the county, then due to health reasons they split. They didn't get to play a final gig in Cornwall so decided to do a couple – one at Penzance's Studio Bar was packed out.

The Bird gig will be filmed and recorded and uploaded to YouTube, Facebook and other social media.

With support from covers band The Derek Harris Experience, Bates will be playing two sets – firstly they'll do a half hour or so from the last album they recorded as a four-piece, Caffatine.

Then they will be joined on stage by original guitarist Neil Roberts to play some old school Bates tunes and most of the album PepperMill.

The band will give away copies of Caffatine to everyone who attends.

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