Katie Bates is a dynamic vocalist & songwriter in the Chicago r&b/soul music scene.

With roots in blues and gospel, Bates writes and performs lyric-driven pieces about self-love and growth with signature quirk, grit and honey. Her writing & vocals have been featured on projects with Mix Kitchen Studios, and local hip-hop artists DJ Don Cheetah and JAYEM. She currently performs as one third of the original R&B trio WoodsXBates, sings background and lead vocals with the Chicago Soul Spectacular, and is developing her first EP.

Photography by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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