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Kenny Bates hails from the Seattle area and started drumming in 1996. Currently, He performs with an Indy/Americana band, Fretland. He utilizes his ridiculous amount of energy and experience as a multi-instrumentalist to assist Fretland in writing refreshingly lively, at times haunting but all the while, vivid songs. Kenny also performs for Story Church Worship in Bothell, Wa. His influences include a wide variety of drummers including, Larry Mullen Jr., Patrick Meese, Travis Barker, Brooks Wackerman, and Steve Jordan. Kenny attributes his ability to be a focused, attentive, and vocal drummer to his experiences as a former member of Seattle area Rock act, Fall From Grace (from 2005-2009). During that time he was able to work with individuals and bands such as producer Terry Date, Greg Nori, John Lydon, Darrin Pfeiffer, MxPx, CKY, Fear Nuttin Band, Alesana, Fear Before, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Blaxmyth, John Pettibone (Himsa) and Brett Hutton-Don't Rush Records.

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