A VIDEO INTERVIEW BOB YATES
Bob Yates, a promoter and manager with a long and successful association with the music industry, is author of the warts-and-all book TheAngels.
It all began in 1974. While recuperating from an operation, Yates opened a folk club in a Balmain church hall, which led to a gig promoting small concerts and big dances with Skyhooks, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Radio Birdman, Saints, Sports, Ferrets and, well, The Angels.
That was followed by him promoting two of Sydney’s most popular pubs in the ‘70s and ‘80s: the Civic and the Royal Antler.
Yates also managed chart-topping New Zealand band Mi-Sex and toured them throughout US with the likes of Iggy Pop and the Ramones, before leaving the music industry to focus on a croissant business in Sydney.
Bob has continued an association with the industry by arranging charity and benefit concerts, and has been friends with The Angels since the mid-’70s.