PHILIP YATES was born and raised in North Carolina, holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Music from UNCG, and has been to Nashville to record music. He loves music, piano and songwriting, and believes in people learning through the use of their creativity. He has recorded multiple albums, and always advocates for people to try to never give up. He started playing piano at age 13 and performed a recital at UNCG during his attendance there. He loves the way music moves, and the call and response it has and how it is a universal language that speaks to anyone.