Rusty Yates






Clay Coleman - (Guitar)







Guitarist Clay Coleman’s musical talent was apparent from childhood, and at the age of 12 he played guitar in a band. Clay has been electrifying crowds every since. He was a founding member of "Kicks", a band that dominated the Louisiana music scene throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, and played throughout the country and abroad. Clay is also a member of "The Warbabies", a legendary Baton Rouge, La band from the 1960’s that reunited in the early 2000’s and continues to play special occasions. Clay has played with and recorded with luminaries "Duke Bardwell", "George Ratzlaff", and "Leon Medica" (Louisiana’s LeRoux). For Clay to be such a humble guy, he is not humble with the guitar.. he is just fun to watch.



Max Toler - (Bass Guitar)



Max has played with acts such as "New World Funk", "After 8", "Phat Hat", and "Souled Out". With musical influences like, "Nathan Watts", "Larry Graham", "James Jamerson", "Jaco", "Louis Johnson", "Bootsy Collins", and "Rocco Prestia", Max has a Funk, Soul, R&B sound that makes you feel good all over when you hear him play.

Matt Doran - (Key Boards/B3 Organ)



Matt Started playing piano by ear when he was 6 years old. With very little formal training-mostly self taught , he studied 1 year with "Don Gros". Matt has been playing keyboards in bands since he was 15 years old. He also plays the Trumphet and French horn along with a few other instruments to his liking. Matt has played with or shared stage with,"Crosby Stills Nash", "Kool and the Gang", "The Four Tops", "Bobby Kimball" (Toto), "Kicks", "David Frazier", "Wendell Woods" , and "Wess Anderson". He has Played for "Paramount Pictures"(Television) and "Fox Television" private parties in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and The Clevelander in South Beach Miami. You can’t miss his Style, he plays the Key Boards and the B3 Organ at the same time…..Matt has more energy than both you and I put together, so watch out….here he comes.

Keith Simoneaux - (Drums)


Russ Bryant - (Saxaphone)

Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Russ Bryant has a wide and diverse musical background. He began playing saxophone atage 11 and continued through with a degree in saxophone performance and music education from LSU. Russ also plays piano, clarinet, flute, and several other musical instruments. From his beginnings in classical performance Russ has branched out and toured with various groups performing jazz, blues, soul, R&B, rock, etc…
He has performed or toured with Jive Train, After 8, Ben E King, Debbie Reynolds, Coolio, the North Mississppi All-Stars, Maureen McGovern, The Drifters, The Tams, The Temptations, The Miracles, Mary Wilson, Crystal Gayle, The Miracles, Ben E. King, Tracey Byrd, Toledo Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Alvin Batiste, Ed Peterson, Ron Raines, Rev. Norman Williams, Larry Garner, Rockin' Doopsie, Charmaine Neville, John Lisi, Tabby Thomas, Mercedes Ellington, Slim Harpo, Henry Gray, Wessell Anderson, etc...
Currently Russ also owns and manages Premier Production & Sound Services, LLC, a regional audio and production company as well as performing full time with several different projects.

Nick Garrison - (Trombone)

Luke Scallan - (Trumpet)


Brad Walker - (Saxaphone)


Brad Walker began playing the clarinet at age 11, and one year later switched to tenor saxophone….and he has been amazing audiences every since.. Brad has been awarded many honors as a soloist on the national level, including top player in the LSU Jazz Ensemble & Wind Ensemble. Oh yea….he also plays the heck out of a soprano sax. Brad taught for two years in an underserved area of Brooklyn New York. Brad has performed with and toured with luminaries such as "Jonathan Freilich", "Simon Lott", " Helen Gillet  "Aurora Nealand", "Jeff Albert" and others. Other highlights include performances at the "House of Blues", d.b.a., "Blue Nile", "One Eyed Jack’s", "The Manship Theater", and sharing the stage with musical legends "Troy Davis","Bobby Shew", and "Eric Lindell", among others.......

Jeff Yates - Management/Public Relations





Jeff Yates
Ivory Keys Entertainment,Llc
Open Road Publishing Group, Llc
The Rusty Yates Band, Llc
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