Ian is married to Kate and lives in Liverpool. He leads musical worship at various events and churches across the UK. Ian is part of the Elim Sound core team, which exists to ‘Inspire, Equip and Encourage the church in worship’. 2013 saw Ian tour all over the UK leading people in worship over 120 times as well as leading at his home church. His heart is to see people come to know their true reality in Christ Jesus, that the world would know that God is a God of love, a good and happy God who longs to have a relationship with His creation.


"Ian has backed his worship focused lyrics with some of the most cutting edge music worship songs have ever experienced. Musically it is packed full of beats and bleeps that any club DJ would be thankful for. 'DNA' is an inspired, innovative album, polished and sparkling, bursting full of energy, and with a heartfelt passion that is both infectious and appealing." Dave Wood (LTTM)

"God I Need You, A tune for us all." Martin Smith

"Ian Yates has long been one of the most refreshing and heart-stirring worship leaders and songwriters on the UK scene and 'DNA' with its intriguing mix of rock and dancefloor rhythms is up there with his best work." Tony Cummings (Crossrhythms)

"DNA will be the most important album to get this summer. It's stunning. Jono Davies (LTTM)