Dustin Bates

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Birthday
27, 1986
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1986 (age 32)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

Founder, primary songwriter, keyboardist and lead vocalist of the rock band Starset, known for the song "Monster" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard US Mainstream Rock Songs chart in May of 2017. Before founding Starset, he co-founded a band called Downplay which started out as a cover band. The group put out a first original album called Saturday in 2005.

Before Fame

He earned an electrical engineering and master's degree in avionic engineering from Ohio University. He later pursued a PhD.

Trivia

He has done research for the US Air Force, and taught at the International Space University. He teamed up with Marvel Comics on an original graphic novel called The Prox Transmissions.

Family Life

He has sisters named Chrystal and Heidi and a brother named Jay. His parents are Marifi and Tim Bates.

Associated With

He would perform alongside Ron DeChant in Starset.