Big John Bates’ career spans decades and genres varied as thrash metal (Annihilator), garage (Voodoo Dollz), dark alternative (Bates Motel) and now … the Big John Bates Noirchestra.
The Noirchestra sound is considered a part of the post-punk revival and their dark, dramatic show is unforgettable. Big John Bates and Brandy Bones added rural gothic lyrics to gritty art-rock to create their “… relentless, film noir-inspired Dracula-awaking grooves” (Beatroute Magazine, July 2017).
In support of 2015’s “From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room” (Rookie Records) the band brought their theatrical performances to over 120 shows across North America, Europe and Japan. Big John Bates is currently in the studio working on their 3rd Noirchestra LP for release in 2018.