Known for dramatic and interactive performances across Europe, North America and Japan since 2012, the Big John Bates Noirchestra created a signature style of rock they named Americana Noir. The story goes that it was born of the dead things Brandy Bones drug in from her gothic Montana roots & rusty riffs Big John Bates uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley, adorned with RequiEmily’s post-punk violins and powered byTy-Ty’s percussive soundscapes.

“Relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves” – Beatroute Magazine

Vancouver’s Big John Bates has a career spanning genres from thrash metal (Annihilator), garage (Voodoo Dollz), dark alternative (Bates Motel) to his current cult of the Noirchestra.

April 12, 2019 will be the release date of the 3rd BIG JOHN BATES LP “Skinners Cage” on Germany’s Rookie Records. Fittingly that’s the 65th anniversary of the recording of the first rock song “Rock Around the Clock” … listen to BJB now at Spotify or Bandcamp.