Saturday Mar 3, Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
(w/ Real Mackenzies & Raygun Cowboys)


We created Americana Noir from the dead things that Brandy drug in from the gothic country of her native Montana. From the rusty riffs John uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley. From black metal soundscapes and epic defunct Denver bands. Lyrics are likely influenced by rustic paintings that were partially obscured by spiderwebs.

RequiEmily saws on psychedelic violins, Ty-Ty punishes his timpani percussion, Big John Bates coaxes night from his guitars and Brandy Bones commands the upright bass … while both John & Brandy write and share lead vocals.

Big John Bates: Noirchestra brings a spell-binding circus of a show to every venue – large or small. Audiences across North America, Japan and Europe have been left in awe of the group’s “relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves” – Beatroute Magazine (July 2017)

Listen now at Spotify, SoundCloud or Bandcamp.

The Noirchestra was originally imagined by Big John Bates and Brandy Bones in Cascadia in 2010 and their first LP was released on Rookie Records in 2012. They’re currently working on their third LP.

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