About

Big John Bates: Noirchestra weaves rustic lyrics into gothic Americana with theatrical live performance. The songs draw broadly from the fertile alternative underground, from Dead Moon to 16 Horsepower to the Eurythmics.

Their 2015 LP, From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room (on Germany’s Rookie Records), is the heart of the Noirchestral performance. The original sound is from the console of Vancouver’s David Carswell (The Smugglers) and its thick white vinyl is covered with the intoxicating art of Argentinian Santiago Caruso (Pan’s Labyrinth). Big John’s “other-worldly” guitars lead the band’s “unorthodox, intriguing style” while Brandy Bones’ vocals invoke “an infernal fusion of Patti Smith & Siouxsie Sioux”.

The band’s lineup solidified from songwriters JD Bates (guitar and vocals) and Montana’s Brandy Bones (upright bass and vocals) and includes Ty-Ty The Savior on percussion and RequiEmily on violin. Bates began professionally as songwriter and frontman for thrash metal icons Annihilator before stumbling onto Americana/Garage through the Gruesomes and Gun Club. BJB expansively tours Europe and North America (beginning in 2002 with the Voodoo Dollz) and in 2017 added Japan to their touring credits. In March 2017 they began the recording process in Kyoto doing two songs with Ultra Bide (Alternative Tentacles).

more about BJB on wikipedia …

BJB returns to EUROPE IN MAY/JUNE 2017 and a new album is in the works!
All albums available on iTunes, Bandcamp and at these fine locations … 

BIG JOHN BATES LP/CD at DISK UNION JAPAN

BIG JOHN BATES LP/CD at ROOKIE RECORDS GER

BIG JOHN BATES LP/CD at ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES USA

ジャック・ホワイト・ブルースとギリシャ神話のカリオペの様な弦さばきと、打ち出す続けるドラムプレイとバンシー ワイルの幽霊とが合わさったバンド。” – Americana UK先日の来日が大好評だったカナダのBIG JOHN BATESの音源をdisk unionでも取り扱って頂けるようになりました。ワーイ!下のリンクからオンラインで買うことも出来ます。店舗では新宿と渋谷のパンクマーケット、御茶ノ水店で販売しています。ヨロシク!