Big John Bates:Noirchestra are critically acclaimed Canadian artists with an upbeat showmanship that is second to none. The sounds are something like “a mutant hybrid of postpunk and Weimar Republic cabaret” – they just call it Americana Noir.

SKINNERS CAGE LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2019)
FROM THE BESTIARY LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2015)
BATTERED BONES LP/CD
(ROOKIE RECORDS 2012)

Among the thousands of BJB shows they have played with … Andre Williams in a vineyard on a mountainside in Italy; Koko Taylor and Solomon Burke in the Netherlands; Nick Oliveri in Germany; a gig in Howard Hughes hangar by the Queen Mary in California. They blew away audiences on their inaugural tour of Japan in 2017. Their first EU show at the 10th Annual PsychoMeeting in Barcelona lead to co-headlining Stemwede in Germany and the North Country Fair in Alberta. Bates was even banned in Las Vegas during a show at Mandalay Bay back in 2002, running into BB King on the way home. The beat goes on.

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