One of Vancouver’s most notorious musicians”

— Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Big John Bates has appeared on TV series such as Snowpiercer and Battlestar Galactica with music on soundtracks, TV shows and in magazines world-wide. Their albums have charted on campus radio across Canada and is played on NPR and   community stations around Europe. 

BIG JOHN BATES has played with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nick Oliveri, Dexter Romweber, SCOTS, The Fuzztones, Goddamn Gallows, The Blasters, Koko Taylor, T-Model Ford, 'th Legendary Shack Shakers and Murder by Death.


Bio: Big John Bates One-Sheet 

YouTube: Big John Bates Channel 

MP3s from 2019's Skinners Cage: 
Halcyon / All the Devils / Dead Moon Night

Soundcloud: Big John Bates  

Technical Info: Stage Plot / Tech Rider 


Europe: Truemmer Promotion   
Italy: Cattivi Guagliuni Tourbooking   
Spain: El Beasto 
North America: Snapomatic


Frontman Records (CAN)
Rookie Records (EU)