“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.