Big John Bates is not only a band, they are an infectious lifestyle choice that needs to be absorbed by all of humankind.”

— Twin Cities Magazine


Bio: Big John Bates One-Sheet 
Japanese Bio: Big John Bates Bio Japan

Soundcloud: Big John Bates  
Halcyon (SONG) / Skinners Cage (LP)

YouTube: Big John Bates Channel 
Technical Info: Stage Plot / Tech Rider 


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


Frontman Records (CAN)
Rookie Records (EU)

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

John's career began as a founding member / songwriter for international thrash metal icons "Annihilator", garage / burlesque innovators "BJB & the Voodoo Dollz" and the alternative "Bates Motel". He also briefly played guitar for Canadian rocker "Bif Naked".