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 "Noirchestra"

Big John Bates

Americana Noir from Vancouver BC
Age: 10 (estimated)

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Big John Bates
"Noirchestra"

InstrumentLevel
Guitar Professional
Vocals Professional
Violin Professional
Bass (Acoustic) Professional
Other: mandolin, cello, timpani
The Big John Bates: Noirchestra has “relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves, file them under post-punk revival”, Beatroute Magazine (July 2017). Listen now at Spotify or Bandcamp.

We call our music Americana Noir. Created from the dead things that Brandy drug in from the gothic country of her native Montana. From the rusty riffs John uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley. From black metal soundscapes and epic Denver bands. And the lyrics are most likely influenced by rustic paintings partially obscured by spiderwebs …

Big John Bates built his reputation by creating an epic atmosphere with every live performance and the Noirchestra is the highest point of that dark undertaking.
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Current Projects

Big John Bates
Vocal / Guitar
2010 - present

Past Projects

Black Claw
Guitar
2013
Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz
vocals / guitar
2000 - 2010

Artist Articles

Interview with Big John Bates.

1. Hi John. First off, can you introduce yourself, your band and dancers? You can call me John - I play a big Gretsch guitar and do the main vocals - I also do most of the songwriting. The band really began when sCare-oline (upright...
Published by: The Skinny Magazine

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