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Past Shows

Thu. December 31st 2015
The Media Club (No Minors)
BIG JOHN BATES NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR! Big John Bates, Alchemy Chamber, Year of the Wolf, BRANDY BONES (DJ), The TASSEL TWIRLERS Burlesque Beauties
Fri. May 1st 2015
The Hindenburg (No Minors)
Big John Bates, Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow & the VaudeVille Vagabonds, The Still Spirits, DJ Thee Swingin Creeper
Wed. December 31st 2014
Railway Club (No Minors)
NEW YEAR'S CARNIVAL! Big John Bates, Reverend Heathen StrangeFellow & the VaudeVille Vagabonds, Devil in the Woodshack
Sun. November 16th 2014
@  dirty jersey Kamloops BC (No Minors)
Big John Bates, White Cowbell Oklahoma, The Paceshifters
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Big John Bates

Big John Bates

Confirmed: Aug. 18, 2016
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Label: Frontman Records
Americana Noir from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Violin, Bass (Acoustic), mandolin, cello, timpani details

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Age: 30
From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room, the newest LP from Big John Bates is the heart of the band’s dramatic post-punk performances and the thick white vinyl is covered with the intoxicating art of Santiago Caruso.

Their “rustic tapestry of bowed bass, guitars and thumping percussion” now embraces the addition of Requiemily’s post-rock violin and lyrics embroidering a midnight path with themes of hope, belief and despair.

The Noirchestra is fronted by guitarist Big John’s gruff leathered growl and upright bassist Brandy Bones’ “wonderful Montanan drawl” an “infernal fusion of Patti Smith & Siouxsie Sioux”. Their “unorthadox” and “intriguing style” had one reviewer wondering if it might “summon a demon from under the coffee table.” With Ty-Ty the Saviour on percussion maybe it would …

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Current Projects

Big John BatesVocal / Guitar2010-present

Past Projects

Black ClawGuitar2013
Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollzvocals / guitar2000-2010
Available for paid gigs


Big John Bates - Il Barbiere
In this Video Artist(s) Big John Bates
Posted: Jul. 18, 2015


Listing last updated/confirmed Aug. 18, 2016