Big John Bates

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Big John Bates is a guitarist/vocalist known for his dark alternative and rustic, post-punk style and has a long association with Gretsch guitars. Currently co-fronting the Noirchestra with Höfner-endorsee Brandy Bones, John's professional career began as singer and writer for Annihilator before moving to a garage style with the Voodoo Dollz.

Big John Bates: Noirchestra creates "relentless, film noir-inspired Dracula-awaking grooves” [2]by adding rural-gothic lyrics to dramatic rock. Hearing the first EP "Headless Fowl" Jello Biafra stated the Noirchestra sound was "extremely cool" [3] and included the band in his Alternative Tentacles catalog.[4] The Noirchestra features Big John Bates (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter), Brandy Bones (upright bassist/vocalist/songwriter), RequiEmily (electric violin) and Ty-Ty the Saviour (timpani/percussion/trap kit). Big John records banjo/mandolin while Brandy records cello/violin although they occasionally add additional live players as well.
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Albums

stag-o-008 Big John Bates - Bangtown album art Big John Bates Bangtown (Album) Stag-O-Lee stag-o-008 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
RR 125 Big John Bates - Battered Bones album art Big John Bates Battered Bones (Album) Rookie Records, Frontman Records RR 125 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
RR 185 Big John Bates - From The Bestiary To The Leathering Room album art Big John Bates From The Bestiary To The Leathering Room (Album) Rookie Records, Frontman Records RR 185 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
none, RR 274 Big John Bates - Skinners Cage album art Big John Bates Skinners Cage(LP, col) Frontman Records, Rookie Records none, RR 274 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
none Big John Bates - Voodoo Bar-B-Q album art Big John Bates Voodoo Bar-B-Q(CDr, CD-ROM, Album) Devil Sauce Recordings none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RRFRO145 Big John Bates - Bad Pussy album art Big John Bates Bad Pussy (Single) Rookie Records RRFRO145 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
FMR2013001 Big John Bates - Headless Fowl album art Big John Bates Headless Fowl(12", EP) Frontman Records FMR2013001 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
RRFMR2014001 Big John Bates - Black Timber Bitter Root album art Big John Bates Black Timber Bitter Root(7") Rookie Records RRFMR2014001 Germany 2014 Sell This Version