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Biography

Big John Bates: Noirchestra has “relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves and if you need to categorize things, file them under post-punk revival”, Beatroute Magazine (July 2017).

They call their 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 their lyrics are most likely influenced by rustic paintings partially obscured by spiderwebs …

Big John Bates built his reputation by creating an atmospheric chemistry with every performance. And the Noirchestra show brings an epic juggernaut of talent to make that happen every night.

The Noirchestra is:
Big John Bates: vocals / guitar / mandolin
Brandy Bones: vocals / upright bass / cello
Ty-Ty the Savior: percussion / drums / tympani
RequiEmily: electric and acoustic violin

In support of 2015’s “From the Bestiary to the Leathering Room” (Rookie Records) the band brought their unique performance to over 120 shows across North America, Europe and Japan. Big John Bates is currently in the studio working on their 3rd Noirchestra LP for release in 2018.

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