Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz

Punk / Blues from Vancouver BC
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Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz

Label: Frontman Records
since circa 2001
“One of Vancouver’s most notorious musicians” - The Globe & Mail

“Fun as a midnight drag race fueled by a fifth of bourbon” - Exclaim Magazine

“The devil is a Big John Bates groupie, that's for sure” - SLUG Magazine

“A high-octane musical experience” - Orange County Music Examiner

“Big John Bates digs in his claws and does his own thing and dares you to try to walk away. I'm not sure why anyone would want to” - Yorkton This Week

“Bates is the next great hope for garage rock, combining the energy of Reverend Horton Heat with the hooks of the White Stripes.” - Monday Magazine

“Alongside the likes of the Reverend Horton Heat as a voodoo rock guitar player to watch”
- Total Guitar Magazine
Continuing Under New Name

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Last Lineup

Tristan Risk
performance / burlesque
2005 - Name Change
J.T. Massacre
2006 - Name Change
James Brander
drums / percussion
2006 - Name Change

Past Members

Big John Bates "Noirchestra"
vocals / guitar
2000 - 2010
Brandy Bones
upright bass / vocals
2009 - 2011

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