“A splendid disregard for musical boundaries, but with a respect for English traditional music”  – Songlines – 4 star review

“Think Bob Cann meets Chas n Dave meets La Bottine Souriante and you might be getting somewhere close” – John Spiers (Spiers Boden, Bellowhead)

“Funky brass, unexpected jazz chordds, thought provoking songs” – Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba)

“Unmistakeable pupming melodeon, screaming brass, visceral vocals, this is absolutely going to be my summer driving album this year!!!” – Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band)

“…Imaginative combination of musical styles and inventive playing…” – Joe Grint (FATEA Magazine)

“Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically English dance music” –  Ashley Hutchings


Following an amazing year of concerts and ceilidhs in 2017, we are looking forward to an awesome 2018 where we will be playing at some of the UK’s best known festivals.

Catch us at Cambridge, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Chippenham, Ely, Oxford and Folk on the Pier amongst others – more dates coming soon. See our gig listings for details and links.

Buy your copy of the album YES at AMAZON or PROPER MUSIC