“Featuring percussion, trumpet, Melodeon and keyboards. Banter are an infectious, genre hopping trio mixing Morris tunes, soulful vocals and raucous chorus songs into a concert to ceilidh headliner” – Steve Knightley
“Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically English dance music” – Ashley Hutchings
“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)
“…Imaginative combination of musical styles and inventive playing…” – Joe Grint (FATEA Magazine)
2019 was incredible!
Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the festivals last year, whether that was at one of our concerts or at a ceilidh.
Obviously, due to the worldwide situation with COVID-19 we will, unfortunately, be appearing live less than we hoped this year. You can currently catch us live on Facebook twice a week!
Following the critically acclaimed success of our first two albums, YES and DARE, we are currently working on our third album. You can now pre-order it here.
As for now, Stay Safe, hold tight, Wash Your Hands and enjoy the Banter!!
The situation with festivals is changing on a weekly basis. At present we are still hopeful that you may be able to catch us live at: Dartmoor Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Whitby Folk Week, Costa Del Folk Portugal. Keep checking back here and see our gig listings for details and links.
Our latest album DARE is available here!
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“Banter. They play for you, they play with you. The most versatile and interesting band on the scene at the moment…Three superb musos who are at the top of their game. This is a great new album which pulls together everything that their debut recording hinted at… Highly recommended..” – Phil Beer (Show of Hands)