“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 chords, thought provoking songs” – Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba)
“Unmistakeable pumping 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
“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
Following another amazing year of concerts and ceilidhs in 2018, we are looking forward to an awesome 2019 where we will be playing at some of the UK’s best known festivals as well as our first UK concert tour throughout March.
Catch us at Costa Del Folk (Ibiza and Portugal), Rochester Sweeps, Abbottsbury, New Forest Folk Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival, Swanage Folk Festival and The Great British Folk Festival 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
We are now taking preorders for signed copies of our new album DARE. Available at the end of February.
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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)