“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 (Show Of Hands)

“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 Magazine – 4 star review

“Think Bob Cann meets La Bottine Souriante and you might be getting somewhere close”

– John Spiers (Spiers Boden, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Bellowhead)

“…Imaginative combination of musical styles and inventive playing…”

– Joe Grint (FATEA Magazine)


Following the critically acclaimed success of our first two albums, YES and DARE, we are due to release our third album THREE on May 1st.

Here’s what people have said about it already…

“Banter are a continuing problem for me. As they grow stronger and more confident in their unique voice, I still don’t know which I prefer: the effortless, irresistible danciness of it all, the lightest touch disguising the strongest pulse; or the strange beauty of the songs – all quirkiness and silk. Both these elements are reinforced on the (extremely well recorded) new waxing – so you can share my dilemma yourselves”

– Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)

“This album is brilliant.. still a top notch ceilidh band – now a serious concert band. If you didn’t know it was a trio you wouldn’t believe it. A game changer!”

– Saul Rose (Eliza Carthy Wayward Band, Faustus, Whapweasel)

THREE features guest performances from John Spiers and Phil Beer. You can pre-order it here.

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