Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds.

They perform concerts as well as play music for ceilidhs and drummer/trumpeter/vocalist Tim can also call the dances (AT THE SAME TIME!!!).

Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band!

Banter brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!

“Unmistakeable pumping melodeon, screaming bras and visceral vocals..!”   – Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band)

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