“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 English dance music” – Ashley Hutchings.
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.
Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.
Banter bring songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!