Banter are four fine musicians whose roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits – in what a lot of people refer to as ‘the quirky Banter twist”.
Formed in 2015, due to a happy accident, they immediately realised their common love for traditional English song and dance and began to mess around with it. They gained popularity, or should it be notoriety, very quickly and were soon performing at many of the country’s largest festivals, including Glastonbury, Cambridge FF, Sidmouth FF and Towersey.
With the release of two albums, YES and DARE, between 2017 and 2019, they received more plaudits in the music press including a Valentines day session on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Folk Show.
Now firmly established as one of the UK’s finest bands they have recorded their third studio album “Three”; Their first album of traditional material, but with that “twist”. Described as “the world’s smallest big band”, Banter go from strength to strength.
Nina Zella, Simon Care, Tim Walker, Mark Jolley
Music in Eric's Bar
Our doors will be open from 7pm, so please arrive in good time to find a seat, relax and let us pour you a drink. The bar itself will not be serving during the performance, as we give our full attention to the musicians, but it will open at all other times, including the interval.