Hadrian’s Union and Banter

Hadrian’s Union and Banter
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Tuesday 16th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm

“Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically 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 brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!

Hadrian’s Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Rock band from the debatable lands of England and Scotland. The name originates from the locality and mindset of the band, Hadrian’s Union (or HU for short) as seperate members are based along various points of Hadrian’s Wall, they all come from various music genres (Folk, Punk, Rock, Blues,Celtic, Ska etc) which reflects in the music they create together.

The music is varied and ultimately for the listener all of HU’s shows and recordings are an exciting experience. Waltzes, Ballads, Music Hall and drinking songs and so much that you will find in the Union. HU will not be pigeon holed into one category but can often be found at Folk festivals in the loosely termed Folk Rock section, they are at home as much at a rock show as they are in a folk club, and to boot they love a bit of Steampunk too.