The Banisters are a soulful rock band from Austin, Texas. The five-piece started in the summer of 2015 as Dean Curran and Chris DeSilva met as middle school teachers. The songwriting core was rounded out with the addition of Nicole Hutchins, and the trio recruited a drummer to begin blending their punk, blues, and soul influences. Jonny Thompson joined on bass in early 2016 and The Banisters played dozens of shows and released their debut EP in the fall of 2016. With the departure of their original drummer, the rhythm section is now filled out by Ian Benjamin on drums. The Banisters released their second EP, Piñon Vista, in September 2017.
In addition to their sophomore EP, the five-piece has been honing in on a live sound that you don’t want to miss. Their combination of dynamics, stage presence, and catchy tunes make The Banisters something you'll want to hold on to.
"The Banisters EP is a surprisingly mature collection of songs that demonstrates to listeners the unique talent, skill, and musical vision of The Banisters, as well as their potential to continue their musical career with similar success." - No More Division Music Review
"On their latest record, Piñon Vista The Banisters explode out of the gate ready to rectify some rock n’ roll tunes, like there weren’t nothing holding ‘em back, like there weren’t no tomorrow. They just go after it, no stupid delayed build up to a mediocre hook, just plain old good ole fashioned rock n’ roll." - Divide and Conquer Music
Keys and Vocals: Nicole Hutchins
Lead Guitar and Vocals: Dean Curran
Vocals and Rhythm Guitar: Chris DeSilva
Drums: Ian Benjamin
Bass: Jonny Thompson