Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers

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Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers are a honky tonk/country band based out of Sydney.

The trio features Michael Carpenter, a well-respected producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jy-Perry Banks – one of the country’s most in demand pedal steel players (also, dobro and guitar) and Zane Banks – a purist in the art of electric country picking, (also banjo and flat picked acoustic guitar).

In 2020, it was their instrumental ‘Brothers’ that really kicked them into the next gear. Being in the middle of a pandemic, the boys felt they needed to do something for their suffering, out of work, musical friends. They released the hit exclusively with all proceeds going to Support Act. With a snappy studio video, the track soon received lots of attention and gained their first Golden Guitar nomination for the 2021 awards, in the instrumental category.

The follow up, “There’s No One Like You”, released in late 2020, achieved a similar result consolidating the foothold the trio was making into the Australian Country Music scene. Their debut album, ‘Introducing…’ was released earlier this year in March. Covering a lot of territory, the album has proven to be an effortless starting point for the ensemble, flexing their musical muscle and establishing their view of the country music they love, and believe you will too.

We can’t wait to welcome Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers to Groundwater for the very first time 12-14 November 2021!

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