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 and are currently working on their first full-length album set to release later this year.
Keys and Vocals: Nicole Hutchins
Lead Guitar and Vocals: Dean Curran
Rhythm Guitar and Vocals: Chris DeSilva
Drums: Jeff Leech
Bass: Jonny Thompson