The Banter Thiefs

The Banter Thiefs

 Motherwell, Scotland, GBR

The Banter Thiefs are a Scottish indie quartet who over the last year have gained an avid following, playing many of the UK's top venues. 2011 is looking to be a big year for the band with their first albulm release in GSA with a major distributor however are still persuing growing in the UK market.


After months of discussion between two best friends, Clark and Watson, The Banter Thief’s formed in late 2007 made up of four young lads from Motherwell. Line up changes were a regular occurrence for the energetic-indie four piece but now two of the original members David Clark and Derek Watson are complete with lead guitarist Keith Condie and drummer Darren O’Rourke. The band have recorded their self-titled EP which was released in March 2010 and have travelled all over the the UK, showcasing their talent. They have graced stages in various towns such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Accrington, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and London Over their existence the lads have been invited to play at famous venues like the well-known King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Dundee’s favourite – The Doghouse, Moho Manchester and Camden's The Dublin Castle. The Banter Thiefs have started to gain a well deserved following of avid fans who travel all over Scotland to join in with favourite songs such as ‘Don’t Forget Where You Come From’ and ‘Levi Toi.’ 2011 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the band with their first release in Germany, Switzerland and Austria coming later in the year. The album will be released through one of GSA's leading distributors and will be promoted through Snowhite.

"Such a great piece of music" Alex Salmond MSP"

"I thought the band sounded spirited and full of energy, and it's obvious you can pen a catchy tune!" Vic Galloway - BBC Scotland

"Excellent Tune" Jim Gellatly - XFM