The Bankes Brothers

“A force to be reckoned with. A group that is going nowhere else but up.” - Mike Devlin, The Times Colonist

The Bankes Brothers are a four-piece alternative/indie rock band from Victoria, BC, formed in 2017. The band features brothers Morgan and Nelson Bankes on vocals, joined by Carson Cleaver on lead guitar, and drummer Gray Oxley. In their music one can find wide reaching inspiration from influences including Paul Simon, The Talking Heads, Otis Redding, and everything in between. 

Live music sets by this Vancouver Island group have been highlights of the local concert calendar for several years, dating back to the band’s blow-the-doors-off residency at the former Canoe Club. The group have come flying out of the pandemic with a refined sense of purpose and direction, writing and demoing new material ahead of the recording of their debut EP with producer and mixer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, The Zolas, Mounties).

The Bankes Brothers are ready to take the music scene by storm - a couple of brothers, making music with their pals.