Back in May of 2013, the band that is The Bannermen formed. From ritualistic combat (not really), followed by celebratory beverages (pre-practice ritual), we formed a bond that will last for the ages.
We consider our sound a hodgepodge of rock and roll, mixed with a dash of social and economic equality, stirred with a splash of nerdiness.
The Bannermen are:
Annie Kelchner - Vocals
Paul Ramirez - Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
Scott Paeth - Drums
Matt Winstead - Bass
TBA :) - Lead Guitar
We have not always had this line up! Let us not forget our earlier comrades: Javier Escalante on lead guitar (Sept 2016 - July 2019), Matt Greenwood on lead guitar (Nov 2015 - Sept 2016), Matt Thomas on lead guitar / vocals (Dec 2014 - Aug 2015), Ben Pfeifer on lead guitar / vocals (May 2013 - Dec 2014), and Matt Wilhelm on drums (May 2013 - July 2014). Luckily we still love these guys, and they're still shredding and playing here in Chicago and on the east and west coasts!
We're stoked to perform and meet new bands. If you'd like to put a show together, please contact us!