READER OFFER: Win a pair of tickets for Banter at Oval Tavern

Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to offer a pair of tickets to see Banter play at The Oval Tavern next Thursday, March 7.

Banter have just embarked on their first UK tour, delighting audiences from Sheringham to South Norwood with their eclectic music.

Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds.

Banter brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!

Find out more about Banter by checking out their website, here.

Banter play The Oval Tavern from 7.30pm on Thursday, March 7. Tickets are £10, available now from . The Oval Tavern is at 131, Oval Road, Croydon. CR0 6BR.

But Inside Croydon Patrons can win a pair of tickets in this little musical brain-teaser.

To enter, you must be a fully paid-up supporter of Inside Croydon, helping to fund our “opinionated and eccentric” (Private Eye magazine) news-breaking original journalism, based in the heart of Croydon. To sign-up and become a Patron, click here now.

To enter our Banter competition, just answer this simple question…

Banter and Simon Care are known for playing less-often-used instruments in their performances. Who appeared on Top of the Pops, with Rod Stewart performing Maggie May, apparently playing the mandolin?

Answers by email only, please, with “Banter competition” in the subject line, and your answer, and your name, address and a daytime contract phone number in the body of the email, to

The winner will be the first correct answer pulled from the Editor’s flat cap after the competition deadline of midday on Monday, March 4.

The winner will be notified by email.

No cash alternative is available, and usual Inside Croydon competition Ts & Cs apply. The Editor’s decision is final.

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