Bannerman is a project conceived in the basement bedroom of a Western Springs flat in 2005. It features the tunes of Richard Setford, whose work is diversely affecting, slightly unhinged, fragile and quietly dramatic. The Bannerman world is a place of imagination and cinematic ambition. Think wind swept battlefields, detached murderers, nostalgic lovers, natural disasters and the shadow of time. All these themes and images are at play on his new album Dearly Departed.
Gathered around Richie are a group of musicians devoted both to their craft and with bringing the Bannerman imagination to life in a live context. He is joined by Cole Goodley - (drums), Cass Mitchell (bass/vocals/percussion), Finn Scholes (trumpet/keys) Tam Scholes (guitar) and Siobhanne Thompson (violin/vocals/percussion).