Banded Stilts' are a alternative-folk band that play unique singer-songwriter tunes backed by a folk ensemble of man- dolin, banjo, violin, keys, guitars and drums. The sometimes odd lyrics, beautiful melodies, folk styling and storytelling narratives of lead singer/songwriter Steve Haley appeal to young and old alike. Banded Stilts made their live performance debut at Halifax's "In the Dead of Winter" Music Festival, followed shortly thereafter by an ECMA showcase, a 6 song EP release, a subsequent Canadian tour and showcases at Halifax POP Explosion and Stereophonic Music Festival. The band is currently back in the studio recording their debut LP after a great year which included showcasing at the 2012 ECMA's and Sappyfest.
"By the Back Stair tells Canadian stories driven by honesty, broken hearts, and the freedom of youth… authenticity shines through" - Herohill
"Banded Stilts reach back to the grand old folk traditions within a contemporary alt-roots sound" - Toronto.com
[Banded Stilts have] "an introspective edge, Neil Young straightforwardness (and harp) and woodsy imagery that indicates time spent with Bon Iver and Great Lake Swimmers albums". -NOW Magazine
"Great music to play after a long day. It’s comforting and warm, kind of like curling up with a blanket and a good book". - Grayowl Point