Although it was brief, Will Banister's debut UK tour was a great success.

Following on from his appearance at Wembley's International Festival of Country Music in February, and the huge critical acclaim for his Turned Her On To Country cd, the Clovis, New Mexico country music traditionalist played before ecstatic audiences in Basildon, Widnes, Leeds, Watton and Nottingham.

After each concert he spent time meeting with the crowds, signing autographs and selling copies of his brand new album, Turn Back Time, which received its worldwide premier to coincide with the tour.

Then, after the tour, Will Banister's Facebook site has continued to host many compliments and good wishes. 

"I enjoyed meeting all the great people and discovering so many real country music fans" says Banister. "I also loved seeing the beautiful country side ..... even enjoyed the rain!"

Backing him at every date were top British musicians Derek Thurlby (steel guitar), John J. Paul (keyboards), John Pettifer (guitar) and Roy Martin (drums), joined by Banister's record producer/manager Johnny Mulhair (guitar/harmonica) and Jill Mulhair (bass/vocals). The tour was promoted by Nicky James who, previously, brought into the UK such country stalwarts as Gene Watson, Moe Bandy and Johnny Rodriguez.

Unfortunately the previous announced Invergordon concert was cancelled but Will Banister will make his Scottish debut at the Northern Nashville Country Music Festival, Halkirk, at Easter next year. He is also booked as a headlining act on the Americana festival, Newark County Showground, July 11-13, 2013.

In the meantime country music fans are applauding Banister's Turn Back Time album, a cd that equals the praise afforded the earlier Turned Her On To Country - a not easy task when the first rated among the finest releases of 2012. Country Music People provided the first print review, with editor Duncan Warwick writing: "Once again Will Banister has showed the major labels, not only what they're missing, but what they should be doing."

WILL BANISTER  Turn Back Time  (Clovisite Records)
Turn Back time; She’s Somewhere In Texas Tonight; I Wonder Who’s In Denver; (Let’s Make) An Old Love New again; I Want You to Stay; I’m Getting Close; Heartbroken Honkytonk Queen; This Seems More Like Living; Ain’t Got No Blues; Good Time Will Stay; Fiddle Man
Turn Back Time is available through specialist dealers, Amazon, cdBaby and other internet sites.

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