WAMI award winner, John Bannister formed The Charisma Brothers in 2003 having performed in numerous bands in Western Australia since 1987. Known primarily as a trumpet player he was well known for his harmony and lead singing. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia performing in numerous musical outfits and has performed internationally in Indonesia, England and Paris and has busked throughout Australia and Europe.   

Involved in the formation and the management of popular 90's Perth club and party bands Los Locos and The Hep Set, he joined Weber Bros' Circus [performing throughout WA & NT] as trumpet player and clown 1994-96.  John has performed in numerous venues in Europe including Smolensky's on the Strand in London and Le Sherwood Piano Bar in Paris in 2003 and 2004. He performed in England in 2007 with well known English pianist Larry Berkovitz, with concerts at the Sportsman's Arms, The Cramphorn Theatre and Pizza Express in Chelmsford. He has been seen playing trumpet on stage with a number of touring acts from Perth and elsewhere, including Painters and Dockers, Letterstick from Arnhem Land, Full Fathom Five, The Zydecats and Soukous Kembele - from Senegal. His trumpet playing is featured on the Rhibosome CD of 2002, Shangara Jive CD of 2004, David Hyams [Knowing the Place] CD of 2005 and Victorian band Flywheel CD from 2005 performing in Melbourne and Sydney in 2006 for Flywheel's "What to look for in Summer" CD launch. He has recorded for Majestic Kelp 2011, Stu Orchard in 2012 and The Waltones in 2014. John has also performed as DJ, his disc spinning name is Cheese Baker Bakerhttps://william-bannister.squarespace.com/cheese-baker-is-cookin/. He has performed extensively in local clubs around Perth since 1993.   

John also acted in Barron Films Fremantle based television series STREET SMARTZ. Shown Australia wide on Channel 9, his trumpet playing and original composition Petit Pont have been used to compliment the soundtrack - featured in the first 3 series filmed in 2004 - 06 John plays 'TOM THE MUSO'.

He won 1995 WAMI award in the Jazz/Blues category with his song The Look in Your Eyes but has maintained an interest in many different styles of music including Jazz, Blues, Latin, African and Hawaiian, he is currently performing Jazz & Blues with varied groups of musicians THE CHARISMA BROTHERS as singer and trumpet player, drawing on these different styles performing both cover and original songs.

The Brothers have released a number of CDs of original compositions Belleville ep 2005, Place Blanche single 2007,  John Bannister & the Charisma Brothers 2008 reissued in 2016 with remastered and new studio recordings. Also available are Live @ Gypsy Tapas House 2011  Live @ The Ellington Jazz Club Album 2013, Live ep 2014 [recorded at The Laneway Lounge & Jazz Fremantle]. 

You can purchase Charisma Brothers music @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnbannister or by contacting John on the contact page.

The Charisma Brotherhood include John Bannister - Trumpet/Vocals. 

And Vaughn Beaver, Tim Voutas, Norberto Flamenco, Peter Bull - Piano. Ben Santostephano - Drums. Kevin Sanderson - Percussion. Charlie Ferraro - Double Bass. Howard Shawcross - Electric Bass. Priam Bacich - Guitar... and special guests. 

One evening while sitting on the balcony of his Mosman Park apartment he saw The Tsunami Sushi Bar. He thought it an ideal venue for a jazz outfit to perform in. So the idea of the Charisma Brothers was born... Watch this space. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=147280578656409