Urban Lace


Anne Banks started playing in bands in 1979. First band was with BACKROADS with Wayne Scott. They played in the Kingston and surrounding area. Anne left the band to play with Joe Saunders and the RED ROSE EXPRESS. Anne went on to record in Nashville Tennessee through Flyin High Records.
Anne had airplay on her singles across Canada and the European Countries. Dieter and Anne even recorded Station ID messages for the Scandinavian Radio Stations.
Anne has recorded in 3 other studios in Belleville for the CFMK Christmas recordings, at Jan Turney’s Studio in Pittsburgh Township, and Kevin Cooke’s Studio in Kingston.
Anne has managed her own band for many years with her latest one being Urban Lace. She was one of the musicians who performed at the very 1st Havelock Jamboree and was featured on their poster. She also played live on Opry North which was taped at Lake Ontario Park with musicians Tom Keates (steel) Mike Keates (lead guitar) Ron Hackett (drums) and Bill Gibbs (Bass Guitar)
Anne’s husband Mark Scouten came on to the scene when they became soul mates and later on were married. Mark started out carrying and setting up the P/A. That all changed after Anne bought him an accordion. He would stand behind a large post on the side of the stage and play. People would look and wonder where the accordion sound was coming from. We nick named him Markie Post or Post Mark. Now we just call him the Diva.
David Galloway (Davey) has played drums for many years. We are not sure how long Dave has been with us, it’s been that long. Dave played with many bands before us including Pickett Fences. He followed the family tradition after his father (Can’t remember his first name) a well-known drummer in the area. The newest member of our band is Tim Babcock. Tim worked for over 20 years in Burlington where he retired from playing lead guitar. Anne and Tim knew each other from him playing with Dieter Boehme back in the day. Well, Tim retired from his employment and started back playing after his long hiatus. Don’t let that fool you. It’s just like riding a bicycle you never forget. He plays and sings as well as ever.
Last but not least. Our regular bass player is Mark Sly who hails from a long line of musicians in the Elgin area. Unfortunately, Mark is unable to attend this gig.
Lucky for us we have another great musician with an added bonus of him being one of the best sound men in the Kingston area. Being a talented musician is in the Genes. Mark Babcock, Tim’s brother is playing bass with us tonight and I know you won’t be disappointed.
Urban Lace. We pride ourselves on playing a wide variety of genres with country being the root of our style.

Screen name:
Urban Lace
Member since:
Dec 23 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100

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Vocalist - Alto:
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Acoustic Guitar:
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