Oysterband (originally The Oyster Band) is a British folk rock and folk punk band formed in Canterbury around 1976.
The band formed in parallel to Fiddler's Dram, and under the name "Oyster Ceilidh Band" played purely as a dance band at first. The name Oyster comes from the group's early association with the coastal town of Whitstable, East Kent, known for the quality of its oysters. Their first album, released under the Oyster Ceilidh Band name, was Jack's Alive (1980)
Also known as
- The Oyster Band