Banks is quite a kick amongst the musical community of Essex. He has entertained them since he was a little boy. He spent most of his teenage years singing his heart away, and it’s all thanks to his supportive family. His father introduced him to the insightful world of hip hop.
The hip hop icons at the time were Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dre, and the like. His siblings also had their tastes in music that he tapped his rendition from. One was affiliated to Pop, while the other seemed to enjoy the smooth R&B. He became so well placed, and at 17 years of age he had penned his own music.
Bank’s Pilgrimage To Making A Name For Himself
While he continued to shine in his local performances and demos, he was spotted by a few significant stars. They collaborated with songs that would eventually be featured on tv and on popular local tv stations.
On realizing the amount of resources he had turned out to be, Banks felt the need to shape his brand. He took some time off the stage and later resurfaced as Island Banks. His comeback was graced by two hit singles that had him upscale to a whole new level.
By this time he had also identified his main genre, which would be UK garage. It was a good choice, and the response from the mass was a clear proof. The great feedback from garage legend, Mark Hill who produced Craig Davids debut album in 2001, was quite an assurance.
Bank’s Notable Achievements
Island Banks has a trophy to show. One of his most significant career highlights was when he won in a radio-based competition “Make you Famous”, thanks to his hit track “See you again”.
His debut song was selected as an introductory track for BBC Essex Radio. He has had a couple of performances in significant avenues. Some of the most notable of those include; Sx Festival, Embassy club London and Channel U as well as local spots.
Banks has a lot underway. He has given a hint of his upcoming projects that include;
- A house single, “Play it cool” signed by Perfect Havoc Records
- Several features with famous house producers
- Collaborations with artists on new upcoming tracks
Island Banks is certainly an artist to reckon. His determination to place house and garage genres in a position for better rating is evident. Let’s rally behind him and have our spirits enlightened.