MP3 Paul Banks - paul banks
Some say that he couples the range and dynamics of a Jeff Buckley with the melodic and poetic sensibility of a Paul Simon. Some simply call it heartfelt and tactful.
8 MP3 Songs
POP: Delicate, ROCK: Modern Rock
Paul Banks is an Austin, TX, musician who is weighty yet endearing. Influenced by an entire century of firmly melodic music, from the clever Tin Pan Alley pop of Cole Porter to the melancholy prog of Radiohead, Paul''s music is diverse and complex, but his soul and honesty are what grab audiences by the guts. He moves and pierces listeners, but he also makes them his friends.
It had been rumored that Paul Banks was spotted in a castle somewhere near Nashville, TN, conducting a hoe-down around a room mic with a band of friends while shouting "yahoooo" and clinking glasses and beer bottles together. Our sources reported that sleigh bells (and guitars?) may have been involved as well. We thought that perhaps a record was in the works. And we were right.
Paul Banks: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, piano, organ, charmingly jocular yet professional stage presence, whistling, etc.
Daniel Ellsworth: piano, organ, electric piano, hand claps, laughter, the occasional inappropriate remark, etc.
Adam Keafer (the biv, tyler james): bass guitar, general merriment, etc.
Dan Burns (the biv, tyler james): drums, cymbals, sleigh bells, killer smile, etc.