The Saint of Soul, Greg Banks

The Saint of Soul, Greg Banks


HE IS DESCRIBED AS THE SAINT OF SOUL BUT SOME MAY JUST KNOW HIM AS THE MANAGER OF A RESTAURANT IN THE WEST VILLEGE THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTERWE ARE JOINED BY GREG BANKSTO TALK ABOUT HIS JOURNEY AS A MUSICIAN AND WHAT IT TAKES TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMWITHOUT GIVING UP YOUR DAY JOB. —— TALKING POINTS:- WHAT INSPIRES GREG, HIS MUSIC AND LOOK – GROWING UP IN NEW ORLEANS(FAMILY LIFE)- EFFECTS OF HURRICANE KATRINA- HOW HE MOVED FORWARD TO PURSUE HIS PASSION- GREG HAS A VERY INTERESTING DAILY LIFE ON THIS JOURNEY BECAUSE OF HIS LOOK. THE RESPONSE IS SO DISPARAGING. SOMETIMES HE IS MET WITH RIDICULE AND CRITICISM, SOMETIMES WITH LOVE AND PRAISE. HOWEVER HE HANDLES IT ALL THE SAME. – DESCRIBE MUSICAL STYLE/SOUND- WHERE DOES HE SEE HIMSELF IN 5 YEARS GREG BANKS (GREGBANKSMUSIC.CO M) IS A NEW ORLEANS NATIVE WHO IS BEING DESCRIBED AS “THE SAINT OF SOUL”. HIS MUSIC IS A FUSION OF FUNK, SOUL, AND ROCK-N-ROLL – THE PERFECT MIX. BANKS’ EXUBERANT SOUND MASTERFULLY PAYS HOMAGE TO GUITAR HEROES JIMI HENDRIX AND LENNY KRAVITZ AND THE R&B AND FUNK SOUNDS THAT ORIGINATED IN HIS HOMETOWN. “AND, LIKE, I’M NOT GOING TO SAY BANKS IS THE NEXT PRINCE (BECAUSE THAT’S BLASPHEMOUS), BUT THE VIBES ON THIS ONE ARE PRETTY PURPLE TO ME.” – AFROPUNK MAGAZINE.GREG HAS MESMERIZED AUDIENCES THROUGHOUT NYC AND AROUND THE COUNTY, SO IT’S NO SURPRISE HE WAS CHOSEN BY DELI MAGAZINE AS NYC’S BEST EMERGING ARTIST. HIS SONGS ARE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES. FOR MORE INFORMATION – YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WEBSITE – WTNH.COM.GO TO THE ON-AIR TAB AND PULL DOWN TO THE GOOD MORNING CONNECTICUT WEEKEND

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