Spiritual and anthemic, Jacob Banks is a Nigerian born, British-bred songwriter who mixes gospel, soul and R&B with an unforgettable voice. Growing up in Birmingham, he treasured singing but never intended to actively engage with the music industry. He cites his career happening by chance whilst writing music to satisfy his own infatuation for recording as he self-released his first album.
After being discovered, he has now supported Emeli Sandé and Alicia Keys becoming a recognised name. Earlier this year he released his third EP The Boy Who Cried Freedom with Interscope Records. Banks will be playing at Village Underground on 30th October showcasing his newest material.
Mixing an aged-sounding voice with a youthful message from his own consciousness, Banks is relatable and down to earth. Enjoy the purity of his writing with simply beautiful and soulful pop songs.