Banks, California’s sensational alternative R&B and electronic artist is bringing her signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
Jillian Rose Banks (often stylized as BANKS) was born in Orange County in 1988 and is a singer and songwriter. She began her musical journey by writing songs when she was 15 and taught herself to the play the piano. Her musical style can be best described as a blend of alternative R&B, trip hop (a subgenre of electronic music that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, as an experimental variant of breakbeat), indie pop (a subgenre of alternative/indie rock originating in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and differing from indie rock to the extent that it’s more melodic, less abrasive, and relatively angst free), and electropop (a fusion of electronic music and pop music - with primary usage of synthesizers and various electronic and pop musical instruments - often with simple, catchy hooks and simple dance beats, but differing from those of electronic dance music genres in that songwriting is emphasized over simple danceability). She’s had a stellar career with 2 studio albums, 11 music videos, 2 extended plays, 11 singles, 1 remix album, and 2 promotional singles. She’s been the opening act for The Weeknd and was nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to alternative R&B and electronic music!