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Tony Banks

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Tony Banks founded Genesis with Charterhouse classmates Mike Rutherford, Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, and others.

His solo works meander from albums that sound like whatever Genesis were doing at a similar time (A Curious Feeling, The Fugitive, Bankstatement, Still, Strictly Incognito) to film soundtracks (Soundtracks, The Wicked Lady), to most recently, a classical suite (Seven, A Suite For Orchestra).

Most of his albums feature a troupe of singers (most notably Fish, formerly of Marillion), although he does occasionally provide his own vocal (The Fugitive being the only one he sings entirely himself). Additional musicians vary per album.

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  • menswear2112

    Tony, you'll always be my favorite keyboard player. Great work man!

    2 Jul 10:32pm Reply
  • markusmala

    Great composer, a master of compositional surprises like strange chordal changes and subtle arpeggios, and so much more

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Sabrisky

    genial tecladista en in the cage de su dvd when in rome me hace volar es unico en su estilo un grande de las teclas

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MarinasMusic

    ♥SIX Pieces for Orchestra♥

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kaihesse

    I agree wih all the Statements about Tony, except KittySpears......Jesus......... but propably he is not guilty :)

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • sl8221958

    Cinema Show, from the Genesis album Selling England By The Pound, has some of the best synth-keyboard stuff ever. Combined with the drums, it's like an ice-smooth ride on a rollercoaster. Go Tony :-D

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • miker00lz

    especially based on his 70's to early 80's work in genesis, i think this man might be the greatest and most unsung songwriter in the history of rock music. that's a big statement!!!

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sl8221958

    I think this is the best stuff he's done outside Genesis. What cinema soundtracks should sound like. I do miss the songs like Cinema Show (from Seconds Out) with the long, rollercoaster keyboard journeys.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • lter__Impius

    Too old and male for me.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Zoltanrah

    he is handsome...

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Amidlo

    Never Let Me Know is one of the most beautiful tracks i ever listened to... lyrics are deep, and that solo part !... oh it always gives me thrills

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • chuuzetsu

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    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • KathyRockett

    I'm so in love with Tony...

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • KaulQuap

    Happy birthday, Tony Banks and thanks for your genius and for beeing my teacher : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCr-E-YrXUg

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • RaditAndrogyny

    Happy birthday Tony

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • VadimScherbinin

    Super Music !!!

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Tribudragon

    Tony is the best !

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mellodrone

    yes, to corab., he is the spirit, and I would add, the nuts & bolts of Genesis--espec. with Lamb Lies Down onwards

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Lord_Krichian

    he does have his moments

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DreamDust

    great tony

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
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