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Biography

  • Born

    1949 (age 70)

  • Born In

    Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Hugh Robert Banton (born 1949) is a British organist and organ builder, most widely known for his work with the group Van der Graaf Generator in the 1970s and after the band's reunion in 2005.

He worked together with many artists, such as Judge Smith, John Ellis and René van Commenée / Mr Averell.

He recorded several solo albums of organ music including a recording of the Goldberg Variations on an organ he built himself. A description of the solo album Goldberg Variations by Peter Hammill:
www.sofasound.com/assochb.htm

Hugh Banton builds organs for a living. The website of his company is here: www.organworkshop.co.uk. He developed the PC-based Organ Generator called HB3: http://www.organworkshop.co.uk/hb3. The system is used for a 2019 solo album HB plays JSB on HB3 - an album of Bach organ music entirely generated by HB3.

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