Shaun Banks is the one man band of musician Žan Podgornik, who's based in the 500-year-old mining town of Idrija, Slovenia. His music is fueled by punk rock energy and is fused in a garage with the soul and groove of blues. Shaped by the town's industrial and rural environment, Banks takes his fans on a journey through his energetic craftsmanship, heavily influenced by The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Robert Johnson. Playing guitar and foot drums simultaneously without the help of a looping pedal, accompanied by his powerful and colorful voice with bluesy harmonica fills is a guarantee for a great, live show.
Growing up and living in a town that was a cradle to many great Slovenian artists such as Kuzle, Kingstoni and Zablujena Generacija it's no wonder Banks picked up a guitar early in his teens. He is a staple in the local music scene, opening for various bands at the Čipkarija festival and playing local venues. One of his most notable performances was a show in Portorose, Slovenia, at the luxurious Hotel Kempinski. His single ''What Are You Looking For'' was featured on the local newspaper website Idrija.com and local radio station Primorski val.
His latest single ''Little Birdie'' was released on April 10th and was featured on the local newspaper website Idrija.com and Slovenian rock music portal Rockline.si. The single was also featured on one of Europe's oldest and strongest independent radiostations Radio Študent.