BIOS

(100 words)

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. 

www.shaunbanksmusic.com

 

(300 words)

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. He also performed at the ''11 ½ In Memoriam Peter Hafner Festival'' in Škofja Loka.

In the last year he released 3 singles: ''What Are You Looking For, Little Birdie and Nonina Kemija'' with some of them also being featured on Radio Študent, Radio Primorski Val and Radio Prlek.

In September, he was invited by KuZle to be a part of their compilaton LP ''Naredte revolucijo za KuZle gre'' where he rerecorded one of their songs. The compilation was released by Slovenian national record label RTV Slovenija in collaboration with the national radio station Val 202.

Banks is currently working on new songs and is planning many more releases this year.

www.shaunbanksmusic.com

(100 besed)

Shaun Banks je one man band projekt glasbenika Žana Podgornika, ki prihaja iz več kot 500 let starega rudarskega mesta Idrija. Njegova glasba črpa energijo iz punk rocka, ki se skupaj z dušo bluesa spaja v garažni rock. V njegovi glasbi se čuti preplet podeželja in industrije mesta, kot tudi vpliv glasbenikov kot so Robert Johnson, The Black Keys in The White Stripes. Na njegovih koncertih lahko občinstvo iz prve roke izkusi pravi pomen fraze ''one man band'', saj Banks celotno glasbeno zasedbo predstavlja kar sam. Istočasno igra kitaro in tolkala ter poje, vmes pa zaigra tudi na orglice. 

www.shaunbanksmusic.com

 

(300 besed)

Shaun Banks je one man band projekt glasbenika Žana Podgornika, ki prihaja iz več kot 500 let starega rudarskega mesta Idrija. Njegova glasba črpa energijo iz punk rocka, ki se skupaj z dušo bluesa spaja v garažni rock. V njegovi glasbi se čuti preplet podeželja in industrije mesta, kot tudi vpliv glasbenikov kot so Robert Johnson, The Black Keys in The White Stripes. Na njegovih koncertih lahko občinstvo iz prve roke izkusi pravi pomen fraze ''one man band'', saj Banks celotno glasbeno zasedbo predstavlja kar sam. Istočasno igra kitaro in tolkala ter poje, vmes pa zaigra tudi na orglice. 

Idrija je rojstni kraj številnih odličnih slovenskih glasbenih skupin kot so Kuzle, Kingston in Zablujena Generacija, zato ni presenetljivo, da je bil Banks že od zgodnjega otroštva izpostavljen glasbi. Redno nastopa na lokalni glasbeni sceni, kot na primer na festivalu Čipkarija. Marca 2019 je imel enkratno priložnost igrati v prestižnem hotelu Kempinski v Potrorožu. Nastopil je tudi na 11 ½. Festivalu In Memoriam Peter Hafner v Škofji Loki.

V zadnjem letu je izdal tri single in sicer: What Are You Looking For, Little Birdie in Nonina Kemija. Pesmi so bile predstavljene na Radiu Študent, radiu Primorski Val in Radiu Prlek.

Septembra 2020 je bil s strani benda KuZle povabljen k sodelovanju pri vinilni kompilaciji ''Naredte revolucijo za KuZle gre''. Priredil in posnel je njihovo pesem ''Ti si zvezda''. Kompilacija je bila izdana pri ZKP RTV Slovenija v sodelovanju z Valom 202.

Banks trenutno dela na novem materialu in načrtuje še več izdaj kot lani.

www.shaunbanksmusic.com