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(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

 

(200 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. 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.

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

 

(200 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. O njegovem singlu ''What Are You Looking For'' je poročala lokalna spletna stran Idrija.com, radijska postaja Primorski val pa je z njim posnela tudi intervju. Marca 2019 je imel enkratno priložnost igrati v prestižnem hotelu Kempinski v Potrorožu. 

Njegov najnovejši singl ''Little Birdie'' je izšel 10. aprila in je o njem prav tako poročala lokalna spletna stran Idrija.com ter slovenski online portal Rockline.si.. Singl pa je bil predstavljen tudi na Radiu Študent, kjer so s Shaunom posneli tudi intervju. 

www.shaunbanksmusic.com