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Alex Banks: Profile + Interview

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Alex Banks: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Determination, Focus

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A focused, driven, peaceful, expressive, creative, soulful, emotive, music maker

Why do you do what you do?

Because I absolutely love it and have to do it…it’s the key to my happiness and what I was born to do. If I’m not making music I’m not myself

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Since I was a young child I was obsessed by music. Music is not something you choose to do, it chooses you. There has never been any plan B in my life…I’ve always had a dream since I was old enough to remember. It’s shifted over the years and I’m sure will continue to change slightly, but basically it’s the same objective..to spend as much time making music and connecting with people as I can.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

To keep true to my sound and keep believing in my music and individuality even when people tried to tell me that I should do things differently.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

All of the artists I’m influenced by have inspired me to follow my dreams. Whenever I seen anyone onstage, or listen to an album and tihnk “wow this is incredible” it inspires me to better my craft so I can be the one inspiring others. And yes, I’ve been told by lots of fans that my music has inspired them.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

It’s hard to look on anything that’s happened to me as a mistake. There have been good experiences and not so good ones, but everything has worked out well and all the things I went through to get here are all part of the process, so I can’t pick out one thing I would say was a mistake.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’m working on some collaborations at the moment with a few different producers, a few remixes too and have some more live shows coming up in Europe. I’m looking forward to getting these new tracks finished, playing out more over the summer and starting work on the next album.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Keep doing what you want to do, be true to yourself and follow your own path. Take advice from others you trust and interpret it as you will, but stay focused on your dreams, concentrate on the things that make you happy and believe in yourself. Whatever is you want out of life, no-one else can make it happen for you, it’s down to you to make your own fate…stay positive and good things will happen.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Life is what you make it, this is the life I made.

Alex Banks: Profile

Full name

Alex Banks

Age

34

Place of Birth? (city, country)

UK

Where you live now? (city, country)

Brighton, UK

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Music Producer/Composer/Engineer/Musician/Engineer/DJ

How long have you been doing it?

24 years

Fav Song

Rusty Nails – Moderat

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Four Tet

Fav Movie

Lord of the Rings

Fav Clothing brand

Carharrt

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Quentin Tarrantino

Fav Sport to watch

The only sport I ever watch is international football, and only during the World Cup

Fav Sport to play

Cycling

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