Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) has described Alan Banks as
“a guitarist of truly outstanding ability.....breathtaking….. and without a doubt a distinguished new talent” (2001)
“A mature and commanding soloist…Compelling”(2004)
“A great musician” (2006)
Following undergraduate studies in Australia Alan Banks went on to study under Carlos Bonell at London’s prestigious Royal College of Music where he was the only guitarist accepted for post-graduate studies that year. Alan has now established a reputation internationally as one of the guitar world’s brightest talents.
Alan performs extensively around the world giving recitals in France, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Portugal including a stunning London debut at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.
His eclectic and dramatic playing style has seen him perform alongside the likes of Tommy Emmanuel and Irish jazz guitar legend Clive Carroll at venues in Europe.
He has made many radio and TV appearances both in Australia and overseas including live broadcasts and recordings with ABC FM and recordings for BBC Radio 3, the UK’s premiere classical music station.
Currently based in Perth, Alan Banks is a regular visitor to the UK and Europe where he has been an invited guest at numerous of festivals including the Musicora Festival (Paris) City of Derry International Guitar Festival, and the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival, Northern Ireland.
He is a sought after soloist both nationally and internationally performing with the Western Australian, Croyden, Darwin and Ulster Symphony orchestras amongst others.
Alan’s debut CD Mnemonics was released in October 2005 and has met with critical acclaim in the international music press.
Alan is equally comfortable on the concert stage or the club-like surrounds of the bars of Fremantle WA or Camden Town, London where he honed his performance skills as a student at the Royal College of music.
Alans draws on a myriad of styles performing music from the Classical, Spanish/Flamenco, Latin, Jazz and Bluegrass repertoire at all kinds of events.
Banks can be booked for all Concerts, Corporate events including weddings and Private shows.