Michael Banks


Having listened to and been inspired by musicians for most of my adult life, I have decided to take the plunge and start learning guitar. Brian May is my musical hero, and if I can become even half the guitar player he is I will be very happy! I am a graphic designer, and I am looking for musicians, bands, promoters, venues and agencies to work with to create graphics to promote their music. Give us a shout if that is you and we can talk!






What is music to you? What does it give you?

I love listening to music. It is a way for me to unwind and lose myself in something other than day to day life. I listen to a lot of music, mainly rock/prog. I have just started to learn guitar, and am finding it a great release from the daily grind, and once I learn more can see it being a way of expression without words.

What is your music dream?

To be able to pick up a guitar and play some music that does not make other people run away!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with youth... watch this space as I have ideas I am trying to put into place :-)

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

As a child I did not listen to a lot of music - I was to busy outside playing sport! The first song I really remember listening to was 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My favourite musician is Brian May, and I love listening to Queen. Other people I love to listen to include Genesis, Oasis, Ray Wilson, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams.

What inspires you to make music?

I wish I could make music!

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I will let you know when I get there...

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

That is only a dream!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Lifesigns, The Mute Gods