Please note this is a 14+ show (Under 16s accompanied by an adult)
Jacob Banks is a British singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Jacob became the first unsigned act to ever appear on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Jacob Banks won the 2012 MOBO UnSung regional competition in Birmingham and the Adidas "Are You In" music competition.
His music is influenced by a range of genres including soul, R&B and hip-hop. In September 2016 he signed with Interscope Records.
Now at work on his Interscope Records debut (the follow-up to 2015’s self-released, critically praised EP The Paradox), Banks thrives on constant innovation in the richly textured beats and grooves that give his music such intensity. “I think the epicness of my songs partly comes from being African—that really heavy, four-on-the-floor, foot-thumping, warrior kind of vibe has a lot to do with where I’m from,” notes Banks, who moved to England at age 14. And with his nuanced yet arresting vocal delivery, Banks proves himself attuned to the darker dimensions of the human experience while instilling each track with a profoundly hopeful spirit. “I’m never defeated in any of my songs; I always seem to win,” he says. “I want to use that to empower everyday people, to be their battery pack on a Monday morning and help them get through the day. All of these songs are about triumph, and how to keep going when everyone and everything is telling you to stop.”
As part of his forthcoming European, American and Canadian tour he drops by KOKO on Tuesday 12th December.
Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door.