Zak Younger Banks - EP Launch London
Newcastle and Glasgow-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Zak Younger Banks launches his debut EP "Wrong Turns", recorded earlier this year in Port Appin in the Highlands of Scotland. Wrong Turns features four songs from Zak's original repertoire plus an instrumental track inspired by his background in traditional music. Zak's songs have been reworked with layers of ambient synths and guitars for the EP, while 'Both Our Crimes' gets a new stripped-down electric piano version.
Zak's fingerstyle electric guitar arrangements and emotionally raw vocal style are inspired by and invite comparison with the likes of The Tallest Man on Earth, and his influences include Josh Tillman and Leonard Cohen.
"Zak's voice conjures expressive songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith. A haunting soundscape. A subtle masterpiece of vocal harmonies that wouldn't be out of place on a Bon Iver record" Claire Dupree, NARC magazine Zak will be performing songs from the EP as well as new tracks at Folklore on July 18th.
Louis Campbell is a young guitarist and singer-songwriter from Bath. He is currently a member of the National Youth Folk Ensemble and will shortly be beginning a degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Has has had the huge honour to perform as a trio with Martin Carthy and Sam Sweeney and is also in folk/post-rock band The Big Massive Orchestra.