A New Orleans native now living in New York City, up and coming R&B artist Greg Banks is making a music video for his single, "Soul"
Up and coming R&B artist Greg Banks- in collaboration with a number of recent film graduates from NYU Tisch and Emerson College- is making his very first official music video for the single, "Soul" (http://tinyurl.com/6r9vqnk), that will be featured on his upcoming sophomore album, Gentleman's Journal. In what will be a modern/artistic spin on finding one's soulmate, this video is going to require months of preparation and the help of over 15 talented filmmakers.
But in order for us to bring our unique and exciting vision for "Soul" to life, we need generous financial donations from donors like you!
Who is Greg Banks?
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Gregory Banks is not your average artist. In a time where mediocrity has become the norm in an ever-changing music industry, only a few singers shine as true artists. He has opened up for Multi-Platinum artist Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Mike Jones, and Jazzy Jeff; won a B.E.T College Tour Competition; has been featured on many radio stations and local television shows; and was a finalist in Andre Harrell’s Superstar Soul Search Competition. With these being only some of his variant achievements, Greg Banks continually puts his best foot forward to strive in this industry.
In 2007, Greg Banks career launched with the partnership of Bay area’s artist G-Eazy and the creating of their hit single “Candy Girl”. Having over 425,000 plays on MySpace, the two created a music video which garnished over 800,000 views on YouTube and nominated for an mtvU Woody-Award.
In 2009, Greg Banks released his independent debut, The Time is Now, which erupted his buzz as the new R&B sensation. Currently unsigned, Greg Banks has over 3,600 fans on MySpace with over 80,000 song plays, and over 10,000 fans on Facebook. In addition, Greg Banks has also written 3 songs on songstress Kourtney Heart’s 9 track album “Eye Dee Kay”. Heart, a newcomer to the industry, was recently picked up by Jive Records. Jive expressed a strong liking for 2 of the 3 songs that Banks wrote for Heart, songs that both Banks as the mastermind behind the lyrics and Heart as the songbird; collaborated exceedingly well on- well enough to capture the attention of the prestigious Jive Records.
Banks infuses his sophisticated, urban style into the R&B fashion world. With his eccentric style and statuesque demeanor one can’t help but to notice Greg Banks. Vibrant colors, bold prints, and the clean well-kept manner define this GQ man. His distinctive style is inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, which was the height of elegance; his musicality can be described as a whirlpool of the musical ingenuity and unequaled artistry of Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Smokie Robinson and others.
Check out these articles and a live interview:
- “Greg Banks, 'Music Is In The Water'”, Creme Magazine (April 2012)- http://tinyurl.com/6ojs8k5
- "Get to Know Greg Banks, Music's Future", REMEMBERING THE 90s (February 2012)- http://tinyurl.com/8yhp9b7
- "Greg Banks Vs. R. Kelly", OurStage (December 2011)- http://tinyurl.com/6rlwgw8
- "Bounce Worthy: Greg Banks", Soul Bounce (October 2011)- http://tinyurl.com/7z5ep54
- One To Watch: Music Sensation, Greg Banks!!!", JustTheFab.com (May 2012)- http://tinyurl.com/crv9ut4
Why Support Us?
"Soul" will bring together a fresh, new face in the music industry with young and already established filmmakers in order to create a project that promises to push the boundaries of collaboration and creativity. This piece is going to serve as a huge milestone in Greg Banks' career, as he will finally be able to have an official music video to show to prominent record labels. Without this, he will never be able to reach the exposure necessary to expand his growing fanbase.
Where Will It All Go?
The funds that we raise here on Kickstarter will directly help support the production, post-production, and distribution phases of this music video. Your donations will go towards not only helping our vision become a reality, but will also help Greg Banks reach even closer to reaching his dreams of fame and stardom.
Your contributions (no matter how small or large they may be) will make a difference and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help.
Greg Banks, Anthony DiGiacomo (Director), Matt Firpo (Director of Photography), Marlene Duperley (Executive Producer), Paul Bogosian (Producer), Brian Lieberman (Producer)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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