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Jacob Banks

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Nigerian-born, UK-based singer/songwriter Jacob Banks moved to Birmingham at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the of 20.
He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to in their cars and hitting the open mic circuit before self-releasing his first EP The Monologue in 2013.
Jacob has since released The Paradox EP and made his debut on Interscope Records with The Boy Who Cried Freedom EP, with single “Unknown (to you)” amassing over 10 million streams. He has received critical-acclaim everywhere from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Billboard to Vogue, NYLON, PAPER, and The FADER, with TIME declaring Jacob a “rising Nigerian-born British star whose soulful voice and incisive production will get under your skin from the first listen.” Jacob recently made his U.S. television debut performing “Unknown (To You)” on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Having supported the likes of Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Emilie Sandé on tour, Jacob has recently completed his first-ever headlining North American “Into The Wild” tour. Jacob is currently hitting the summer festival circuit, recently making his Coachella debut and performing at Sasquatch, BottleRock, Shaky Knees and AFROPUNK. Jacob has previously played major festivals Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Firefly and The Meadows, among others, with The New York Times naming Jacob one of “12 Notable Acts” at SXSW.
Jacob is currently recording his debut full-length album.

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