tristan banks

About

Experience

Artists I have performed/recorded with include:

David Gilmour (CBE), Robin Millar (CBE), Mike Howlett (Strontium 90, Gong) Guy Barker (MBE), Steve Cropper, Dave Valentin, Roy Ayers, Mike Lindup (Level 42), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Catherine Tyldesley, Armando Peraza (George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Carlos Santana), Carleen Anderson, Mayra Andrade, Mitch Winehouse, Kuldip Bhamra, Andy Sheppard, Marcos Valle, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Da Lata, Hamish Stuart (AWB), Steve Howe (Yes), The Lion King (UK tour), Thriller Live (European,Brazilian tours) MC Conrad, Alexander O’Neal, Ive Mendes, Smoke City, Chico Cesar, Turin Brakes, Lewis Taylor, Robert Miles, Fischer-Z, Alex Wilson, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Bah Samba, Jim Mullen, Terry Callier, Reel People, BGP Allstars, Idris Mohammed (Pharaoh Sanders, Ahmed Jamal), Steve Pearce (Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd), Arnie Lawrence (Tito Puente, Blood,Sweat and Tears), Janek Gwizdala (Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine), Dale Davis (Amy Winehouse), Micheal Mondesir (Billy Cobham, Jeff Beck), Byron Wallen (George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Chaka Khan), Joe Lee Wilson (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins), Tony Remy (Steps Ahead, Lonnie Liston Smith), Miles Bould (Sting), Laurence Cottle (Seal, Black Sabbath), Dennis Rollins (Courtney Pine, Jamiroquai), Nick Cohen (The Bays, Massive Attack), Karl Vanden Bossche (Sade, Mark Ronson), Thomas Dyani Akuru, Bosco d’Olivera, Ralph Salmins, Roberto Pla, Bobby Wellins, Robin Jones King Salsa, Cubana Bop, Pete King, Don Weller, Nigel Hitchcock, Gerard Presencer, Gilad Atzmon, Negrocan, Nitin Sawhney, Ben Castle, Mornington Lockett, Neil Yates, Derek Nash, Orlando Le Fleming, Paul Clarvis, Tom Cawley, Roger Beaujolais, Joe Hubbard, Julian Crampton, Steve Hamilton, Simon Carter, Martin Shaw and others.

Venues of note include:

Royal Festival hall, Central Park NYC, Royal Albert Hall, Joes Pub NYC, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hammersmith Odeon, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, North Sea Jazz Festivals, Shepherds Bush Empire, Blue Note Tokyo, V festival, Reading Festival, Womad Festivals, Glastonbury Festival

Taught at:

Drumtech London, PIT london, BIMM Brighton, workshops on Brazilian and Afro Cuban Music, One to one tuition

Endorsing:

Gretsch Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks, Remo Heads, Protection Racket Cases

 

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