Joey B. Banks

Joey B. Banks

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R & B - Funk | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Total Song Plays: 236   
Member Since: 2008
   Last Login: 2/18/2019
   Sounds Like: Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown

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Joey B. Bio

I started playing drums when I was six years old. A big part of my early development was marching in drum corps. I marched from 1975-1986 in the world famous Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and a graduated the Musicians Institute of technology in Los Angeles. I have been playing drum kit professionally since I was 16 years old (Charlie Brooks). In 1995 I became band mates to local, legendary electric/acoustic guitarist Jim Schwall of the legendary, Siegel/Schwall band. I also started playing with Madison's award winning jazz vocalist Jan Wheaton in. In 1996 I formed my rhythm and blues band,the Black N' Blues All-stars. The BNB All-stars is currently an all-star 10-piece rhythm and blues group with the best jazz, blues, and funk artist living in the Madison area. In 1998 I became a member of the Madison band Honor Among Thieves. Groups I am currently performing with are, Honor Among Thieves (original rock), Jim Schwall Band (original blues rock), Black N' Blues All Stars (blues, funk, and soul) Tony Brown and the 608 Riddem section (Caribbean, Reggae, Funk),and Bobby Messano (Contemporary Blues Rock) Horn House (Soul, Boogaloo, Jazz), and Weapons of Mass Defunktion (Hip Hop, Funk,Rock). On ocassion I sub for the "funky drummer" and living funk legend Clyde Stubblefield and host his "Funky Monday's" show at the Frequency bar in downtown Madison WI. I am currently teaching music programs for Boys and Girls club Dane county where I teach the D.R.U.M. program, Black Star Drum Line, and the Jenewein Music Makers. I also teach privately at Madison Music Foundry where I currently have 25 drum students. In October of 2010 I received my first grammy nomination for my drumming on Bobby Messano's "Live In Madison" album. Check out these websites for show information, pics, videos and upcoming performances for Joey B. Banks www.myspace.com/joeybbanks
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