Victoria Banks

Victoria Banks

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

This multiple award-winning singer/songwriter can deliver a song just as well as she can write one. She's a riveting, energetic, one-woman show, appealing to a wide audience with her folk-and-pop influenced country style and strong, intelligent lyrics.

Biography

Victoria Banks is a born songwriter. As an award-winning professional writer for other contemporary country artists, Victoria has had music placed in TV and movies, toured as a backup singer and acoustic guitar player for major label artists such as Pam Tillis, Rachel Proctor and Crystal Shawanda, and seen her songs climb the Billboard Country charts. But you haven't truly heard the heart of her songs until you've heard her perform them herself.

Raised in Muskoka, Canada on antique cylinder records and classical piano and voice lessons, Victoria completed a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Toronto, discovered modern music and taught herself guitar before moving to Nashville in 1997 with a pocketful of tip jar money from her acoustic gigs. After a winter of pinching pennies and writing songs with her mittens on in a frosty bedroom, she put her last $20 in the gas tank and drove downtown to sign her first publishing deal.

Since then, she's won the Unisong and USA Songwriting Competitions, an ASCAP Country Music Award, and a SOCAN International Achievement Award, and has released her own independent album titled "You Don't Know Me". She has shared the stage with Jamie O'Neal, Billy Kerrington, and the supergroup Alabama, and has performed countless acoustic shows in the southeast USA and Canada.

For more information and music, check out Victoria's myspace site: www.myspace.com/victoriabanks

Discography

"You Don't Know Me" (Victoria's independent debut CD) - released 2006

"Saints & Angels" (A Billboard Top 10 Country single sung by Sara Evans on her Double Platinum Album: Born to Fly) - released 2001

Set List

Mostly originals:
This Old Halo
Long Gone Train
Never Be the Same etc...

Also a few covers: Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crowe, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle etc.