Banco De Gaia
21 October / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets
Toby Marks, the creative force behind Banco De Gaia, is one of the world’s leading exponents of globally inspired eclectic electronica. Mixing electronica with acoustic instruments and vox, his work defies genre classification.
Banco De Gaia cut his teeth on the early 90s Ambient Dub compilations (a precursor of the “chill out” marketing phenomenon). In 1994 he released his first studio album Maya on Planet Dog records, and followed this in 1995 with the critically acclaimed Last Train To Lhasa. Both albums reached No1 in the UK independent charts and featured in the national album chart top 40.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘the one with the train on’ in 2015, Disco Gecko released a limited edition version of the album and Banco put together a live 3-piece band featuring bassist James Eller (The The, Teardrop Explodes) and drummer Ted Duggan (The Beat, Seize The Day) alongside VJ Patrick Dunn. The shows were so well received that they are continuing to play live together, with a new studio album 'The 9th of Nine Hearts' planned for 2016. We look forward to welcoming them back to Band on the Wall.