"Robin kept more musicians gigging in Dallas than any booking agent could ever do! Reason is? People just loved her! Sounds to me that she just keeps growing as a singer! Proud to say I was there"
"Robin Banks is one of the top 20 female voices in Canada"
"Robin's got soul, class and most of all good taste!"
"Robin Banks is Canada's first lady of the Blues! She has an electrifying presence and one of the best Blues Bands in the country" "She's a pro's pro!"
Mike Fitzpatrick drummer for the Downchild Blues Band
"I've known Robin since Grade 9. She has the quintessential pure artistic soul. She doesn't just sing; she has to sing. It's organic. It's a calling. It's a part of her DNA, an algorithmic self-assembly she demonstrates each time she picks up a microphone. I'm so proud of her evolution and proud to call her a friend."
"Robin sings with a simple coolness that can break your heart and still make you beg for more. She is absolutely my favorite blues singer"
Teddy Leonard Guitarist for Fathead
You never forget your first time you hear her, mine was at brunch with the obligatory live music, but when robin banks opened her mouth, my head twirled. I knew this was different - special - soulful - connected. Robin hits the notes, the feeling, the emotion, and you can feel the jazz greats channeling through her, to keep the sound alive . . . and she does!”
"Robin Bank$ is the real deal, playing in her world class band is a joy"
Gary Kendall bassist Downchild Blues Band
“Although her timbre is light, Banks’ pitch is fine, and she adjusts her delivery to fit the song, whether it’s the not-so-subtle come-hither call “I Just Want My Legs Around You” or “Cocktail or Beer”, an airy confection that lyrically echoes the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins, Banks is downright sultry trading lines with Dozzler on the exotic “No More” and, backed by electric piano on the funky, upbeat “Livin’ Life”, sexy and self assured. When she’s really feeling it, as on the party-anthem boogie “Everybody Let’s Dance”, Banks sounds very much like Marcia Ball.”
Blues Revue Magazine
"Canadian jazz singer Robin Banks, who performed only reggae songs in her set, offered an insight into her undeniable class. After initially connecting with her song Why? a tribute to Negril resident, the late Mikey Hill, who was killed in a controversial police shooting, she simply exploded. It was all vocal styling of the highest order as Banks unleashed covers of Bob Marley's Waiting In Vain and Stir It Up; and Barrington Levy's Too Experienced, among other popular Jamaican classics."
“That band did everything. Swing, funk, blues(all kinds), rock and roll, jazz. Whatever the song needed. And if it was swing, it swung! If it was funk, it was funky. etc. Plus your singing was the catalyst. You always called the perfect tunes at the perfect time. You always counted them off a little different from night to night. All of the tunes felt different from night to night. It never got old. Of course my favorite RB$ performance was in Tyler TX at the VFW. When I challenged you to get that crowd going. And you DID! Lol! You did that thing with the chair. Priceless!”
"Your music, makes feel like you are singing directly to me" - Myke Wright, Roanoke Virginia USA
A fan listening to RB$ music on this web site for the first time.