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Miss Robin Banks / Press

"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"

Rhandy Simmons - Facebook

"Robin Banks is one of the top 20 female voices in Canada"

Virgil Scott - Facebook

"Robin's got soul, class and most of all good taste!"

Duke Robillard - Facebook

"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."

Paula Habas - Facebook

"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!”

Seveen Jaja - Facebook

"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.”

Tom Hyslop - 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."

Jamaica Gleaner

“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!”

Kevin Schermerhorn - Facebook

"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.

“Flow Jamaica Celebrity Promo”

“Robin Banks - Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2010 Mainstage”

“Americas most exciting female Blues entertainer”

"Such a personality blues fans all over like to close into their hearts"

"She jumped from the Banana Peel 'stage' and sang on and on amongst the audience, of course without mike, which she clearly didn’t need"

"a Robin Bank$ who frankly speaks her mind and teases the audience with her slightly daring humor, a Robin Bank$ who’s doing her thing with unmistakable poise and loads of vitality. And she does that ‘thing’ damn good: as a singer she is well aware of her possibilities. She gets the most out of what she’s really able to do, and that's quite a bit. You don’t know what to admire most: her honesty or her professionalism"

"You're the real deal and I do appreciate it"

“International performing and recording artist specializing in Blues, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk and Reggae. Winner of the 1997 Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year. Miss Banks transplanted herself in Dallas Texas in 1999 where she became a known and respected vocalist and band leader. ”

CBC

“Heres my favorite female singer Miss Robin Banks , went out last nite to Pearl for some Live Texas Blues , I know you Kats will love this !!! Here she is !!! ”

“Last Friday night the blues came from Negril, Westmoreland, to RedBones the Blues Café, Braemar Avenue, New Kingston, with attitude, a few glasses of wine, great sense of humour and a black dress”

“Consul at the Jamaican Consulate General in Toronto, Nigel Smith (left), with Canadian blues singer, Robin Banks; Area Sales Manager at Air Jamaica, Norma Sale; festival producer from Turnkey Productions, Walter Elmore...”

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