Anthony Banks is a famous English keyboard player, known as a part of a band Genesis. His estimated net worth is a high $50 million.
Tony Banks was born on 27 March 1950, in East Hoathly with halland in Sussex in England. He learned to play the piano and he taught himself to play guitar without any professional training.
Their parents realized he is a musical talent so they helped him by buying any instrument he needed.
He went to Charterhouse School and there he met another pupil interested in music: Peter Gabriel.
Tony wanted to study mathematics, since he liked it, but after highschool he began to study chemistry at Sussex University. He didn’t like his chemistry course and got tired of his math course so he transferred to physics and philosophy.
He finished the first year and left it to go on a road with his new bend Genesis, and he never returned to finish it, since he gained fame in the music industry.
Tony and Gabriel, who became known musicians too, formed a band. They named it Garden Wall and they invited a drummer Chris Stewart to join them.
After a while, another band named Anon merged with their band ( Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips) and the new band was born : they called it Genesis.
Tony was an extraordinary piano player and through his career he pioneered unique keyboard sounds and was named Prog God at Progressive Music Awards.
Because of his artistic knowledge he was often called in to make film music, and he also composed music for The Terminator and even got the script to help him. He claims everybody should make music that ghas a story behind it.
Although he was a great artist, he never reached the fame and popularity as Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, who made great solo careers , and as Mike , who had a career with a band Mike and The Mechanics.
He made several studio albums: A Curious feeling in 1979, The Fugitive in 1983, Still in 1991, Seven: A Suite for Orchestra in 2004. The latest album was in 2012 and it was named Six pieces for Orchestra.
His compositions are even today performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tony married his wife Margaret in 1972, and since then she gave birth to two of their children: to their son Ben in 1978 and to a daughter Emily in 1981. They have a happy marriage Tony claims to be blessed with. His children also like music so they are also playing instruments from a very young age.
Full name: Anthony George Banks
Nick name: Prog god
Date of birth: 27 March 1950
Birth place: East Hoathly with Halland, East Sussex, England
Occupation: musician, songwriter, composer
Education: Charterhouse School, Sussex University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
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Marital status: married
Girlfriend: Margaret Banks
Children: Ben and Emily
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Hair Color: gray
Eye color: blue
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Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $50 million
Interesting Facts about Tony Banks
Genesis became a part of the Rock and Roll Hall od Fame in 2010.
He ranks as No.11 greatest keyboard player in the world.
Tony Banks is one of the best world keyboard player and composer, who was a part of a famous band Genesis and made compositions for a lot of famous movies ( such as the Terminator).