Paul Banks

Musician + Singer + Guitarist
Born May 3, 1978

Paul Julian Banks is an English American musician, best known as the lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of the rock band Interpol. He is also a solo artist under the name Julian Plenti. As a singer, Banks' voice lies in the baritone range.

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  • Banks & Steelz Unites Interpol's Paul Banks And Wu Tang Clan Mastermind Rza
    LATimes - Aug 22, 2016
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    Other Voices Resonate In Dingle
    Huffington Post - Dec 09, 2015
  • Stereo Iq: Interpol's Turn On The Bright Lights Turns Ten
    Huffington Post - Dec 04, 2012
  • Paul Banks Plays To Empty Room On 'letterman'
    Rolling Stone - Oct 30, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Banks.


1978 Birth Born on May 3, 1978.


1997 19 Years Old Banks joined the band in the Summer of 1997 when he ran into Daniel Kessler, whom he had met on a study abroad program in Paris. … Read More


2009 31 Years Old Banks released a solo album under the name Julian Plenti on 4 August 2009 entitled Julian Plenti Is... … Read More
He released a five song EP entitled Julian Plenti Lives on 26 June 2012.
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