Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Genesis
, and appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Peter Gabriel tunes.
His main solo albums include:
- "A Curious Feeling"- 1979
- "The Fugitive"- 1983
- "Bankstatement"- 1989
- "Still"- 1991
- "Strictly Inc."- 1995
- "Seven: A Suite for Orchestra"- 2004
- Six Pieces for Orchestra - 2012
Other albums include:
Tony Banks and his music provide examples of these tropes:
- Concept Album: A Curious Feeling.
- Born in the Wrong Century: The protagonist of the song "Throwback" from the album Bankstatement:
I walk the backstreets
Of every dirty city, searching for the route
That leads me back to where I belong
I don't know how, but I'm trapped in the wrong time
If you know someplace I can go
Then I ask you, lead me to the door!
- Deadpan Snarker
- Gentleman Snarker
- Good Is Not Nice
- Happily Married
- He Also Did: Seven: A Suite For Orchestra, an album of original classical music performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra.
- His second classical album Six Pieces for Orchestra was released in 2012.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Performers on Banks's albums have included Derek "Fish" Dick (of Marillion), Jayney Klimek, and Jack Hues of Wang Chung.
- Lonely Piano Piece: "In The Dark" from A Curious Feeling.
- Loss of Identity: This happens to the protagonist of the Concept Album A Curious Feeling.
- The Man Behind the Man: Arguable. Despite the fact that people tend to label the band's eras as the Gabriel and Collins eras and give those two the largest share of the credit, Banks actually had the majority of writing credits in both eras.
- One of Us: Banks is a self-confessed fan of The Lord of the Rings.
- Popstar Composer: Banks scored the 1983 Faye Dunaway movie The Wicked Lady and the 1986 Kevin Bacon movie Quicksilver (no, not this Quicksilver, the one about the bike messengers), among others.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Though he came from a wealthy/upper class background and met his fellow Genesis founders at the prestigious public school they all attended, this is an averted trope.
- Ripped from the Headlines: Word of God says that "Strictly Incognito" from the album Strictly Inc. is loosely based on an actual case Banks read about in the newspaper.
- Sanity Slippage Album: A Curious Feeling.
- The Stoic
- What Could Have Been: Banks was hired to score 2010: The Year We Make Contact but was fired due to Creative Differences.