Paul Banks & The Carousels Residency Wednesday Nights at The Scoot Inn
At the risk of you rolling your eyes as you read this Austin Music Minute post, I – your hostess, Laurie Gallardo – will share the same statement you’ve heard from me before about songwriter Paul Banks. When I first heard Banks sing, I was so struck by his voice that I approached the unsuspecting musician and declared, “I want to marry your voice.”
True story. Banks will back me up on this, should you feel the desire to ask. Ehem.
Jesting aside, you’ll discover that Banks is an extraordinary talent. He has a deep connection with many styles of melody – whether pop- or rock-based, or sometimes even classic sounds harkening back to those larger-than-life performances of big band jazz. It’s that huge. Because of this, Banks pushes his vocals to an entirely differently level, without reserve, thoughtfully capturing moments in time. Bottom line: He’s an incredible singer. Yes, the word “epic” is overused, but the description is quite suited to his dynamic delivery.
If you haven’t seen him perform yet, you’ll have several opportunities coming up. Paul Banks & The Carousels begin a weekly residency tonight at the Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. at Navasota. They’ll play at the Scoot each Wednesday night through December 21st. Superb. And each night also features a special guest performance. Here’s the schedule:
Excellent music all around. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.