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Jacob Banks will take the stage at The Back Room at Colectivo on Tuesday night. (PHOTO: Jacob Banks Facebook)

MKE Band Camp: Jacob Banks at the Colectivo Back Room

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Jacob Banks is bringing his signature soul music to The Back Room at Colectivo this Tuesday, March 5. Doors open at 7 p.m and the show starts at 8 p.m. with special guest Abir and Lucien Parker.

Price of admission

General admission is $22. Click here to buy now!

Why you can't miss it

With the momentum of three successful EPs, Banks recently released his first full-length album "Village" with Interscope Records. The title references the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which holds holds true for his Nigerian and English upbringing, but also for his rainbow of musical influences which ranges from Amy Winehouse, John Mayer and Kanye West. Originally a poet, he stands behind serving a song's story rather than sticking to a single genre. The result is an effortlessly unique sound full of soul, jazz and hip-hop.

The music industry is quietly buzzing about Jacob Banks. He's toured in support of Sam Smith and Alicia Keys, and he's mastered the festival scene with appearances at SXSW, Lollapalooza and Coachella. Back in 2017, Time Magazine named him one of "12 Artists Helping Shape the New Geography of R&B Music," and he continues to amass critical acclaim with a recent feature on Seth Meyers. His warm stage presence and expressive songs are a winning combination for an unforgettable show. Don't miss it!

Song starter pack

The Hit: "Chainsmoking"

Easily mistaken for a song about a toxic relationship, it actually tells the story of his mom's sacrifice for him and his siblings. Tirelessly she worked the night shift as a nurse so that she could be present with them during the day. No matter what story you hear, this song deserves a listen.

The B-Side Beauty: "Home"

This sweet melody is a great example of how well Banks can slow it down. His baritone voice shines as he sings a plea for love.

Can't Wait to See It Live: "Prosecco"

An undeniably fun number with opening lines like, "You treat me like Obama/I barely know you, you want me to meet your mama." I'm looking forward to dancing to this one on Tuesday!


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