Nick Banks

Nicholas David Banks (born 28 July 1965 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is the English drummer in the British band, Pulp.[1] He lives in Sheffield with his wife Sarah and two children, Jackson and Jeannie. He is the nephew of Gordon Banks, goalkeeper of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning England squad, and is related by marriage to former BBC 6 Music radio presenter Vic McGlynn, and journalist and writer Victoria Segal.

Nick started playing drums aged 14 and was inspired by Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols and Blondie's Clem Burke.[2]

In their early years he saw many of Pulp's performances in Sheffield and eventually joined the group in 1986.[2] He joined because they were his favourite band.[3]

Banks also played drums in a Sheffield-based band called Pollinates.

Since 2007 he has been managing Banks Pottery, a family-owned business which was previously run by his mother. He also plays regularly in Sheffield's Everly Pregnant Brothers and remains a member of Pulp.[4]

Pulp performing at Isle of Wight Festival 2011 6 (cropped)
Banks on stage with Pulp, at the 2011 Isle of Wight Festival


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Pulp". AMG. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b Reid, Pat (February 1996). "Nick Banks Interview". Acrylic Afternoons. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ Bray, Stephen (19 June 2013). "Disco 2013? A Nick Banks Interview". God Is In The TV. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ Davison, Jo (1 April 2015). "Rock n roll to crock n roll - Pulp drummer Nick Banks on his life away from the limelight". The Star. Sheffield. Retrieved 28 January 2016.

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