Banco de Gaia + Nathan Fake
Saturday, 14 October
7pm // £17.50 // 14+
Banco de Gaia
Toby Marks was born in South London in 1964. He was drawn to music from an early age and formed
his first band as a drummer, aged 14. He went on to sing and play guitar in a variety of styles,
exploring rock, folk, jazz and world music, before discovering electronic dance music via the late ‘80s
Acid House scene.
In 1989 he formed Banco de Gaia, focussing on world music-infused dance and ambient/chill-out
styles, and has released 17 albums (or 20 if you include some early cassette-only releases). His
official debut album Maya received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and he achieved notoriety for
his pro-Tibetan follow up Last Train to Lhasa. Both topped the UK Independant Album charts.
As Banco de Gaia he continues to play live and DJ worldwide and has previously performed with a
variety of other musicians as a live band. Since 2015 he has been touring with a video artist.
Banco De Gaia – Last Train to Lhasa (2015
Growing up in Norfolk and attending a school where being into music made you an outsider, Nathan
Fake’s early interest in the electronic scene came from hearing acts like Aphex Twin and Orbital on
the radio and reading about the equipment they used in music magazines.
The producer’s work sits in its own realm, with Nathan Fake building a singular catalogue. His first
album since 2020, new LP ‘Crystal Vision’ features 10 tracks, with guests including Warp mainstay
Vimana, from the album, Crystal Vision