Naomi found early success with debut single ‘Enough’, going straight onto the playlist at BBC Radio 1, and now counts Clara Amfo, Ricky Melvin & Charlie and Jack Saunders among her key supporters. Since then she’s earned praise for her impressive vocal range and rich musical pallet from the likes of gal-dem, Complex, Reprezent, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Notion, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, Gay Times and The Independent.
Naomi finds inspiration in freedom and experimentation in all aspects of life. From living in communal warehouse spaces and river barges always on the move, to her wide array of musical collaborators from chart topping Bafta winner Gareth Malone to other rising artists like Lauren Faith, she also regularly expresses her open sexuality through her music. Her recent Pride Month single ‘I Don’t Mind’ explores polyamorous relationships, whilst the standout 2020 single ‘Closer’ and first taste of new mixtape ‘Waiting’ both delve into her individual perspective on love and lust.
Her first few shows in the capital allowed Naomi to prove her live prowess alongside Celeste and Rachael Chinouriri, as well as selling out a host of her own headline dates, and now looks ahead to more London headlines on the horizon and further UK touring for 2022.
No sooner than establishing her sound on the debut EP ‘Meeting Again’ in 2021, she began redefining herself through a broader mixtape project. With every new release, Naomi Banks is becoming more and more difficult to pigeonhole, and even more difficult to ignore.