So It Started There: From Punk to Pulp - An Evening with Nick Banks

Thursday 28th September 2023
19:00 at Oh Me Oh My, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

So It Started There: From Punk to Pulp - An Evening with Nick Banks

Join us for a fantastic evening with Nick Banks, the drummer from British rock band, Pulp, as he discusses his new book, "So It Started There: From Punk To Pulp" with Roy Boulter. 

With an introduction by Richard Hawley, So It Started There chronicles the life and career of drummer Nick Banks, and how he came to be in one of the UK's most iconic and beloved bands: Pulp.

Beginning with his childhood in Rotherham, Nick recounts his personal and musical journey through the genres, first as a punk, then as a goth; how it all started when he was first inspired to pick up the sticks by Sex Pistols drummer, Paul Cook. Flash forward to the eighties, Nick has been playing in a handful of Sheffield groups and spies an ad from his favourite band, Pulp, in a local club. He pays Jarvis and the gang a visit and the rest is history.

From there, Nick describes his growth as a professional drummer and musician, the trials and tribulations of chasing success in the music industry, touring triumphs and horrors, the band's journey from relative obscurity to becoming a global sensation, and the process of writing and recording their most famous albums.

Nick Banks is an English drummer and a member of the British band Pulp. He lives in Sheffield with his wife Sarah and two children. He is the nephew of Gordon Banks, goalkeeper of the 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning England squad.
Nick started playing drums aged 14 and was inspired by Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols and Blondie's Clem Burke. In their early years he saw many of Pulp's performances in Sheffield. He eventually joined the group in 1986 because "they were [his] favourite band". 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 plays regularly in Sheffield's Everly Pregnant Brothers and BigShambles and remains a member of Pulp.

Roy Boulter found success as the drummer with The Farm (whose No.1 album ‘Spartacus’ featured the anthemic ‘Altogether Now’ and ‘Groovy Train’) Roy then moved into television, gaining over 130 script writing credits on Brookside, Hollyoaks, The Bill, EastEnders and Jimmy McGovern’s BAFTA winning - series The Street. In 2001 he set up Hurricane Films with Solon Papadopoulos, producing a string of critically acclaimed, theatrically-released feature films, all of which premiered at the world’s leading A-list film festivals

Oh Me Oh My, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RG

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