Anyone who has ever met Zane Banks can attest - he is one of a kind. Obsessed with the guitar from childhood, but not your typical guitar nut, he has built his mastery of his instrument into his life’s work, performing music spanning the spectrum of genres from jazz, to country/bluegrass and classical music. His songs span the wide-world of ideas and influences encompassing everything from high art to roaring guitar solos, poetry and the American songbook, all in his search for truth and beauty. Born and bred in Sydney’s Inner West but with a career that has taken him to stages across the globe, Zane Banks is a rare voice and one well worth your time and attention.


A man of a certain age, ZANE BANKS absorbed the sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s from the back seat of his mum’s Toyota Corolla. Spending his youth in the single-minded pursuit of musical excellence in Jazz and Classical music at Sydney’s Conservatorium, and now at a point in life where nostalgia, dad rock, niche interests, and the desire to make something that resonates collide, Zane’s debut single “Hearts on Fire” represents a confluence of passions and influences. 

Recorded at Harry Vanda’s iconic Hercules Street Studios, “Hearts on Fire” was co-produced, engineered and mixed by Pale Blue Dot’s Tim McArtney (Gang of Youths, The Vines, Teskey Brothers, Julia Stone, Hockey Dad) and mastered by 9 X Grammy winning engineer Brian Lucey (Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Ringo Starr, Sigur Rós, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams,) “Hearts on Fire” has had input from some of the music industry’s most exciting artisans.

“Hearts on Fire” is sonically opulent; it combines catchy hooks, poetic lyrics, iconic analogue sounds and an indomitable momentum, it was fitting that the accompanying film clip had to be equally cinematic to reflect this rich tapestry of influences. Directed and produced by the Mattes Brothers (Trojan Beach Party) the “Hearts on Fire” film clip is a visually arresting love-letter to Sydney. 

“Hearts on Fire” is distributed on MGM.


To celebrate the release of 'Hearts on Fire' on August 25, Zane Banks is putting on a secret warehouse show in Alexandria with special guest @the.charlie.finn 

This show is going to be real special! 

$20 tix, 8pm doors 

*location sent to attendees on the day


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