Nick Banks

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Nicholas David "Nick" 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. 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.[3] He joined because they were his favourite band.[4]

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.[5]

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