News Article Features
Houston Chronicle (Chron.com) - August 24, 2019 - Massive Party Gives Hope To Houston's Homeless Community
It was a great honor to be the headlining performer for Houston Hope For Homeless.
"Pastor Patrick Williams of Overflow Church and his wife, Marilyn, organized the event with the help of more than 100 volunteers — answering the call to serve the homeless that Marilyn first heard about 12 years ago."
The Anguillian Newspaper - April 8, 2019 - Moonsplash 2019 An Amazing Story Of Recovery
"Of the many Sunday evening highlights, Olaide Banks, son of Bankie a pastor and Christian recording artiste in his own right, literally took the Moonsplash audience to church, performing his captivating inspirational single “Story of My Life” – and upbeat reggae offering “I’m Blessed” earning multiple encore requests."
The Anguillian Newspaper - January 28, 2019 - Olaide Banks Extends The Banks' Musical Legacy
"Anguilla’s own Olaide Banks embraces the musical legacy established by his father, Bankie Banx, and defines his own space in The Gospel music arena."
The Jamaica Star Newspaper - January 25, 2019 - Olaide Banks Reaches Out To Caribbean Musicians With The Gospel
Olaide has remained relatively low-key on the creative side of the business, co-writing with other recording artistes over the years. But in 2018, he recorded and released a project that spoke authentically to where he is from.
“Story of My Life is the song you’d play for someone you love, if you only had 4 minutes left and you wanted them to find meaning in the trials of life. Simple, evocative, and powerful.
Excerpt from www.noisebeast.com review of "Story of My Life"
"I don't even have words to describe how awesome this single is. The lyrics, the music... all stellar. Encouraging, uplifting, everything you want a Christian track to be."
Excerpt from www.tunedloud.com review of "Story of My Life"
"The song’s main melody is of a tender acoustic register, with sparse notes of accentuation throughout. Banks’ soulful vocal tonality complements the melody’s brightness, and blends well within the context of the instrumentation."
Excerpt from www.musicexistence.com review of "Story of My Life" 4.3/5 Stars
"One of the greatest allures of “Story of My Life,” is the emotional transparency that Olaide Banks puts on display. Banks doesn’t just sing about holiness, you can sense he truly wants to be close to God. The song is testimony of how Jesus can make you shine in our dark world."
Excerpt from Rick Jamm of www.jamsphere.com on "Story of My Life"