Olaide Banks Bio
Olaide Banks is a Houston-based singer, songwriter, community advocate and attorney.
He was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Anguilla and began signing at the age of 6 in choirs and talent showcases. Banks moved to Houston as a teenager to attend college and he established roots in Houston’s community while maintaining a firm connection to Caribbean culture.
Banks’ sound is a unique blend of his Caribbean and African origins with the Soul, Acoustic and Gospel influences.
Prior to releasing his debut EP in 2018, Olaide worked successfully behind the scenes in the music industry as writer, producer and manager for more than 10 years.
Banks released “The Story EP" in October 2018 across the Caribbean and Africa and is credited with bringing a fresh and accessible sound to Christian Life Music. In addition to his solo projects, Banks is a member of the worship collective called “Fellowship Houston.”
Banks is the son of reggae music pioneer Bankie Banx, and the brother of international reggae rock artiste, Omari Banks.
Olaide is married to Donyale Banks and they have one son, Omari.
A fresh look at Worship...
Worship is... the way we live our lives for God!
The Way we love our wives...
The Way we provide for our families...
The Way we teach our children...
The Way we serve our community...
The Way we devote ourselves in the workplace...
Everything that we do to glorify God is Worship.
Romans 12:1 says:
"Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice -
holy and pleasing to God - which is your appropriate worship." ESV
We are writing soundtrack of the authentic 21st century believer!
Our music reflects God's Grace, Love, and Sovereignty.
2019 -2020 Prayer Focus
Truth and racial reconciliation
WORSHIP LEADER RESOURCES
Just ask! We are committed to assisting local worship leaders to excel in bringing God the glory He deserves. Excellence in the worship arts involves more than just song selection and rehearsal.
For any of our original music, we provide the following items at no cost to Pastors and Worship Leaders upon request.
We provide "chord over lyric" song charts for all of our released original music, allowing you to play each song as written by the author and composer.
Instrumental tracks can provide backing for your praise team, choir or worship leader. Additionally, instrumental tracks can be used to supplement your band or as a training tool for the entire team.
Lyric videos can provide an important ambiance before, after nor between services. Additionally, lyric videos can be run in synch with your rendition of of the original song, providing a high level of professionalism during the corporate worship experience, allowing the congregation and worshipers to read lyrics directly from A/V screens.