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After growing up on a healthy diet of classic rock

and metalcore, James played in several bands

with the local bogans in Palmerston North, New Zealand, throughout his teens.

He then went on to complete

a Jazz Performance honours degree on

the drum kit at The New Zealand School of Music

Te Kōkī in his early 20’s. 


Near the end of his studies he returned to his heavier roots by joining Banks Arcade and moving to Melbourne with the band. 


After securing a record deal with UNFD, James and Banks Arcade have begun to make a name for themselves in the Australian heavy music scene and beyond.


They are now preparing for a packed schedule of festival performances, studio recording and touring across the UK, AUS and NZ throughout the remainder of 2022 - plus the upcoming release of their debut album through UNFD.

  • Banks Arcade
  • Banks Arcade
  • Banks Arcade



james feekes

banks arcade

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