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Banners Biography

Michael Joseph Nelson, known under the stage name Banners, is an English musician from Liverpool, based in Toronto, Ontario. He has released three EPs and one full-length album, Where the Shadow Ends, which was released in 2019.History Nelson grew up singing in Liverpool Cathedral Choir and performed with the choir in various locations throughout Europe before deciding to start a solo career. In 2015, he relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from his native Liverpool, and contacted Canadian producer Stephen Kozmeniuk to work on his sound. Nelson released his debut single "Ghosts" in March 2015 under the stage name Raines. A music video for the song was directed by Christopher Ranson. ...
Michael Joseph Nelson, known under the stage name Banners, is an English musician from Liverpool, based in Toronto, Ontario. He has released three EPs and one full-length album, Where the Shadow Ends, which was released in 2019.

History

Nelson grew up singing in Liverpool Cathedral Choir and performed with the choir in various locations throughout Europe before deciding to start a solo career. In 2015, he relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from his native Liverpool, and contacted Canadian producer Stephen Kozmeniuk to work on his sound. Nelson released his debut single "Ghosts" in March 2015 under the stage name Raines. A music video for the song was directed by Christopher Ranson.

His second single, "Shine a Light", was released in August 2015 under the new moniker Banners. A music video for the song was directed by Christopher Ranson and released in October 2015. "Shine a Light" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Canada Rock chart, and number 71 on the Canadian Hot 100.

In December 2015, Spotify included Banners on its Spotlight list, which highlights 15 artists to watch in 2016. On 4 December, Banners released his third single "Start a Riot". The song peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart.

Banners signed with Island Records in 2016. His debut self-titled EP, produced by Kozmeniuk, was released on 15 January 2016 through Island Records. In addition to the three previously released singles, it included two new tracks: "Gold Dust" and "Back When We Had Nothing". The EP debuted at number 67 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart. On 22 January 2016, Capitol Records released a soundtrack album for the TV series The Royals, which included Banners' song "Half Light". On 27 January 2016, Banners made his television debut performing "Shine a Light" on ABC's show Jimmy Kimmel Live!. From 29 February to 31 March 2016, he joined American bands POP ETC and The Moth & The Flame for his first U.S. tour. On 3 June 2016, Banners released "Half Light" as a single.

On 24 July 2016, Banners performed at WayHome Music & Arts Festival. On July 31, 2016, he performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago. His single "Into the Storm", released on 16 September 2016, peaked at number 16 on the Canada Rock chart. The single "Holy Ground" was released as a single on November 18, 2016. The song's music video stars Ashley Greene. On 31 May 2017, Banners began touring with band Milky Chance in the US. On November 3, 2017, Banners released his second EP, Empires on Fire.

On October 4, 2019, Banners released his debut album, Where the Shadow Ends, on Island Records, featuring "Someone to You" and the singles "Where the Shadow Ends" with Young Bombs and "Got It In You". In September and October 2019, he went on a five-week headline tour across North America. In 2020, the single "Someone to You" received a resurgence in streaming following hundreds of thousands of TikTok creations, giving the song more than 200 million streams. It was certified Gold in Australia by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

On May 1, 2020, Banners released his third EP, Always Yours, on Island Records, with acoustic versions of previously released tracks, along with the new title track.

In popular culture

His song "Ghosts" was featured on season 5 episodes of both Suits and Teen Wolf. On 29 May 2017, the single "Start a Riot" was featured on the last episode of the second season of the TV series Lucifer.

The single "Shine a Light" was featured on the 7th episode of the first season of the TV series The Good Doctor, on the video game FIFA 16, the soundtrack of the 2017 movie The Space Between Us, and the 2018 film Beautiful Boy. The single was also featured near the end of the 2018 movie Love, Simon but was not included in the soundtrack of the same name.

In April 2018, Banners appeared on season 16 of the U.S. TV competition American Idol to perform two duets with contestants Ron Bultongez and Alyssa Raghu. He sang his own "Someone to You" with Bultongez and Coldplay's "Yellow" with Raghu.

In 2018 the single "Half Light" was featured in the trailer of the TV series New Amsterdam, and on an episode of the TV series The Royals.

In 2019, the single "Got It in You" was featured in the 17th episode of the second season of the US TV series The Good Doctor and in an episode of America's Got Talent. "Someone to You" is used in the 2019 movie After, in the trailer of the TV series Love, Victor, in a 2017 episode of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, and in a commercial for T-Mobile. It was also used in late 2020, season 17 of Grey's Anatomy, for the return of Derek Shepherd.

In 2021, the single "If I Didn't Have You" was used in the trailer of the second season of the show Love, Victor, making it the second time a Banners song was used for the show.

Other song releases

  • 2016: "Gold Dust"
  • 2016: "Back When We Had Nothing"
  • 2016: "Start a Riot (Thundatraxx Remix)"
  • 2016: "Start a Riot (Dave Edwards Remix)"
  • 2017: "Someone to You (Acoustic)"
  • 2017: "Firefly"
  • 2017: "Empires on Fire"
  • 2017: "Firefly (Acoustic)"
  • 2017: “Empires on Fire (Acoustic)”
  • 2018: “Someone To You - The DJ Mike D Mix” with DJ Mike D
  • 2018: “Let Go”
  • 2019: “Got It In You (Acoustic)”
  • 2019: “No One Knows Us (Acoustic)” with Carly Paige
  • 2020: “Where The Shadow Ends (Acoustic)”
  • 2020: “Always Yours”
  • 2021: "If I Didn't Have You"



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Banners Discography

  • 2015SingleGhosts
  • 2015SingleShine a Light
  • 2015SingleStart a Riot
  • 2016EPBanners
  • 2016SingleHalf Light
  • 2017EPEmpires On Fire
  • 2017SingleEmpires on Fire (Acoustic)
  • 2017SingleFirefly (Acoustic)
  • 2017SingleSomeone To You (Acoustic)
  • 2018SingleLet Go
  • 2018SingleSomeone To You (The DJ Mike D Mix)
  • 2019SingleGot It In You (Acoustic)
  • 2019SingleGot It in You
  • 2019SingleNo One Knows Us (Acoustic) [feat. Carly Paige]
  • 2019AlbumWhere the Shadow Ends
  • 2020EPAlways Yours
  • 2020SingleHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 2020EPSomebody to Someone
  • 2020EPSomeone To You
  • 2020EPStarlight In The Room
  • 2020EPThe Rise, The Fall
  • 2020AlbumWhere The Shadow Ends
  • 2020SingleWhere The Shadow Ends (Acoustic)
  • 2021SingleIf I Didn't Have You
  • 2021SingleSerenade
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