From the streets of Long Beach emerges a strong, powerful, soulful, independent R&B artist and entrepreneur. Standing at six foot six, La-Ty Banks, A.K.A. ‘TY Tha Sanger,’ and known as TY to family, releases a mixture of R&B as well as rap, in a way never done by any other artist. With ten underground albums released since 2004, his most recent works, ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Devoted’ have created a buzz throughout the Los Angeles and Long Beach area. Set to release his new single, ‘This is Me’, in September of 2017, TY is carving his niche and shining as a leading progressive voice and new face of independent R&B.
Although inspired and motivated by black entertainers such as Michael Jackson, TY is musically self-taught and came up on the streets. Growing up in the system, in and out of numerous group homes while dodging gang and drug violence impacted him in many ways and pushes him to be a positive figure for today’s youth. His work ethic and humble attitude separates him from the masses and his thought provoking lyrics without excessive profanity defines good character. TY presents work written exclusively by himself and sung with sincerity and passion, reflecting all dimensions of human emotion. He writes on real life struggles, community needs, bouts with faith, failure in love and relationships, domestic and world politics, and the obstacles today’s independent artists face.
TY’s lyrics are rooted in a deep comprehension and awareness of the hurt and pain that people suffer in the world around him. He has seen up close and personal the problems that his music addresses such as poverty, drug and alcohol addicted, black on black crime, and child neglect and abuse. His empathy for the human condition translates into lyrics and melodies with the capacity to heal the soul. Through his music, TY hopes to raise community accountability to address and combat the growing needs of the youth. He is motivated to achieving his dreams of creating a school for at risk youth to help teach music and currently runs a Teaching Youth Music Workshop in Los Angeles County.
Ty’s driving purpose is to give what he never had, a role model for youth to look up to, and a positive outlet to encourage creativity and individuality. He has witnessed the decay of Independent R&B and Hip Hop and works diligently to bring back story-telling through song and positive values with his music. For the past ten plus years, TY has sold between 10-20 cd’s a day off several Long Beach, LA, and Carson corners including the shopping center at the intersection of Atlantic and Artesia Blvd. He has over thousands of fans combines with his social media accounts. He has also performed at many venues such as The House of Blues off Sunset opening up for El DeBarge, Belasco Theater opening up for Lloyd, Club Vice & Club Lavida in Hollywood and Club Cohiba in Long Beach. In addition to the new record, he is attending college to receive a degree in business and works with many social, and youth based initiatives to raise community awareness. TY has opened up for such artist as El DeBardge, Lloyd, Colby O Donis, to Mann, with fans and a strong support system to follow him. His music is guaranteed to please people of all ages. R&Bs future….wide range of vocals,with a sexy soulful sound. For Contact and Booking email: email@example.com or call 562-416-8285