The Left Banke
The Left Banke is an American baroque pop band that was formed in New York City in 1965. Known for their unique sound and intricate arrangements, the group gained popularity with hits like "Walk Away Renée" and "Pretty Ballerina." Although they disbanded in 1969, The Left Banke has reformed multiple times over the years, including reunions in 1971, 1978, 2011–2012, and most recently in 2015. Tragically, *singer and founding member* passed away on January 14, 2020. Despite this loss, it remains uncertain if the band will continue without him.
With their lush harmonies and orchestral elements, The Left Banke's music falls within the genre of baroque pop. They were known for pushing boundaries by incorporating classical influences into their songs while maintaining a catchy pop sensibility. Their distinctive style influenced many artists who followed them.
If you enjoy The Left Banke's music, you may also appreciate similar artists such as Emitt Rhodes, The Beau Brummels, The Cyrkle, Harpers Bizarre, and The Millennium. These bands share a similar sound and era with *The Left Banke*, making them great choices for fans of nostalgic baroque pop.