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Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born 27 March 1950) is a British composer, and multi-instrumentalist, who performs as a keyboardist and a guitarist. He is one of the founding members of progressive rock group Genesis and one of only two members (the other being bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford) who have been with Genesis throughout its entire history.

As a member of Genesis, Banks has been a pioneer in the use of a variety of keyboards, such the ARP Pro Soloist synthesiser, the Mellotron, the Yamaha CP-70 and the Hammond T-102 organ. Through most of the band's history, Banks was the leading force in Genesis' songwriting; although the group was often responsible as a whole for composing songs, his ideas were often the nucleus of their music, and he would frequently write lyrics as well. Outside of Genesis, Banks has enjoyed a modestly successful career in the world of film scoring, and a limited solo career as well. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Banks was born in East Hoathly, Sussex, England. He received classical training in piano, and taught himself to play guitar. He attended Charterhouse School where he met fellow pupil Peter Gabriel in 1963. Banks originally planned to study mathematics in higher education, and after Charterhouse he took a leave of absence from Sussex University to explore Genesis, and never returned.