Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Gino has been fooling around with the drums since he was 8 years old and took it up seriously at the age of 15. He is the son of Louiz Banks, India 's legendary jazz pianist and composer. He toured Australia and China with his fathers' indo-jazz fusion band SANGAM playing percussion when he was just 9 years old.

Gino is a versatile musician, this trait leads him to perform and record with artists and bands of all types of genres. Artists like his father Louiz Banks, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Rashid Khan,the late great U.Srinivas, Fazal Qureshi, Taufiq Qureshi, Bikram Ghosh, Pt. Vikku Vinayakram, Sanjay Divecha and Karl Peters; to Bollywood sessions and gigs with A.R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal-Shekhar, Amit Trivedi, Pritam, and Hariharan; to fusion groups ARKA, Niladri Kumar, Rakesh Chaurasia's RAF, Ravi Chary Crossing, Mekaal Hasan Band, Ananthaal, Dhruv Ghanekar, Amaan & Ayaan Ali Khan and Bala Bashkar; to pop/rock/blues bands like Indus Creed, Blackstrat Blues, Soulmate, Manasi Scott, Gary Lawyer, Baiju Dharmajan, Suneeta Rao, Skinny Alley, Joe Alvares and Shefali Alvares. He has performed with international musicians like Mike Stern, Guthrie Govan, Tony Lakatos, George Brooks, The Maske Trio, Leni Stern, Jay Oliver, Angela Hagenbach, Jonas Desai, Carl Clements and The Maske Trio As well as with Dance Troupes like Pt. Birju Maharaj's Kathak Group, Aditi Bhagwat and Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company and many more. >>>