What’s In Store For Wayne Banks

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What about Wayne Banks?

Born in Nottingham in February 1970, bass guitarist Wayne Banks has been a regular face on the touring circuit for over two decades. Playing bass from the age of 14, Wayne was keen to get into the music industry early, joining a small school band before he owned a bass to play with. With musical influences beginning with local music legend and bass playing uncle Johnny Mayhem, Wayne was introduced to the legendary strummings of John Entwistle, Jack Bruce and Jaco Pastorius, and his talents were later cultivated further by influences from bassists such as Steve Harris, Flea, Rocco Prestia and Billy Sheehan. Aside from his vast worldwide touring, recording, TV and radio appearance experiences and more, the self-taught bassist studied in London at The London College of Music with session heroes’ Joe Hubbard and Rob Burns, and graduated with a Bachelor of music degree in 2001.

The Musical Career of Wayne Banks

After landing his first professional gig at the age of 20, Wayne played bass for iconic British thrash metal band Sabbat, who featured the now-acclaimed metal producer, Andy Sneap. Together the two members went on to form unsuccessful metal band Godsend in 1993, before parting ways late in 1994. From here Wayne returned to the session scene; touring with many bands, artists and big names across the many genres of music.

At the height of Wayne’s career, he played session bass guitar for legendary Bee Gee’s member Robin Gibb as part of his solo band. Working together from 2003 right up until Robin tragically died in 2012, he featured on Robin’s 2004 CD/DVD release ‘Robin Gibb Live with the Neue Philarmonie Frankfurt Orchestra’, 2005 double CD release ‘Robin Gibb Magnet tour edition’ and the 2011 release ‘Robin Gibb Live with The Danish National Orchestra’.

Recording and touring with other legendary names, such as producer Micky Most at RAK studios, original AC/DC front-man Dave Evans and ex-Iron Maiden front-man Blaze Bayley, Wayne has also enjoyed touring success with bands Brazen Abbot, Saxon, Persian Risk, Messiah’s Kiss and Holy Mother.

To further add to his wealth of talents, Wayne is also one part of musical trio ‘HOOF’ (along with his brother Jason), an alternative/rock band who are famous for an improvisational style. Among the musical genres that comprise HOOF’s influences, humour and political statements are rife within the overall message. During their ten year reign to date, HOOF have provided soundtrack and film scores, as well as incidental and theme music for big name brands such as Ripcurl, Billabong, Red Bull and more.

What’s in Store for Wayne Banks?

As far as the future goes, Wayne is currently still working as a session bassist, writing and recording TV incidental and theme music for a wide array of genres and working with HOOF. He has also been working on (and has released) a new album on Massacre records with band Messiah’s Kiss, who also feature his brother Jason, on guitar.

Marc Gafni – In Every Stitch

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In Every Stitch (from Marc Gafni the Mystery of Love)

It was the middle of the 19th century[i]. Heaven was joyous, hell was in an uproar, for it seems that one Hanoch the Shoemaker was about to usher in the Messiah. The Master of Rishin, tells the story to his disciples something like this,

“Hanoch the shoemaker used to sit every day intent in the stitching of his leather shoes. It was known that with every stitch Hanoch was ‘meyached yichudim elyonim.’ That is, he was unifying higher unities. Now ‘yichudim’, my holy disciples, in Kabbalah always means ‘zivug’ (coupling). {Zivug is an ultimate erotic term. It refers not to the sexual person, but to the cosmic love affair between the masculine God presence and the feminine Shechina presence. A love affair brought about by human action.}

Now the strange secret of the story, my holy community, is that Hanoch wasn’t doing anything which should have caused such ecstatic yichudim. He wasn’t fulfilling any religious commandment, he was engaged in no ritual or pious act.

“Perhaps,” said one of the disciples, “he was meditating on a passage of Zohar as he stitched.” Another chimed in, “Perhaps he was doing the spiritual exercises of Luria’s Kabbalah which cause pleasure above?”

“No, nothing of the sort,” replied the master.

“Then what was he doing while he stitched?” pressed the disciples.

“Nothing!” responded the master with a slight smile. “Hanoch was doing nothing…nothing other than being fully inside in every single stitch.”

“Fully inside in every stitch?!” Duly impressed, the eager disciples now had another confusion. “So then, Master, why is it that the Messiah has not yet announced his arrival?”

[i] ((*One vignette the mystics* like to tell appears in the Hebrew mystical literature of the 19th century See for example Michtav MeEliyhahu Vol. 1 Kunteres HaChaessed, Tract on Loving

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Dr Jonathan Ramsay

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Dr Jonathan Ramsay

Areas of interest
Testicular pain; Fertility / Infertility and assisted conception; Andrology; Vasectomy (including reversal)

Medical secretaries
Alison Lenny
4th Floor Charing Cross Hospital Fulham Palace Road LONDON W6 8RF
020 3311 7669

  • Consultant Urologist and Andrologist

    , Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s campus), Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospitals

  • Clinical Lead for Private Practise

    Imperial College Healthcare Trust

  • Director of Professional Affairs (London)

    Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Member intercollegite examining board in Urology
  • Past member Member Court of Examiners, RCS England

Medical training

Year qualified


  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical college
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • FRCS(Eng)


  • MS(London)


  • FRCS(Urol)


  • Senior Registrar in Urology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital


  • Consultant Urologist, Charing Cross Hospital


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Richard Tjiong – Doctors Duties

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Dr Richard Tjiong recently published an article on his website ( Dr Richard Tjiong ) outlining the duties doctors have in medical emergencies. here is an extract, taken from the introduction.

The medical profession has generally been held in high regards throughout the world, largely because of the humanistic and caring nature of the services they provide and their commitment to put the interest of their patients first and foremost. This commitment and the corresponding community expectation are founded on medical ethics and enforced within their licence to practise. Aspects of the English common law[i] also bind them to these obligations.

There is little dispute as to whom they owe their obligations to whilst they are on duty. When it comes to their obligations while they are off duty in situations of medical emergency, the licensing boards and the common law seem to have differing approaches.


You can see the full article here at Richard Tjong @ http://drrichardtjiong.com.au/

Australian publications: http://www.aussiepubs.com.au/uncategorized/richard-tjiong-on-trustee-misconduct

Richard Tjiong on NSW Medical Defence Union

Dr Tanveer Ahmed, Professor Andrew Jakubowicz and Ms Sandra Kanck “Politics, opinions & Ideas”

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UWS 2011 Open Forum Series
Should Australia Keep Growing?
Sustainability, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Guest speakers: Dr Tanveer Ahmed, psychiatrist and opinion columnist at the Sydney Morning Herald; Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney and Ms Sandra Kanck, National President of Sustainable Population Australia
16 February 2011

See more on Dr Tanveer Ahmed at:

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Or visit Dr Tanveer Ahmed’s website.