Being authentic in a cookie cutter industry is a difficult task….especially at 16. A musician by trade, Evan Cole’s contemporary soul sound is a resurgence of his music idols that blend subtle rhythms that make your feet tap away, your bottom lip inch out, and your body gyrate to the deep cadence. With today’s emphasis on vocal heavy top line, Evan steers away from the normal boy band pop iconic megatrend and instead punctuates his music with weighing beats and rhythm, reminiscent of the ergonomic feel of an Otis Redding…a Bill Withers or perhaps a combo of the dynamic duo of Elton John & Billy Joel.
Raised in St Louis Missouri, the jump blues/piano based city spawned its way into some of the retro piano sounds that Evan enjoys parading in his energized performances. One of the few musicians whose busking license is frayed around the edges with use, Evan has 1000+ appearances on the streets of the world to a well-deserved fan base.
One of the youngest contestants on American Idol to receive the golden ticket, his appearance fast tracked his career introducing him to music industry savvy at an early start….and his teen idol good looks didn’t hurt. But the most significant sector of Evan Cole’s life is not his music, not his Billy Joelesque entertainment factor, and not his 3 octave strong vocals pitch perfect within a well-told story. More pervasive than his strong desire to resurrect true musicianship, is his generosity, his charitable heart that he extends to all who meet him.
Evan’s first EP will rotate its’ five song launch in the summer of 2017.