When I was a kid my Dad took me to see The French Hell Drivers. All I wanted to do after that was drive a car on two wheels. Next I discovered the band Kiss, and now the only stunt driving I do is from behind the drum kit...
Evan is currently on the road with The Neil Cowley Trio promoting the bands highly acclaimed album, Loud, Louder, Stop which is the follow up to the 2005 release Displaced which won jazz album of the year at the BBC jazz awards.
Evan says "I love playing in the trio set up as it allows me more room to express myself. Sounds are very important in this group and I've had to put a lot of thought into which cymbals to use so as not to over power the other two acoustic instruments in the band. I found the perfect sounds in Zildjian's Custom Special Dry range.
"In my current set I'm using all Custom Special Dry cymbals. The sizes are 14" Hi-Hats, 18 and 16" crashes and a 21" ride. These cymbals are dark, warm and don't wash over the sound of the trio. Perfect."
Here are just some of the dates you can catch Evan at this summer. Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Brecon Jazz Festival, Death Jazz at the Roundhouse and Canal Street Jazz festival Norway.
Other artists to catch Evan with
Corrina Greyson www.myspace.com/corrinagreysonblues
Matt Schofield www.myspace.com/mattschofieldtrio