Demi Evans

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Demi Evans
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Demi Evans in Paris, 2006
Background information
Born North Dallas
Genres Jazz
Occupations Vocalist, lyricist
Associated acts Jean-Jacques Milteau
Website www.myspace.com/demievans

Demi Evans (real name is Demetrious Evans) is an American vocalist and lyricist from Dallas, Texas, who is heavily marketed in Western Europe and especially France as a famous blues singer,[1] although she is relatively unknown in the US. She is known in the European jazz for her voice.

Biography[edit]

From the biography on her French language web site

Demi Evans was born in the 60s in North Dallas. She was raised by her grand mother, herself a singer in the clubs of Dallas. This gives young Demi the opportunity to meet singers such as Johnnie Taylor.

Demi helps her grandmother by working every evening at the Dallas Morning News as young as 14, till her grandmother decides to move to California.

In Los Angeles, she is recruited by a model agency, and can pay with her wages her acting studies.

She moves to New York in the middle of the 80s, where she starts performing in cabarets where she performs comedy acts, imitating Grace Jones, which give her a small fame. As a singer and model, she gets to visit Europe, modeling for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix in Paris, Milano or Vienna.

She moves to Germany where she works with Sven Väth, a famous DJ. She releases a few pop singles which have a small success and she starts working with Stevie Wonder, moving back to the US. She drops modeling and starts a career as singer and lyricists, moving back to Europe.

In Summer 1995, she has a major car accident whilst at the wheel of a Ferrari Testarossa in Monaco.

She takes a long time to recover. She decides to live in paris and she works with drummer Paco Séry. She becomes working in France with Fred Morisset, a collaborator of Raymond Devos

She works in the group of Jean-Jacques Milteau[2] who helps her in her creative process.

She issues her first album « Why Do You Run » in the spring of 2006 and since then is touring the French and European jazz festivals [3]

In 2007 she sings in the famous French music hall Olympia.

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