Demi Evans in Paris, 2006
|Associated acts||Jean-Jacques Milteau|
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, although she is relatively unknown in the US. She is known in the European jazz for her voice.
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 issues her first album « Why Do You Run » in the spring of 2006 and since then is touring the French and European jazz festivals 
In 2007 she sings in the famous French music hall Olympia.
- Fragile - singer on the album by Jean-Jacques Milteau - Universal
- Live, Hot 'n Blue - singer and lyricist on the album by Jean-Jacques Milteau - Universal
- Why do you run - 2006 - Iris musique
- Biography on the web site of Iris Musique
- Review of the album Fragile La Dépêche Bernard Lescure - January 17, 2006
- Nice Jazz Festival: Erykah Badu, la soul music du 21e siècle 20 minutes - report of Demi Evans performance at the Nice Jazz Festival - 20 July 2006
- Fragile page on the Official Universal Music Web Site
- Live, Hot 'n Blue page on the Official Universal Music Web Site
- Why do you run page on the Iris web site
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