Evan Taubenfeld

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Evan Taubenfeld
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Background information
Birth name Evan David Taubenfeld
Born (1983-06-27) June 27, 1983 (age 31)[citation needed]
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Origin Baltimore, Maryland. U.S.
Genres Pop punk,[1] pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, executive music director
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sire/Warner Bros.
Associated acts Avril Lavigne, The Black List Club, Spinfire, Ditch Ruxton, Secondhand Serenade, Stereopony
Website evantonline.com

Evan David Taubenfeld (born June 27, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for being Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist, music director and frequent collaborator. Taubenfeld's debut album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club, was released on May 18, 2010 on Warner Bros Records.[2]

Early life[edit]

Taubenfeld was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Mark and Ami Taubenfeld, who ran a catering business. He has two siblings, a younger brother Drew (b. 1984), who is the guitarist in Selena Gomez & The Scene, and a younger sister, Annie (b. 1990). Taubenfeld went to the McDonogh School.[3] He taught himself guitar by learning to play "Come As You Are" by Nirvana[citation needed] . He has also been in a band named Spinfire.

Career[edit]

Taubenfeld received a phone call from Josh Sarubin, inviting him to audition for a new talent he just signed, a young Canadian named Avril Lavigne. Taubenfeld remained Lavigne's music director, lead guitarist until September 2004; when he was given his own recording contract.[4] Taubenfeld is a frequent collaborator of Lavigne's including "Don't Tell Me" "Hot" "Innocence" and many more songs from three different albums of hers.[5] In 2008, Taubenfeld produced two tracks for rapper Tyga's debut album No Introduction, "Press 7" and "First Timers", the latter of which he was also featured in. Taubenfeld's first single, "Boy Meets Girl", was released in March 2009. He was the executive musical director for the short lived MTV show Kaya. Taubenfeld also had a role in the series, Private, as Blake Pearson. On July 26, 2009 Taubenfeld joined Metro Station, Mayday Parade on his second tour as a solo artist. Taubenfeld's Christmas single, "Merry Swiftmas (Even Though I Celebrate Chanukah)" debuted at #59 on the Hot Country Songs chart. His album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club was released in May 2010. He re-teamed with Lavigne and co-wrote several songs on her 2011 album, Goodbye Lullaby. Taubenfeld performs the bridge vocals on Lavigne's track "Push". Evan also co-wrote a song for The Used album "Vulnerable" the fifth track "SHINE". In 2012 while helping produce songs for the Japanese band Stereopony, they collaborated and subsequently dubbed them self "Evanpony". Taubenfeld presently runs Crush Music Publishing, a music publishing joint venture between Songs Publishing and Crush Management.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Heat
[7]
Welcome to the Blacklist Club 41

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[8]
"Boy Meets Girl"[9] 2009 Welcome to the Blacklist Club
"Merry Swiftmas (Even Though I Celebrate Chanukah)" 59 non-album song
"Pumpkin Pie" 2010 Welcome to the Blacklist Club
"Best Years of Our Lives" (featuring Avril Lavigne) 2011 non-album song
"Song 1" 2012 non-album song
"Claire" 2013 non-album song
"Still In Love Somehow" non-album song

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Avril Lavigne: My World Himself Lead Guitarist / Musical Director

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 KAYA Himself Executive Musical Director
2009 Private Blake Pearson Missing in episodes 1 and 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allmusic.com/artist/evan-taubenfeld-p664537
  2. ^ "Official website". Evan Taubenfeld. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore native has unlikely hit with Taylor Swift parody, 'Merry Swiftmas' - Baltimore Sun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  4. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: Evan Taubenfeld". AMG. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.EvanTonline.com.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.EvanTonline.com.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Evan Taubenfeld Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Morris, Edward (December 19, 2009). "Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Still Reside in Their Chart Penthouses". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ About to pop Evan Taubenfeld Popeater

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