Mike Evin

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Mike Evin
Origin Montreal, Quebec
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Piano, keyboards, guitar, singing
Years active 2001-present
Website www.mikeevin.com

Mike Evin is a Canadian singer-songwriter based out of Toronto, Ontario. He has relocated several times to several different cities, including his original hometown of Montreal,[1][2] and Halifax.[3] Evin's primary instrument is the piano and keyboard instruments, though also plays guitar and certain other instruments.

Evin has released five albums and one E.P. since 2001. His second album, I'll Bring The Stereo, was co-produced by Barenaked Ladies bassist Jim Creeggan, and his brother, former Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Andy Creeggan. Both play on the album, along with a host of notable Canadian musicians; Tyler Stewart and Kevin Hearn, also of Barenaked Ladies, Kurt Swinghammer, Dave Matheson, Gary Breit, and Ian McLauchlan, among others.

His subsequent albums and EP have featured production from the acclaimed Don Kerr, Brad Jones, and Howie Beck. Evin also co-produced his third album, Good Watermelon with recording engineer Paul Forgues.

Evin has performed live both solo, and with numerous combinations of backing musicians. In the mid-to-late-2000s, Evin toured with his own piano - a small 64-key upright he named "Beatrice".[4]

In February 2009, he invited as an artist on the Barenaked Ladies' cruise, Ships and Dip V. He performed several shows backed by the Creeggan brothers, and Tyler Stewart. He was invited back for a second time on the following cruise (dubbed Ships and Dip 4) in February 2011.

Discography[edit]

  • The January Muse (2001)
  • I'll Bring The Stereo (2005)
  • Let's Slow It Down (E.P.) (2007)
  • Good Watermelon (2009)
  • Do You Feel The World? (2011)
  • Life As A Lover (2015)
  • With Love From Cuba (E.P.) (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piano Pop with Mike Evin and Co. The Torontoist, September 26, 2006. Accessed March 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Mike Evin Blog: Back In Montreal written March 10, 2009; accessed March 12, 2009.
  3. ^ Uhntraal, Roche. Tuesday Twang, The Coast, September 6, 2007. Accessed March 12, 2009. "[...] and newcomer Mike Evin are among the many locals also scheduled to hit the stage during the event. 'Mike Evin is amazing,' says Ewenson. 'He just moved to town and he is unstoppable.'"
  4. ^ Mike Evin CDBaby page Accessed March 12, 2009.