|Birth name||Shane Evans|
|Born||April 26, 1970|
|Genres||Alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge|
|Associated acts||Marching Two-Step
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Evans was raised in Stockbridge, Georgia. After graduating from Stockbridge High School, he began his career as a professional drummer for the band Marching Two-Step, which included Michele Rhea Caplinger, Ed Roland and Matt Serletic. The band performed local gigs for a few years, but never managed to grow beyond the club scene.
Evans performed on half of the tracks featured on Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, an album consisting of Ed Roland's songwriting demos. Roland initially intended to sell the songs to a publishing company and had no immediate plans of forming a band out of it. However, the song "Shine" became an underground hit due to college radio, and Roland agreed to perform live shows. Roland enlisted his brother Dean (rhythm guitar), Ross Childress (guitar), Will Turpin (bass) and Evans (drums) in what would be the first official lineup of Collective Soul. Atlantic Records signed them to a contract and re-released Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid in 1994. That same year, they were invited to perform at Woodstock '94.
With Collective Soul
- Studio albums
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1993||Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid||15||—||—||5||46|
- Compilation albums
|2001||Seven Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001
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