Sunday Selection – SIAN EVANS : 24 May 2009

LifeMusicMedia’s Sunday Selection is your weekly view to a new or emerging Queensland Artist

Sian Evans    “Sure Sian’s Got a wonderful voice, dextrous guitar chops, lyrical prowess, is a looker and charming as hell……..but what about the positives?” – Tim Rogers……….

Thriving on the complexities of human behaviour and the simplicities of beauty in a philosophical shade. Moved by moments of magic. Excited by the possibilities of endless rhyming sequences created through rolling vals and syllabic rhythms. Best depicted as a contemporary synthesis of Urban Folk-Funk and Twisted Gypsy Jazz, it’s the new black of the evolving Australian Blues and Roots culture.

Born in FNQ, singer/songwriter Sian Evans has played numerous gigs along the East coast with an array of musicians big and small. Supporting the likes of Ash Grunwald, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, and guest with Clare Bowditch in her short career.

Currently existing in a sub-genre of urban folk, Twisted Gypsy jazz, with a fusion of acoustic rhythm and blues, hints of mo-town, Dinky Ragtime and Reggae, her influences range as diverse as Fiona Apple, Ani Difranco and Michelle Shocked, to Aussie artists Hill Top Hoods, George, The Waifs, and JBT.

Band Members: Sian Evans: Vox,guitar
And the Shamrock Symphony consisting of ………..many!

Influences: Michelle shocked, Ani Difranco, Jack johnson, The waifs, early john butler, Fiona Apple, George, Jewel, Hill Top Hoods, Bob marley, Nora Jones, Shirley Bassy

Sounds Like: it’s a fiona apple, meets michelle shocked, meets ani difranco with the waifs on reggae and rhymes twisted Gypsy.

Some upcoming gigs:
26 May 2009 6:00 PM – Music Kafe Brisbane, Queensland
30 May 2009 6:00 PM – The Black Star Cafe, West End
31 May 2009 2:00 PM – The Globe Theatre Brisbane
12 Jun 2009 5:30 PM – Queen St mall
16 Jun 2009 6:00 PM – Music Kafe Brisbane, Queensland
Check Sian’s MySpace for all tour details