Hello SingingWorks Vocalists,
Check out his official video: https://youtu.be/QQxmO5rxMcE
We are delighted to finally be posting this write up about our talented Volunteer Mike Evin. He is a man of many talents and we are proud to share all that he has done. It’s an honour to have someone of his calibre volunteering with our SingingWorks & DramaWorks program. What a true joy he is to work with! We are happy to have you on board Mike.
The joyous spirit of piano-pop songwriter Mike Evin pulses through his music, uplifting and soulful. He’s earned a devoted following throughout North America, and among some of Canada’s most renowned musicians – like Barenaked Ladies and Ron Sexsmith.
The songs shine through the speakers on Evin’s fifth full-length album, Life As A Lover (released Fall 2015 in Canada) – an ode to finding new love and learning to live with loves past. Tastefully produced by JUNO-nominee Howie Beck (Feist, Walk Off the Earth, Hannah Georgas) in Evin’s current home base of Toronto, the album bounds through exuberant handclaps, funky finger-snaps, ohh la la backups and catchy synth lines.
In 2015, CBC Radio 2 called Evin the “next big thing”, and the lead single “Have I Ever Loved?” was among the Top 20 most played songs of 2015 on CBC Sonica. “Al Green” reached #1 on Sirius XM’s The Verge. The video for “Have I Ever Loved?” won hearts with its cast of seniors.
Following the release of his debut album, the always effervescent Barenaked Ladies were so taken by Evin’s energy that they took him under their collective wing and helped produce his second album, I’ll Bring The Stereo. They also introduced Evin to a whole new audience by inviting him to perform on their annual Ships & Dip music cruises.
Evin’s live show, solo or as a duo with drummer Ian MacKay (Basia Bulat), never fails to grab hold of a crowd. Over his travels of living in home-town Montreal, New York, Halifax and Toronto, Evin has shared stages with not only the beaten upright piano he’s toured with but Canadian colleagues such as Barenaked Ladies (twice a featured artist on their Ships & Dip), Sexsmith, Dan Mangan, Sarah Harmer, Royal Wood and Jill Barber. In the Fall of 2015, he and MacKay completed a 30 date tour across Canada and the US. Stay tuned for news on an international release and tour.
We have our order solidified now for our December 8th performance at 4:30 pm at Swansea Town Hall. Enjoy rehearsing when time permits!
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Here is an Update on What Our Participants Have Been Up Too in Singing-Works
SingingWorks Holiday Vocal Performance
Swansea Town Hall
As you may have heard our group is no longer performing at St. Olaves on November 29th. Amelia McAfee-Brunner will be performing as a solo artist at St. Olaves so if anyone would like to go on out to support her the performance begins at 5 pm.
We are still hosting our yearly Holiday Vocal Performance by SingingWorks which is scheduled to take place during our final class of the Fall term. It will take place on
Thursday, December 10th, 2015.
Where: Swansea Town Hall Community Centre in Council Chambers
95 Lavinia (Street Parking & Parking at back)
Vocalists Arrival Time: 3:45 pm (All Vocalists to be dressed in 1970’s outfit)
Performance – Audience entrance time: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
This years’ theme is “That 70’s show!” We will have light refreshments available and if you’d like to contribute we ask that you arrive 10 minutes early so we can distribute and arrange all the NUT FREE goodies accordingly. (Please label if your treats have any dairy ingredients). Our vocalists have a fun filled performance ready for you and we can’t wait to share it with you.
All are welcome to attend. Free admission (Cash or cheque donations are always welcome).
Let’s start the Holiday Season off with a festive evening of song and voice!