Mike Evin performs at Triumph Coffee in Vernon Friday

Mike Evin brings fall tour to Vernon

Toronto-based artist Mike Evin arrives in Vernon Friday to give an intimate show at Triumph Coffee on 30th Avenue.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Holding his new album, Life As A Lover, in one hand and his suitcase in the other, singer-songwriter Mike Evin has embarked on his 30-date tour from coast to coast.

The Toronto-based artist arrives in Vernon Friday to give an intimate show at Triumph Coffee on 30th Avenue.

Evin released Life As A Lover, his fifth studio album, Aug. 28 and kicked off his  tour in Kitchener, Ont.

For his Canadian dates, Evin has teamed up with the charity International Justice Mission, a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.

Evin has also recently released a video for his latest single, Al Green, and said the experience of recording the video was one that will last in his memory.

“This was a magical day at Charmaine’s Place, one of my favourite places in Toronto. I invited some of the best singers I know, who also happen to be great friends. We warmed up for two hours by singing a bunch of Motown, Stax and reggae songs. We have all this on tape and I hope to release more later on,” said Evin. “The best part for me was introducing my friends to Charmaine’s Place and to Zephie, Charmaine’s husband, who’s an old-school Jamaican musician. He played a big part in making everyone come alive that day.”

Life as a Lover was produced by Juno-nominated Howie Beck (Feist, Walk Off The Earth, Hannah Georgas) and features the first single, Have I Ever Loved, as well as the catchy follow up, Al Green.

Drawing from influences as varied as Ben Folds and Michael Jackson, Evin weaves hook-laden melodies, playful vocals, and driving grooves to create danceable pop gems and hopeful musings on life and love.

Evin has shared the stage with the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Dan Mangan, Sarah Harmer and Amy Millan of Stars, and will be joined by drummer Ian MacKay (Basia Bulat) for his fall tour.

Their performance at Triumph Coffee, 3401-A 30th Ave., starts Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

 

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