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BIOGRAPHY
SOULFUL, PASSIONATE and ENGAGING, Evyn Charles delivers superb vocals and positive music with an extensive repertoire of cover songs and originals
Growing up in a cultural Gumbo pot outside Paris, France, Evyn Charles was immersed in the sounds of the world. He played violin in a classical orchestra, bass in a Reggae band, and has never stopped singing…
Right out of high-school, he played music at Club Med resorts, starting to refine what would turn into his trademark Soulful Beach Groove style, then obtaining an outstanding musical education at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
Following in the footsteps of Van Morrison, Bob Marley and Eva Cassidy, he combines infectious party songs with heart-tugging numbers.
His prodigious repertoire covers practically every genre and era, or as he likes to explain “I play songs that people like.”
A typical performance will travel from Sinatra to Surf guitar, Kenny Chesney to Foo Fighters, with a side trip in his native French and some Irish favorites! He also has a wonderful quieter side and can provide instrumental guitar music.
Equally at home on a solo acoustic guitar, with a duo, trio or his band A La Plage, Evyn performs at weddings, parties and special events as well as venues ranging from neighborhood restaurants and country clubs to festivals.
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MUSICAL GENRES & SPECIALTIES
SOUFLFUL BEACH GROOVE—Evyn's trademark style is a fun, laid-back, and tuneful interpretation of Pop and Rock favorites.

COUNTRY—Country music is a treasure trove of great songs. A "song guy" first and foremost, Evyn has perfected an awesome repertoire of popular contemporary hits by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, and Blake Shelton, along with timeless classics from George Strait, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash!

STANDARDS & JAZZ—Classics from the Great American Songbook by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and contemporary crooners like Josh Groban, Harry Connick and Michael Bublé. Evyn attended Berklee College of Music, where countless renowned Jazz artists have been trained. He has performed at events for Smooth Jazz radio station 94.7FM The Wave.

REGGAE, DANCE and SOUL—Timeless gems by Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson to Alicia Keys, Sade and Sting. Evyn started his professional musical career as a back up musician for dance and R&B Soul bands.

FAVORITE FRENCH SONGS—Born and raised in France until age 17, the bilingual "Monsieur Evyn" presents a charmingly authentic Chanson experience! He is also an accomplished French voice-over artist and studio singer.

IRISH MUSIC—Evyn toured and performed with musicians from Dublin, Ireland. Part of his family is from the Celtic Bretagne region of France, where he spent much of his childhood. Those experiences left him with a deep appreciation for the music, along with a sizable repertoire.

INSTRUMENTALS—from Classical to Pop, sometimes the perfect soundtrack need no words.

CUSTOM SONGS—An accomplished composer and songwriter, Evyn will gladly write–or learn–a song for your event!
HIGHLIGHTS & NOTABLE VENUES
PERFORMANCES
  • 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS–French voice during Pharrell Williams’ performance
  • ACURA MOTORS–various events
  • AL STEWART ("The Year of the Cat")–opening set
  • BASTILLE DAY FRENCH FESTIVAL, Los Angeles
  • BREAK–Movie with Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Charles Durning, and more. Prominently showcasing an original song and screen appearances by Evyn
  • CECILIO & KAPONO (renowned Hawaiian duo)–opening set
  • CITY OF HOPE CANCER HOSPITAL, Los Angeles
  • OYSTER & BEER IRISH FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO–with band Sally’s Gap from Dublin, Ireland
  • PARKVIEW VILLAGE STREET FAIR, Long Beach
  • REDONDO PIER SUMMER OF MUSIC
  • STEVIE WONDER–opening set as part of Sickle Cell Marathon benefit concert
  • SIMI VALLEY TOWN CENTER
  • TOYOTA INTERNATIONAL–various events
  • WESTWOOD FOLK FESTIVAL–appeared with musical luminaries Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dan Bern and Ted Hawkins
  • 94.7 "THE WAVE" SUNDAY BRUNCH–various
  • KFWB 980 Business Rock Stars show
  • 95.5 KLOS Local Licks show
VENUES
  • BEL AIR BEACH CLUB, Santa Monica
  • BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL, Beverly Hills
  • CLUB MED RESORTS, Various
  • HILTON WATERFRONT RESORT, Huntington Beach
  • HYATT REGENCY, Huntington Beach
  • JONATHAN CLUB, Santa Monica
  • MALIBU WEST BEACH CLUB, Malibu
  • MAYA HOTEL, Long Beach
  • PELICAN HILL RESORT, Newport Coast
  • SLIP BAR & EATERY, Redondo Beach
  • SOFITEL HOTEL, Beverly Hills
  • SPAGHETTINI’S, Seal Beach
  • TONY’S ON THE PIER, Redondo Beach
  • W HOTEL, Los Angeles
AND MANY MORE…
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