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Evyn Charles grew up in a cultural gumbo pot outside Paris, France, where he was immersed in the sounds of the world. He is bilingual and speaks unaccented standard French and American English. 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.

Bookings and other info, please email: evyncharles@yahoo.com
or phone: 310-291-5534

WORK SAMPLES DESCRIPTION
PHARRELL WILLIAMS-HAPPY • 2015 Grammy Awards

Pharrell Williams performance Happy at Grammys... by TheBestViews

Evyn provided the French voice-over and translation for the beginning of Pharrell’s performance at the 57th Grammy Awards!
LE REGARD DE L’AMOUR
Composer Steve Edwards hired Evyn to sing the lead vocal on this song in the classic style of Charles Trénet.

More info at 5 Alarm Music
QUELQUES ÉLÉMENTS
French version of "A Few Elements," a song written and performed by Evyn for language learning software Kids Bee Smart.

More info at Google Play Store
BONJOUR
French version of "Good Morning," a song written and performed by Evyn for language learning software Kids Bee Smart.

More info at Google Play Store

BASTILLE DAY LA

Evyn is often hired to perform some of the most beloved French songs of all time. This concert at Bastille Day LA included Jaques Dutronc’s "Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’éveille," Alain Souchon’s "Allo Maman, Bobo," Gérard Lenorman’s "La Balade Des Gens Heureux," Laurent Voulzy’s "Belle Ile-En-Mer," and Michel Fugain’s "Une Belle Histoire."
LA MER-Charles Trénet

A young man proposes marriage to his girlfriend—of course, this was pre-arranged☺—while Evyn sings "La Mer" by Charles Trénet. She said yes! The English adaptation of this song was made world-famous by Bobby Darin as "Beyond The Sea."
AUX CHAMPS ELYSÉES-Joe Dassin

Evyn’s repertoire includes some of the most beloved French songs of all time, like "Aux Champs Élysées" by Joe Dassin.
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR-English and French

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is one of the songs Evyn adapted in French, arranged and recorded as the composer/music director for language learning software Kids Bee Smart; he performed all the parts.

More info at Google Play Store
WE ARE SHAPES-English and French

French version of "We Are Shapes," one of the songs Evyn wrote and recorded as the composer/music director for language learning software Kids Bee Smart; he performed all the parts.

More info at Google Play Store
CHANSONS DE TOUJOURS-Concerts in French
Chers amis, how about some French chansons for your next event? I was born and raised outside Paris, France, and am thrilled to offer some of the best songs in my native language :) A bientôt!
A LA CLAIRE FONTAINE, Traditional
L'AIGLE NOIR, Barbara
ALLÔ MAMAN BOBO, Alain Souchon
AUX CHAMPS ELYSÉES, Joe Dassin
LA BALLADE DES GENS HEUREUX, Gérard Lenorman
BELLE ILE EN MER, Laurent Voulzy
LA BOHÈME, Charles Aznavour
C'EST SI BON, Standard
CHANSON POUR L'AUVERGNAT, Georges Brassens
COMME D'HABITUDE, Claude François
LA COMPLAINTE DU PHOQUE, Beau Dommage
LES COPAINS D'ABORD, Georges Brassens
COULEUR MENTHE A L'EAU, Eddy Mitchell
L’ÉTÉ INDIEN, Joe Dassin
LES FEUILLES MORTES, Traditional
HYMNE A L'AMOUR, Edith Piaf
IL EST CINQ HEURES, PARIS S'EVEILLE, Jacques Dutronc
LA JAVANAISE, Serge Gainsbourg
JE L'AIME A MOURIR, Francis Cabrel
JE REVIENDRAI À MONTRÉAL, Robert Charlebois
LA MALADIE D'AMOUR, Michel Sardou
LA MER, Charles Trénet
MON VIEUX, Daniel Guichard
LES MOTS BLEUS, Christophe
NE ME QUITTES PAS, Jacques Brel
LE PETIT BONHEUR, Félix Leclerc
LE PETIT JARDIN, Jacques Dutronc
POUR LE PLAISIR, Herbert Léonard
QUE JE T'AIME, Johnny Hallyday
SAN FRANCISCO, Maxime Le Forestier
SANTIANO, Hughes Aufray
LE SOLEIL ET LA LUNE, Charles Trénet
SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS, Traditional
LE SUD, Nino Ferrer
UNE BELLE HISTOIRE, Michel Fugain
LA VIE EN ROSE, Edith Piaf
Y A D’LA JOIE, Charles Trénet
and more...

Soulful, passionate and engaging, Evyn Charles delivers superb vocals, great guitar playing, and positive music with an extensive repertoire of all-time favorites sung by a native-born Frenchman.

Bookings and other info, please email: evyncharles@yahoo.com
or phone: 310-291-5534
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