REVIEWS and TESTIMONIALS (www.evyncharles.com)
WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS and ANNIVERSARIES
I would like to share my wonderful experience of a very professional musician. He was scheduled to play one song at our wedding […] At the last minute, the morning of the wedding, we had to ask Evyn to do the entire wedding ceremony. Not only was he able to fill in, but he did a very great job. Many people complimented him directly or told us how well they enjoyed the music and his singing. He was very instrumental in giving us advice before, regarding the music for the ceremony. We were both very delighted that we had beautiful solos and music, which will be very memorable for the rest of our lives. His rendition of “Now I Do” rendered applause from our guests. Thank you Evyn for a very memorable and beautiful event.
Rich and Grace Bordwell
… Just wanted to let you know again how much we appreciated you and your band playing at our wedding. You were great, individually and collectively…
Heather and David Hanes
… We hired Evyn Charles and his band to play at our wedding reception last month. They were great! The variety of music they played was fantastic and their obvious skills as musicians was apparent. They had everyone on the dance floor and having a good time.
In short, we would recommend them to anyone for their wedding, party or other event...
Shari and Jerry Dressler
You were awesome at our wedding!!!
Rachel and John Marshall
Dear Evyn: Matt and I just got back from our honeymoon, and we just wanted to thank you so much for all you did for us at our wedding. Everyone gushed over your beautiful music for the wedding, and the processional song went perfectly. Your ability to improvise as needed was truly a blessing. I was so confident in your skills that I didn’t have to worry at all about the music coming together during the morning preparations for the wedding.
What luck it was that we met […] It all worked out so perfectly in the end…
Laura and Matt Sheehan
I can personally tell you that Evyn played our wedding and made it an unforgettable day! My friends and family, still to this day, comment on how great the band was! Not only is he professional, he’s an AMAZING artist! Book him!
Annie and Jason Van Pelt
The music was awesome Evyn. You made the night so wonderful... Thanks for everything!
Laura and Rudy Taute
Thanks again for an amazing and memorable musical addition to our daughter’s wedding. Please know that we are so thrilled with all the surprises that Karen and Eddie planned with you. It was wonderful and, as musicians ourselves, we enjoyed your talents on this very special day.
Evyn’s entertaining at my wedding reception as an MC and live solo guitarist was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. He showed up very early for set-up and was responsibly and collaborative an pre-event meetings. He played so well at the event people were dancing, clapping, and guests told me Evyn did a great job. I am so glad Evyn made the event so memorable and fun for me (the bride)!
Tess and Rob Stevenson
We loved having Evyn play at our wedding reception. He is a very talented guitarist. He was not familiar with one of our weddings songs so he took it upon himself to learn it.
Jennifer and Jon Roepke
Evyn Charles is super. He arrived our wedding party earlier and started to play after set up when waiting for guests coming. He is very professional, flexible and passionate. All our guests love his performance. My husband said that I did a great job of picking musician for our wedding party.
Thank you Evyn! You made my party and thanks for you make me worry free!
Tina Qiao and Jack Rose
Evyn did a wonderful job, he played guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour. He learned a few songs that we asked him to play for our ceremony, and he did a great job both adapting the songs and singing/performing them. The song he learned was a song that means the world to us, and it was amazing to have it sung and performed at our wedding.... “I’ll catch you” by the Get Up Kids. We were so happy with his performance on his guitar both during the ceremony and afterwards as he played music for the cocktail hour and has a large repertoire, great job Evyn and thanks again…
Claudia Ochoa and Victor Valencia
Evyn Charles did an outstanding job at our wedding! We were very pleased with him and his service.
From the beginning when I asked Evyn to sing at our wedding and play his guitar he was very kind and helpful. He offered great advice and wedding prep guidance but left plenty of room for us to customize things the way we wanted.
We had a lot of things at our wedding that did not go according to plan from the photographer, videographer, to the wedding coordinator’s services but one thing that went perfect was Evyn Charles. He delivered as promised.
I would absolutely recommend Evyn Charles. He is very talented and a lot of fun. Thank you Evyn!
Denise and Rich Hatten
My wife and I semi-regularly go to Tony’s on the Pier in Redondo. We love going on nights that Evyn is playing. When we were picking out a musician for our wedding it was a no-brainer to ask Evyn. He was extremely helpful and friendly with everything. He was there promptly on time and was a great addition to our wedding while being very sociable with everyone there! We hope he had as great a time at our wedding as we did having him there. My wife wanted a particular song to walk down the aisle to, and Evyn learned it for us! He has great musical talent and is great to listen to. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for someone to play any event to consider Evyn.
Leigh and Euka Kotabe
Evyn was so easy to work with. I just gave him an idea on the type of style I was interested in, and he did the rest. All of our guests complimented on how well he did, and asked for his contact information for further events. He made our day very special and memorable. Would highly recommend!
Jessica Fong and Oscar Alvarez
Evyn played for my wife Alison and my wedding in May ‘14 at the Bel Aire Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. My wife and I were really struggling to figure out what we wanted to do during our reception for music. We went out with some friends and heard Evyn playing at Tony’s in Redondo Beach. We instantly loved his music, the tone of his voice and his professionalism he displayed while playing (in addition to his song selection). I got his card during his break and we booked him the next day.
As any married person knows, weddings are stressful and full of coordination. Evyn made things seamless and he was extremely responsive (I wish it would have been the same for other venues) and that really helped us out.
He showed up on time and he did a great job. I didn’t get to see the whole set (considering we were being tugged around taking pictures), but I did catch some songs and he got rave reviews from our guests. My father, who is a musician as well, really complimented Evyn and his abilities. I would highly recommend Evyn for any event.
Alison and Jared Wilson
Evyn was great to work with. He is such a talented musician with a wide range of songs. Our guests at our wedding last month were very impressed and happy with his music. I would definitely recommend Evyn and book him again!
Ana-Lilia and Jeff Mackay
Evyn is the man! I was looking for a performer to sing a song to my fiancé while I proposed and Evyn did it no problem. He did a terrific job and it was all perfect and he also helped me plan the whole thing when I told him my plans. […] I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to surprise or entertain people.
Evyn Charles performed at our recent 25th anniversary party and all I have been hearing ever since is “Wow! Where did you find him! He was so fantastic!” from our relatives. When people of all ages, from teens to their 80s, are singing along and having a great time, Evyn Charles must be doing something magical. He definitely spiced up the event and gave it a flair it never would have had otherwise. I would recommend Evyn to anyone. We also appreciated that before the big day, he went over his song list with us so he would know what we like. He was a pleasure to work with and I can’t say enough how wonderful he was. I would certainly hire him again!
Leslie and Rich Friedman
We had the most wonderful anniversary celebration last night, and your contribution to it was enormous. Our company loved singing with you, as did we! It was a great pleasure to meet you, and I hope we’ll meet again on future such joyous occasions.
Rav Yosef Kanefsky
Hi Evyn: I met you over a year ago when you were playing at Tony’s on the Pier in Redondo Beach. My soon-to-be cousin was getting married and you ended up playing for their wedding (Rachel & John M.). This past December you also played for my almost-brother-in-law’s Navy party (all Beatles music) at On The Rocks in Redondo Beach (which Rachel & John also happen to own). The whole family loves your style and talent.
Well, I said all that to tell you that my fiancé and I would very much like to meet with you and talk about possibly having you play for our wedding ceremony (including some pre-ceremony music and post-ceremony/cocktail hour music). I spent a lot of time looking at your website learning a lot of things about you and scrolling down your long list of songs and it only made me like you more.
I suppose before we go any further we should check to make sure you are even available on our wedding date. Please check your calendar on […] and let me know if you have the date available. We have looked at string quartets and the like, but sincerely enjoy your style of music and would love that to be reflected at our wedding.
I can’t wait to hear back from you! =)
Karen Davis, Redondo Beach, CA
EVENTS and CELEBRATIONS
On behalf of the National Cancer Survivors Day Committee, I would like to sincerely thank you for providing the wonderful musical entertainment at the Survivors Day event. Your involvement helped to make our celebration a huge success. We hosted over 1,300 survivors, family and friends, volunteers and staff.
Thank you again for your willingness to help support City of Hope’s National Cancer Survivors Day and those who have experienced cancer.
Linda Baginski, Event Chair
CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
We loved having you play at our hotel! See you again soon Evyn!
Sebastien Pfeifer, General Manager
HOTEL SOFITEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Just a quick note to say Thank You for the outstanding performance at MGM Plaza. The band was a pleasure to work with, your professionalism was a welcomed pleasure. We were all so impressed with the variety of music in your repertoire, your selections were perfect and everyone had a great time!
We look forward to working with you again at one of our future events.
Kimberly D. Miles, Office Manager
TISHMANSPEYER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
… I wanted to express my deep appreciation for your band’s participation in our MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Arts] Contemporaries event last June at Abiquiu Restaurant.
As I have told you before, I thought the band was fantastic. We continue to have extremely positive feedback regarding that event, especially the band. You have had many compliments. A lot of people danced and everyone had a great time.
Please feel free to give my name as a reference for you in the future. I look forward to seeing you guys playing again soon.
Thank you again.
Alan Jacknow M.D., President
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES, CA
The League of Women Voters Torrance Area greatly appreciates your participation in our Dangerous Women Fundraising Event on October 9. The song you wrote for us was a special surprise and a big hit, and your guitar playing was enjoyed by all.
We thank you for helping to make this event a huge success.
Athena Cormier, Lola Ungar, Co-Presidents
Kay White, Secretary
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Evyn Charles has only been playing for us for a short time and he has already established a following. I have been in the bar business for twenty years and I recognize a great performer. He gets my guests whistling, howling and singing, just great stuff!
David Fisk, Manager
HENNESSEY’S TAVERN, REDONDO BEACH, CA
Evyn: Thanks so much for playing, you made the party!
In the past, most of the guests liked the better entertainers I hired but EVERYONE—of all ages—loved you… I received so many compliments about the music. You played soothing instrumental guitar music while we were having dinner in the backyard and later had everyone dancing inside the house, what a range!
I will definitely hire you again and recommend you to all my friends and clients.
Nel Stanley, Owner
SOPHISTICATED PARTIES EVENT PLANNING
…Thank you for your excellent contribution to our event. We wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun without your talented trio!
Hugh Taylor, Planning Committee
ENCINO, CA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
On behalf of all the staff and management of WebVision, Inc., I would like to express our most sincere appreciation for your performance at our recent company party.
A group of us happened to catch them in performance at a Redondo Beach club a few months ago. We stayed all night while Evan and the band graciously took our requests. These guys know hundreds of songs and sound fantastic! We knew this was the band we wanted for our event.
Our employees’ families had been invited to the party so there were people of all ages, from older adults to children and teens. The band managed to entertain everyone, and get a bunch of computer programmers on the dance floor--now that’s impressive!
In addition to being extremely talented, from a business standpoint, they proved to be very professional and easy to work with. We look forward to having the band perform at next year’s company party!
John McGloughlin, Vice President
Hi Evyn! Thank you for adding such wonderful entertainment to our event. We and our many visitors very much enjoyed your music. We had numerous comments of appreciation for your participation. Councilwoman Shipsky (Long Beach) asked about your band and obtained your business card. We are so glad you were available for our special street fair. We’ll be in touch in the future!
Thank you again, Evyn!
Barbie and Jim Ault, Managers
PARKVIEW VILLAGE, LONG BEACH, CA
Hello, Evyn: Just a note… wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your music last night! You were incredible!! :))) Hard to imagine that just one guy can produce such a sound! Thanks for a great evening…Best,
Jen Jones [Customer—Bull Pen, Redondo Beach]
BULL PEN RESTAURANT CUSTOMER, REDONDO BEACH, CA
Evyn: Thank you so much for playing at our backyard party on the 4th of July. You were a major hit with everyone there and I look forward to having you perform at our next party. I also give you the highest recommendation for anyone interested in hiring you. Good luck in the future and I’m sure we will see you real soon.
Donald J. Calabria
Evyn was a delight to work with. He performed at an event at our club recently and his music was enjoyed by all. His ability to read our crowd was amazing. (We have a very diverse group) He had a vast array of songs plus his own songs. We look forward to having him return to our club in the future!
Kathy Davidson, Event Coordinator
KING HARBOR YACHT CLUB, Redondo Beach
Evyn is amazing! I threw a retirement party for my dad in my backyard and Evyn really set the tone for the entire party. He made the party that much more special and everyone who attended commented on how great he was. I could not have imagined that party without him! He is personable, professional, and SO talented! Will definitely look forward to either working with him again or seeing him at Tony’s in Redondo Beach!
Thank you a million times over, Evyn!!!
Evyn is the best! He provided great music and made the party!!! His equipment allows him to roam while playing and singing and entertaining the party! He is a true performer!!!
Everyone really enjoyed you and your music. Thank you. We would love to have you come back again.
Janet and John McHugh
Evyn played at the reception for our baby’s baptism and he did an outstanding job. His performance was great, he selected perfect music for the occasion and his presentation was also ad hoc to the event. I truly recommend Evyn for any type of party: he will make you and your guests happy!!
Sol and Scott Hayes
We very much enjoyed meeting Evyn. He is a great guitarist and singer. A very pleasant and friendly personality. He did wonderful job entertaining our guests. We were very pleased and would love to have him again for our future events.
Evyn is awesome! Everything from Bob Marley to Eazy-E. I have seen him perform many, many times over the last 5 years. He is a class act and superb musician.
What can we say… Outstanding! Evyn was very professional, arrived early for set-up, and interacted well with ourselves and our guests. We had a Cowboy themed birthday party for our son. Evyn came in Western attire! He had a set list of classic and contemporary country songs. Of course he took requests and seamlessly inserted a wide range of songs: Credence to Neil Young, Garth Brooks to Neil Diamond! In five hours, he only took two breaks! He even acted as emcee, directing our guests to food and cake cutting and pony rides when appropriate. All of our guests had great things to say about his performance. He got so much applause, he made a joke about thinking he was only supposed to be the background music! We would highly recommend Evyn and would not hesitate in hiring him again. Thanks again Evyn for making our son’s first birthday party extra special.
Gladys and Peter Fedorka
I had the immense pleasure of seeing Evyn last week in LA. It was the last night of a work trip. A colleague suggested seeing Evyn at Old Tony’s on Redondo Beach. Wow!! So glad he did.
Evyn has a rich voice with nuanced tones. He clearly has a passion for music and the vocal skills to match. The vibe is soulful beach groove. He masterfully sings/plays (guitar) crowd favorites and his own originals that will caress your ears and core. Beyond the music, Evyn is humble, funny and has personality for days!
Check him out on evyncharles.com. You won’t regret it!!
I’ve had the pleasure of watching Evyn Charles perform on several occasions. From weddings, to holiday parties, to everything else in between, Evyn’s style of music is fitful for any occasion. Evyn a master guitar player and singer and his catalog of music is HUGE! I honestly don’t think there’s a single song he doesn’t know know how to play! If you demand nothing less than a perfect “10” for your party’s entertainment Evyn is your go-to guy.
Evyn is a great musician, vocalist, and all around nice guy.
I’ve been a fan of Evyn’s for years and recently got to see him perform at the Warehouse in the marina, though I know his usual spot is at Tony’s. Excellent as always! He does wonderful covers of others’ music as well as some original work. Evyn has an awesome sense of humor and is always engaging the audience. I’ve got a wedding coming up and Evyn is definitely at the top of my list.
Check him out if you can. You’ll have a great time!
(Bonfire Party at Dockweiler Beach, Los Angeles, CA)
Thank you Evyn for helping make this our most amazing lag b’omer party ever!
(LoveFest at Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles, CA)
Thank YOU Evyn - you rocked!
JCONNECT LA, A Jewish Experience Non-Profit Organization
Congratulations on a great show Evyn!!!! Your songwriting, stage appearance and performance were all... simply put... awesome!!!!! Great job.
Hi Evyn: Thanks for the great set last night!
Let’s keep our eyes peeled for more shows for you.
Adam S., co-owner Brixton South Bay
OPENING ACT FOR AL STEWART (Year of the Cat, Time Passages, On the Border)
We have used Evyn at many events over the years. From romantic parties to beach bonfires and many things in between, Evyn is a great entertainer, and a good person to work with. Very chill and wants to make sure you are happy.
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, Pico Shul
Evyn was playing at a memorial celebration of life on Monday Feb 15th it was amazing, loved the music, I would recommend him for any party.
OLD TONY’S RESTAURANT & BAR CUSTOMERS, Redondo Beach, CA
(incl. YELP.com reviews)
My wife introduced me to Tony’s while we were starting to date. She had been going there with her parents for years. Our dining experience has always been superb but the main reason we go back again and again is the musician Evyn Charles.
We were there while he played his sunset song at sunset 2 summers ago and asked him to play at our wedding! He did a fantastic job and never fails to amaze every time we hear him. We have brought friends and family who can’t believe he is not world-famous yet. We will be back to have dinner and listen to Evyn soon!”
Christine and Vic Lizzaraga, Hawthorne, CA
Great times upstairs at Tony’s! Highly recommend it… especially with Evyn playing ;)
Brad Herbst, Hermosa Beach, CA
WOW, Can’t say enough what a great time we all had at Tony’s. The music was great and we had a blast hanging out enjoying the music and the views.
Barbara Stroud-Williams, Sherman Oaks, CA
Can I dance tomorrow night at Tony’s??? only if Evyn is there :-) [...] See you manana demain soir CHEZ TONY!!!! really AVEC/CON EVYN!!!!
Great performance tonight, as usual. We’ll be sure to be back soon!
My hubby and I enjoyed your music this past Saturday night at Tony’s on the Pier. We have enjoyed coming to see you play the last couple of years there.
I love sipping on my martini listening to ya… good times!
Evyn, I needed to warn you. Me and the operations team are all coming to Tony’s Friday night. Requests for the Tony’s song and Firechief to be expected. C U Soon :)
Me and my bestie came in for one drink and turned into a nite at Tony’s! If u go u must have a Fire Chief and have Evyn sing the song.
Naya Makindy Henry-Austin
This is my last night at work [...] and then off to LA with my girls Melanie and Becky to spend the next four days on the beach. I can’t wait to relax, laugh, eat gelato and of course go to the best beach bar in Redondo and listen to the amazing sounds of Evyn Charles!!!
Oh goodness did I have a great time here last year in April. So much fun. Live music from a great artist named Evyn, great folks to sing a long and drink with and the most amazing night views of the ocean. I had a LOT OF FUN!!!
THE place to drink on a Friday or Saturday night on the Redondo Pier. Manny the bartender is awesome and Evyn Charles plays all your favorite songs.
And I can’t forget about the live music from the talented Evyn Charles. He can play anything you like and he even has plenty of awesome and hilarious songs of his own.
After dinner we went upstairs for drinks. Evyn Charles, the guy on the guitar everyone talks about, was playing again. +1 Star for Evyn! He has the ability to sound great and set the mood but blend into the background at the same time. We requested really random songs on napkins - from Ozzy Osbourne to Jack Johnson to Al Green. He had a great sense of humor and played most of our requests (he killed The Stairway to Heaven, btw!) […]. I would probably only go back if a friend really wanted to go and I knew Evyn would be playing upstairs.