Drummer, Guitar Player, Recording Engineer, International touring musician (Canada, USA, Sweden, France, Germany, Portugal, India)
Showcase and conference coordinator
Live at heart Newfoundland, Canada
I HAVE BEEN…
International Market Place Consultant
CAAMA: Canadian Association for the Advancement of Arts and Music, Canadian Music Week
Wonderwall Media (INDIA)
Music Business Education, Lecturing, Hosting a Podcast, Writing Blogs, Consulting, Event Planning, Travel
Conference Coordinator for Canadian Government funded Music Business Conference and Global Showcase, Live at Heart Newfoundland, and the International Coordinator for Film and Music for Live At Heart, in Örebro, Sweden.
In 2018, Evan began Canada’s first collaboration with Örebro, Sweden’s Live At Heart Showcase Conference. Evan developed and implemented these plans, including coordinating 16 artists from across Canada to showcase in Sweden. 15 of those artists received funded by the Canadian Government.
The following year, Evan gained the opportunity for seven artists from places as diverse as India, Germany, USA, Taiwan, Canada and the UK to be booked into the world’s biggest music festival, Summerfest. Working with Canadian rock band Arcana Kings in 2019, Evan booked a series of tours into South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The band was to be the very first Canadian artists to perform at the highly acclaimed Golden Melody Awards and showcase in Taiwan.
Most recently, Evan has become an International marketplace consultant for (CMW) Canadian’ Music Week and (CAMMA) Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts.
Taiwan is Evan’s East Asian hub, having lived on and off since late 2018. Evan has had working experience amongst Taiwan’s independent and government music industry, becoming involved in helping TAICCA (Taiwan Creative Content Agency) publish a document for a Music Business Manager Training Course in August 2020. In October 2020, Evan hosted a 4-hour lecture workshop with Taiwan Beats, another Taiwan Music Industry Association government funded office. The lecture was to share knowledge with musicians about how to build marketing tools for the international marketplaces, and the importance of how to use them. Recently, Evan has helped Korean government funded office KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) gain access into India’s entertainment, journalism, and music industry. As well as brokering a major deal between South Korean SBS Media/ASIA SONG FESTIVAL, and Wonderwall Media, based in Kerala, India. In Japan has, Evan co-hosted an hour and a half lecture for the Japanese music industry through Okinawa’s Music Lane online conference and showcase.
Besides Canada, Sweden, and East Asia, over the years, Evan has created a unique place for himself in the Southern state of Kerala, in India, as an international consultant for mega TV and Festival production/Artist development, and Management company Wonderwall Media. Evan’s first encounter in India was as a musician, then as a booker, booking acts from the UK and Sweden, and then as a consultant; Helping to bring the Wonderwall Media team into the international spotlight, by creating opportunities and curating business relationships.
During the beginning months of the Covid-19 epidemic, Evan assembled a three-person team in Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, where Evan directed the team to create a documentary to profile the Russian Music Industry. With the team, Evan also created a six month, and one year fully budgeted development, marketing, touring, and sustainability plan for the Russian music marketplace. Unfortunately due to the duration of Covid-19 a lot of this information is now merely archival information, because of the unpredictable duration of the pandemic
Evan has attended conferences and showcase conferences in many countries around the world. Golden Melody Awards Taiwan, Mondo Music New York, TIMM in Tokyo, Bangkok Music City, Music Export Ukraine in Kyiv, Live At Heart in Orebro, Sweden etc.
Evan is deeply passionate about Music Business education, and sharing insight and knowledge with government agencies and private companies around the world, from his own successful independent 20 year career. Evan’s been an international touring musician, booking agent, music journalist, artist manager, and now federally funded music business conference, and showcase festival coordinator.
Subsequently, through Evan’s established global network, he has helped artists from around the world gain successful opportunities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Along the way, always willing to support and help artists and music industry companies in their endeavors.