Biography / Info
Gareth was born in Sale, Greater Manchester, England. Not really having a clue what to do with his life, one night he wondered over to his cousins house who lived on the same estate as Gareth, His cousin played a song on his Tape player called "Wonderwall" By a band called "Oasis". This had an instant effect on Gareth and shortly after a friend would give him an acoustic guitar which he began teaching him self on at about 15 . At 16 he began to learn the basics on Piano for a year from a friends uncle, his grandparents bought him a very old and worn out piano for £50 which he says "I had to play it in tune...some of the keys didn't work but it made a sound and that was good enough" He would then spend 2 years studying a Music Tech course at City College Manchester. After Studying Music Tech Gareth decided to start learning Classical piano seriously. Over the next few years he messed around in a few bands and gigged as a solo artist whilst struggling to to play the piano a few hours a night after work at his granparents house..Gareth laughs "I always knew when eastenders was on..I could hear my gran shout in an Irish accent" .."Not That fecking noise again" . He embarked on recording a 5 track demo in SSL studios Watford with Producer Hill Briggs. One track "Arietta" was later signed to publishing label White glove music in the USA. The same track was released on a compilation album via Chromium Records, Things became quiet for the next 2 years on the recording side although he continued to gig as a solo artist.. untll a brush in with a hare Krishna which he met in the street. Gareth then spent the next year Hanging around with the hare krishnas and at one point had a choice to go to live in a Temple in Newzealand or stay in England and concentrate on his music..He chose to stay in England and recorded lots more material in his home studio whilst producing his first album "Thinking out loud" which he managed to sell a few hundred copies of in Japan. The album gained interest from some USA Publishers. He then appeared on Radio stations and in local news papers. He would then make a move to Bolton to a house with a celler and only neighbors on one side which suited Gareth as he was able to build a make shift studio and be a "little bit louder" . However his solo career would take a brake for a while, and he would spend 2007 to 2008 in a 3 piece band called "Audio Jack" as the lead guitarist and lead vocals. The band folded and which led to him to go back to work on his solo career. In 2008 he recorded his first studio or "Proper" album as he puts it, entitled "Moving in Circles" which was Recorded @ Astar studios , Manchester. The drums were played by Simon Moore who Played Drums on Ian Browns last few albums and photography by Karen McBride who has working with the likes of Oasis, Robbie Williams and the The Ting Tings. The end of 2009 would see Gareth changing his stance from acoustic based music to electronic music,recording and producing his now third album Electronic Album entitled "The Electronic Era" which covers a variety of different "Electronic" styles of music from Dance to Drum n Bass, although Gareth now sees this album as more of a "learning curve" and soon realised electronic music production had come on a long way since his days at college. in 2010 he would manage to get to the regional finals of the UK Mic competition as well as writing some electronic music for Film Director/writer Joe Obyrne . In Summer 2011 Gareth would have a brief stint in Cyprus working as an entertainer playing covers..but... this "wasn't for him" and he was eager to get back recording/producing a new album. After 10 days in Cyprus he arrived back in Bolton and then spent the next 6 months living a poor man and recording a new album whilst also learning the finer details of music production and jumping to a new level. In 2012 Gareth would release two singles "Wrong side of town" and "Undercover" shortly followed by the album "Everything Relative" consisting from music styles ranging from psychedelic pop to drum and bass. The start of 2013 looks promising with the release of "The Lover is not me"..a Publishing contract with Guliver music (Israel)and a compilation album released by Edmoon records (Ecuador) a new album is planned for release towards the end of 2013....One things for sure "What ever style of music you like, you will always find a song in Gareth Evans's Music"