October 29, 2018

Steve Lukather & Bill Evans – “Toxic Monkey” feat. Will Lee, Keith Carlock & Steve Weingart

Photo by Rebecca Hale Evans

Bill is headed back to The Iridium and this time it’s going to get pretty wild!

This All Star Rock/Fusion Band Features: Steve Lukather – Best Known As A Founding Member Of Toto. A Prolific Musician Has More Than 1500 Albums To His Credit And Has Toured With Michael Jackson, Warren Zevon, Larry Carlton, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai And Ringo Starr. A First Call Musician You’ve Seen Him On Grammy Awards, Rock Hall Of Fame Broadcasts And All Star Bands Across All Spectrums.

Keith Carlock– Current Long Time Drummer For Steely Dan, Has Played And Recorded With James Taylor, Donald Fagin, Sting, John Mayer And Countless Others

Will Lee Best Known For His Bass Work With The David Letterman Late Night Orchestra With Paul Shaffer, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Founding Member Of Fab Faux.

Steve Weingart Has Performed And Recorded With Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford Among Others.

Every 10 Years A Group Of Mentally Deranged Musicians From All Over The USA From All Walks Of Musical Styles Who Met At A Strip Poker Game And Since No Women Showed Up They Decided To Start A Jam Band That Only Plays Once Every 9 Years, Eloquently Named By Band Guru Bill Evans The Now Legendary “Toxic Monkey” Was Born. The Band Was Created By Steve Lukather And Bill Evans. “Toxic Monkey” will feature Will Lee, Keith Carlock And Steve Weingart, All Multi Grammy Winners And Old Friends. This 6 Night Event At The Iridium Is A One Time Only Thing So Don’t Miss It!’

Tickets available here.

May 26, 2018

RECAP: Bill Evans and Petite Blonde 2 European Tour (Spring 2018)

(Photo locations, clockwise from top left: Oslo, Norway | Lubin, Poland | Berlin, Germany | Ourense, Spain | London, England)

Hello Everyone!

I’m back from my “Bill Evans and Petite Blonde II” tour of Europe. 20 concerts in 23 days! Sold out venues. I cant remember when I had more fun on tour! We couldn’t wait to play every night, and a gig every night is just about what we did.

Here are some thoughts, in random order as they come to me. The first thing that comes to mind is that everyone in the band is a great person first and foremost. They are people you truly want to hang out with and who don’t have some crazy, whacked out ego side to their personality haha! :) None of that here!

I wrote all new music for this tour and everyone killed it! I had a blast singing as well. I look at vocals just like another instrument in the band. Another sound. If you’re not growing and pushing yourself, then you’re going backwards.

Ulf Wakenius, guitar. Incredible lines, fresh, and a joy to play with. Gary Grainger, bass – insane grooves. No one grooves harder with Dennis. They are like one person when they’re playing together. Dennis Chambers, drums. I’ve never heard him better! He has his own feel on drums. He pushed me and inspired me to push my playing forward. It felt so good with this rhythm section that you could really let yourself go.

Paris: I loved seeing a long line outside the club hours before they opened the doors. Our sound man, Richard Leutner had a birthday that day. We surprised him onstage!

Tallinn, Estonia: Great warm crowd and great stage vibe. Love it there!

Ronnie Scotts: Classic venue. Sold out months in advance. We had fun playing 2 nights there and grooving in London.

Milan, Italy: I feel very at home at the Blue Note (venue). I love Italy. The club is one of the finest in the world, I kid you not.

Spain: Always killer audiences who really want to hear you ROCK. We did. Hard! Thousands of people showed up for an outdoor gig. It doesn’t get better than that!

These are just a few thoughts. We played more venues with more awesome experiences as well! (Berlin, thanks again. Great venue!)

Thanks again for everyone who turned out for these concerts. To those who didn’t… your loss. hahahaha just kidding, hope to see you all soon!!!

Best!

Bill Evans

August 22, 2017

Photos: Summer in Japan 2017

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May 25, 2017

Video: Bill Evans & Push – La Di Da (live in Europe 1996)

Went deep down the YouTube rabbit hole and found this classic –

In support of the album Escape, this video was recorded during a 7 week tour of Europe in 1996.

The Band was:

Bill Evans : sax
Ron Jenkins : bass
Henry Hey : keys
Billy Kilson : drums
Nick Morock : guitar
Manolo Badrena : percussion
Ahmed Best : vocals

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February 29, 2016

The Stern/Evans Band feat. Darryl Jones & Dennis Chambers is headed to Europe!

Mike Stern and Bill Evans

The Stern/Evans Band feat. Darryl Jones & Dennis Chambers is headed to Europe in July! We’re going to play some great (big!) festivals this summer and couldn’t be more excited to go! As soon as all the dates are finalized we’ll add them to my “Tour Dates” page, Facebook and Twitter etc :)

February 28, 2015

Video: Bill Evans’ Soulgrass – Rise Above (11/15/14)

Soulgrass plays “Rise Above” for the famous German television show “Rockpalast” on Nov 15th, 2014. Recorded live at the “Leverkusen Jazztage” in Leverkusen, Germany.

UPDATE: The album “Rise Above” is now available! Head over to Amazon or CD Baby to get your copy now!

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