vocalist: tenor, guitar, violin, electric bass guitar
Soulful, passionate and engaging, Evyn Charles delivers superb vocals, expert guitar playing, and positive music with an extensive repertoire of cover songs and originals.
Growing up in a cultural Gumbo pot outside Paris, France, the bilingual multi-instrumentalist and vocalist was immersed in the sounds of the world. He played violin in a classical orchestra, bass in a Reggae band, and has never stopped singing.
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.
His prodigious repertoire covers practically every genre and era, or as he likes to explain: "I play songs that people like."
A typical performance may travel from Sinatra to Surf guitar, Kenny Chesney to Foo Fighters, with a side trip in his native French and some Irish favorites! He also has a wonderful quieter side and can provide instrumental guitar music.
Equally at home on a solo acoustic guitar, with a duo, trio or his band A La Plage, Evyn performs at weddings, parties and special events as well as venues ranging from neighborhood restaurants and country clubs to festivals.
Following in the footsteps of Van Morrison, Bob Marley and Eva Cassidy, he combines infectious party songs with heart-tugging numbers.