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Mike Evin explores the depths of love

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Montreal raised/ Toronto based piano pop songwriter Mike Evin isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his  sleeve. Especially on his third CD “Life as a Lover.”

Mike Evin visits Lethbridge, Oct. 21. Photo by Emma Lee
“There is a lot of deeper thoughts and deeper soul searching on this one. I was looking for deeper meaning into what it means to be in a relationship,” said Evin, who brings his piano and drummer Ian McKay to the Owl Acoustic  Lounge, Oct. 21.

He noted all of his songs are about his own past and present relationships.
“A lot of the songs are about specific people,” he said.

“Al Green,” one of the stand out tracks of the  CD actually spelled the end of one of his relationships.

“ I was listening to Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together and heard how passionate he was.  I realized I didn’t want to be in a relationship if i couldn’t sing as passionately as that about it,” he said.

 He recruited several of his singing friends to sing along with him in a video he filmed for the song.

“ I chose all of my friends who could sing. We got together for two-and-a-half hours and  there was this great energy. It was pretty magical experience,” he said.

Another magical experience was spending two months in Cuba writing some of the songs.


“I went to Cuba last year to learn about percussion, he said

“It was such an amazing experience,” he said.
He is excited about the tour in support of the album.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the country,” he said.
He promised his first Lethbridge show to be full of diversity.
“I’m going to play. It will be romantic, it will be introspective. And there will be moments between me and my drummer to show off our musicality, so there will be drum solos,” he said.

If you love pretty piano playing along the lines of Ben Folds, you won’t want to miss Evin and drummer Ian McKay when they visit the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 21.

There is no cover for the show, which begins at approximately 9 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 October 2015 17:25 )  
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