Singer/songwriter-Marc A. Evans, a native Baltimorean, was born into music. Yet amazingly, this son of a vocalist and jazz musician, didn’t discover his own music until his late teens. Finally, as a student at Morgan State University, under the tutelage of Dr. Nathan Carter, Evans began nurturing a love of music. Out of that nurturing arises one of the most sultry, smoky baritones ever. That smooth voice meshed with passionate delivery sets Evans apart from the rest as one of the most talented vocalists of the new millennium.
After performing on the MD/DC/VA circuit of open-mic jam sessions and live-band hotspots as a soloist and with his band, Voice of Reason, Evans decided there was something missing in his music. Having been inspired by lyrical greats like Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, Evans decided to focus as much on his lyrical development as his musical craftsmanship. Evans began to write poetry and perform on the open-mic circuit. As “The Songbyrd”, Evans the poet traveled and performed with the poetry trio “Da Minista, JaHipster and The Songbyrd” up and down the East Coast from Massachusetts to the Carolinas. Evans’ unparalleled blend of deep verses accentuated with smoke ‘n soul riffs and hooks flavors his poetic delivery with that “special something” that has made him a favorite on the performance poetry circuit.
With requests for books and CD’s, Evans now pursues both his writing and his music with purpose. Balancing his talents in both areas, Evans’ lyrical presentation in song and spoken word is miles beyond one-dimensional artists. To witness any of his performances is truly an experience one won’t soon forget.
In 2004 he released his first independent recording, Marc A Evans: The First Seven Years. That year he toured and shared the stage with Warner Bros Artists, John Stoddart, Kirk Whalum, and Wayman Tisdale. In 2005, while working with the Muthafunkas as a session vocalist, he was given the opportunity to write. The result, two hit singles; “The Way You Love Me” and “I Don’t Want You Anymore”. Now signed to UK label Defected Records, he is completing his first label album set to release Fall 2007.