MP3 Sian Evans - Under Umbrella's, Above the Rain
Urban Folk, Twisted Gypsy Jazz. The new Black of Blues and Roots.
5 MP3 Songs in this album (21:59) !
Related styles: WORLD: Gypsy, JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz
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“Sure Sian’s got a wonderful voice, dexterous guitar chops, lyrical prowess, is a looker and charming as hell…………..but what about the positives?”
Thriving on the complexities of human behaviour and the simplicities of beauty in a philosophical shade. Moved by moments of magic. Excited by the possibilities of endless rhyming sequences created through rolling vals and syllabic rhythms. Best depicted as a contemporary synthesis of Urban Folk-Funk and Twisted Gypsy Jazz, it’s what the humble 23 year old reckons is the new black of the evolving Australian Blues and Roots culture.
Born in FNQ, singer/songwriter Sian Evans has played numerous gigs along the East coast with an array of musicians big and small. Supporting the likes of Ash Grunwald, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, and guest with Clare Bowditch in her short career.
Currently existing in a sub-genre of urban folk, Twisted Gypsy jazz, with a fusion of soul, acoustic R&B, hints of mot-town and Dinky Ragtime, her influences range as diverse as Fiona Apple, Ani Difranco and Michelle Shocked, to Aussie artists Hill Top Hoods, George, the Waifs, and JBT.
With a history in Classical studies and some minor jazz education, the music demonstrates a precision within her performances and song structure. She delivers an analytical intellect with a magnificent perception, deception and poetic truth of personal philosophies. Accompanied by an infectiously rhythmic guitar (and moderate appearance of ukulele) and displaying a collection of vocal qualities of exceptional versatility from sweet, sexy, syrupy and theatrical, often supported by a cheeky, yet dorkish on and off stage charisma.
With a debut album and single release in 09, the wee lass continues building fundamental structures to tour her next completed works over the Aus summer.
Here she comes, the Ratbag Dag with the voice of an angel!