About

 
 Photo by Jessica Lio

Photo by Jessica Lio

 

Evan grew up immersing himself in American and English folk music, and has a strong love for 60s and 70s Rock and Roll and R&B. 

Since 2013, Evan has been writing, recording and performing his own music as well as with a number of other groups around Victoria. One night, Ryan Boldt, of the Deep Dark Woods, stumbled upon one of Evan's performances, and the two bonded over shared musical interest. Since then, it blossomed into a great friendship, and musical venture. Together, they recorded and produced Evan's upcoming EP "Chasing Shadows”, an album which is textured, melodic and lyrically rich. The two set up a Studio in a spare room in Evan’s house. Sessions began in Early 2016 and carried on through to 2017. In a relaxed fashion the two would start the session by putting a Prime Rib, Turkey Breast or finely cured Pastrami, cured at home by Mr. Boldt himself in the smoker on the porch. While two worked at recording and arranging what would become Chasing Shadows, the roast would cook, assuring a fest would ensue at the close of the day together with friends and good drink. Other musicians included on this record are The Deep Dark Woods longtime Organist Geoff Hilhorst, Keenan Mittag-Degala of the Victoria BC bands Jons & Elan Noon on Drums, Maria Grigoryeva & Lyudmila Kadyrbaeva on Violin, Viola and Cello, and Jayne Trimble on Backing Vocals. The sound of Chasing Shadows has echoes of Psychedelic Folk, Country Blues and English Ballads while retaining a distinct originality of it’s own.

Evan has now joined The Deep Dark Woods, since the reformation in the Spring of 2017, as the lead guitarist and toured across Canada and the United States. They are soon heading to Europe on a 6-week tour. Evan has also formed is own band, and is planning to tour "Chasing Shadows" in the near future.

 

Photo by Harvey Foster

Photo by Harvey Foster

Photo by Harvey Foster

Cheadle’s intricate guitar picking and delicate vocals instantly transport listeners to a diverse musical world inhabited by the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, all-the-while avoiding nostalgia’s tepid waters; Cheadle, it seems, stands outside of time.. all-the-while avoiding nostalgia’s tepid waters; Cheadle, it seems, stands outside of time.
— Excerpt from Between Solitudes: In Conversation with Evan Cheadle analogue magazine