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. Other musicians included on Chasing Shadows: The Deep Dark Woods longtime Organist Geoff Hilhorst; Keenan Mittag-Degala on Drums; Maria Grigoryeva on Violin & Viola; Lyudmila Kadyrbaeva Cello; 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 around Europe, Canada and the United States. 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.”

Between Solitudes: In Conversation with Evan Cheadle Analogue Magazine

 

“Chasing Shadows... it’s a rather special treasure if you have any interest towards things like psychedelic folk and baroque pop”

One Chord to Another