Jared Evan is a jack-of-all-trades whose amped-up live shows flawlessly combine R&B, hip hop, soul, and rock. From the anti-hater tell-off "Charlie Brown" to the rock-heavy jam "In Love With You", his songs are irresistibly catchy and wickedly creative. Take, for instance, his ode to music, "One Good Thing", which uses the famous Bob Marley lyric "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" and turns it into an anthemic crowd pleaser that leaves audiences begging for more. Evan is a soulful, energetic entertainer who always treats ticket buyers to moving performances that simply can't be missed.
Jared Evan grew up in Long Island, New York with the initial goal of becoming a professional drummer. He got his first drum kit at age six and spent years studying classic rock acts like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. In high school Evan turned his focus to hip hop, taking cues from Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Fugees. Combining his love for hip hop and indie rock, he began rhyming over Radiohead and Coldplay melodies, creating a catchy, genre-bending style. At age 18 he won Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival's Spit 16 competition and was invited to open the festival. His performance earned him a slot on tour with Lupe Fiasco in 2008 and led to a deal with Interscope Records the following year. His popularity continued to grow thanks to a tour with OneRepublic and his single "Frozen", which appeared in the LeBron James documentary More Than A Game. Evan left Interscope in 2011 and independently released two EPs, 2012's The 4th Chapter and 2013's Pieces. He has also released two albums with super-producer Statik Selektah: 2013's Boom Bap & Blues, which landed in the top 10 on iTunes' Top R&B/Soul chart, and its 2014 follow-up Still Blue.