Folk Bands and Artists
Beginning in early 2016 as an outlet following the end of a long distance relationship between London and New York, and the unravelling of his band, Mike Evans retreated to the West coast of Scotland where he started JAEVA with only his family upright and the brooding skies.
Having spent the last few years working with the likes of Klaxons keyboardist James Righton, Franz Ferdinand’s front man Alex Kapranos, and producer Liam Howe (Marina & The Diamonds) as well as previously touring the world and clocking up millions of streams on Spotify in his previous band ´Citizens!´, Evans knows how to build a unique and modern sound whilst delivering captivating live performances.
After being approached by producer Adam Lunn (The Noisettes, Seth Lakemen, Eliza and the Bear) at a show last year, Lunn and Evans buried themselves away in the studio, crafting tunes that draw on the classic song writing of the 1970s; Elton John, Supertramp, 10cc, while melding them with the more modern idiosyncratic sounds of artists such as Matt Maltese, The Lemon Twigs and Rufus Wainwright.
Having sold out Dalston’s Servant Jazz Quarters proves JAEVA as one to keep an ear or two on in 2017.