Dave Evans aka King Of All Badasses
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Dave Evans is AC/DC all over again
Reviewer: steve caloudas
I caught his show in Houston,Tx At F.B.I. what a Hell of a Performer, great sound Awesome Frontman his lead guitarist, and rythm guitarist, were freakin rockin his drummer, was like a freakin machine constant beat good meter. I bought the cd at the show . This guy has definitely paid his dues to make the news, when a out of town DJ from Austin,Tx gives you a intro you are doing well for your self. Keep Rockin


Rocks hard, traditional hard rock.
Reviewer: Igantius
Rocks hard, traditional hard Australian rock. Well worth a listen. Guitar work is amazing. Track 12 is below-par however 11/12 is a damn good record. Buy it!


Intense music and the searing voice of Evans explodes your mind.
Reviewer: Angie Menzies
Love the heavy rock sound and Dave Evans' voice really powers.The lyrics especially in D.O.A hit home.This is a great rock C.D. for any collection.
- FANS REVIEWS


DAVE EVANS SONG 'SOLD MY SOUL TO ROCK N ROLL' HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THIS YEARS LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 29TH.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT

www.lamusicawards.com - LYNAE BOURKE


"Dave Evans rocked the Asylum last week good feedback.
You still have the voice, Aussies salute ya
Peter/Asylumtv"
- Lynae Bourke


Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton



As mentioned below, Dave Evans was the original vocalist for AC/DC. "Sinner" is his latest CD (he's also appeared in bands like Australia's popular Rabbit) and it's a rock solid collection of engaging hard rockers that are unashamed to just rock and roll blindly forward, kicking ass, taking names and not bothering to look back.

Thankfully, "Sinner" isn't one of those CDs that tries to sound like the famous band that Evans helped found. It fits the genre, of course, with its loud guitars, crushing drums and bass and rock anthem lyrics (in songs like "Rock'n'Roll Or Bust" and "Sold My Soul to Rock'n'Roll") but it isn't just an AC/DC clone. Instead, it's a solid, old school hard rock record that fans of classic bands of the 80s and early 90s will immediately respond to.

Evans' voice still sounds pretty damn good, too. It's strong enough to carry the all important choruses yet still has that rough edge that gives many of the songs more grit than they might otherwise have.

The best songs here are "Back on the Firing Line" (which will enter your psyche and refuse to leave), the dynamic anthem "Only the Good Die Young" and the admittedly cheesy but hard to resist "Rock'N'Roll Or Bust." But there aren't any bad songs on the CD, either.

Cool to own for more than just its historical value, "Sinner" is a lot of fun to listen to.

For more information, check out http://www.daveevans.au.com.

- RoughEdge.com


gerarddedios writes:

Not Rated

Dave Evans' SINNER album is one heavy and ear- blasting Australian Hard Rock album which is absolutely worth listening! Recently released in America, this album is fully loaded with killer tracks that have raunchy riffs and fierce lyrics that make other contemporary acts bruised and beaten!!! Upon listening to the first track, Back on the Firing Line, you will be guaranteed to have your adrenaline pumping with the stereo blastin riffs combined with Dave's hard edged vocals! A personnal favorite would be Rock'n'Roll or Bust which delivers an "AC/DC-on-steroids" kind of vibe that definitely paves a new highway to hell! Indeed, I must agree that anyone who loves AC/DC or HARD ROCK must not miss this release from the legendary Dave Evans! If you like Rock and Roll, you must be a SINNER! (*GO CHECK DAVE EVAN'S COMPREHENSIVE WENSITE AT: www.daveevans.au.com) "ROCK 'N'ROLL OR BUST!" -GERARD DE DIOS (ex-radio host/bassist, from the Philippines)

Apr 30, 2007 20:58:22


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Jewel65 writes:

5of 5 Stars

Dave Evans album Sinner is the best music that has come along in years. True rock with powerful guitar riffs, lyrics that just stick in your head, you won't be able to stop listening. Dave knows how to deliver true Australian rock just as he did with AC/DC and Rabbit..Dave is sexy and if you get the chance to see him live, GO FOR IT !

Apr 30, 2007 20:55:45


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naenae8 writes:

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IF YOU LOVE AC/DC YOU'LL LOVE SINNER. IT'S PURE AUSTRALIAN ROCK N ROLL. DAVE EVANS IS THE ORIGINAL FRONT MAN OF AC/DC. ALL TRACKS ARE KICKASS AND I RECOMMEND THIS CD TO FULFILL YOUR ROCK COLLECTION.

Apr 30, 2007 15:49:16

- ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE


Discography

SINGLES:
FIRST ORIGINAL RECORDING OF CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU GIRL bw ROCKIN THE PARLOUR PERFORMED WITH AC/DC.

LET ME - RABBIT

ALBUMS/CD'S:

TOO MUCH ROCK AND ROLL - RABBIT - The "Too Much Rock And Roll" album was then distributed in Japan, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

DAVE EVANS AND THE THUNDER DOWN UNDER

A HELL OF A NIGHT - TRIBUTE TO BON SCOTT - RELEASED THROUGH PERRIS RECORDS

SINNER - RELEASED ON DESTROY ALL RECORDS - 2007

YES, SEVERAL OF THE TRACKS OFF THE SINNER ALBUM ARE NOW BEING STREAMED VIA THE INTERNET AND ARE RECEIVING RADIO AIRPLAY.

Receiving regular rotation on
1. Renegade Radio-Dallas
2. Tri-Rock Radio -Seattle
3. Neon Productions Radio -The Musicians Network.
4. Net Rock 101 - Syndicated
5. 15 Syndicated Stations on the East Coast
6. Broadcast Asylum
7. Dark Cloud Radio - Florida - Syndicated radio

Waiting to recieve the cd for airplay
1.KEXP 90.3FM - Seattle
2. 979FM in Australia
3. KICK FM in Australia
4. Radio 92.4 FM in Spain
5. The Rythmn Of Life Radio Show - Pennsylvania.
6. Podshow Radio to start July 23rd.
7. Radio Gone Wild in the UK.

LIVE VIDEO:
Television stations broadcasting the video clips
1. SACXTREME TV - California
2. Asylum TV - Melbourne Aust.
3 The Bad Ass Frank Show -California
4. METelevision - Austin TX
5. Underground Sound TV - Australia

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BIO FOR DAVE EVANS aka KING OF ALL BADASSES

Dave Evans originally arrived in Australia from Carmarthen Wales, aged five, and settled in North Queensland with his family. After forming his first band In Session in Charters Towers when he was seventeen he moved to Sydney where he formed a band (no name yet!) with Malcolm Young, Colin Burgess and Larry van Kriedt - a week later Malcolm's younger brother Angus joined. Malcolm and Angus' sister-in-law Sandra came up with the name AC/DC - to signify power and energy - and so one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever was born!
AC/DC's first gig was at Chequers Nightclub in Sydney on New Years Eve 1973 and the band went on to attract a strong live following in the next few months before recording their first single - Can I Sit Next To You Girl b/w Rocking In The Parlour.
At this time Angus started wearing his now famous schoolboy uniform (has he ever taken it off?!?!) and with their single racing up the national charts AC/DC undertook a grueling tour beginning at the Sydney Opera House and then playing to packed houses all around Australia. Life on the road is tough for any band and frictions and egos increased steadily until a punch-up between Evans and their manager made life on tour unbearable - and a split between Evans and AC/DC became inevitable.
Bon Scott was a friend of Malcolm and Angus' elder brother George Young (a member of the legendary Easybeats - Friday On My Mind - and a well-known Australian record producer with Harry Vanda) and had seen the band perform in Adelaide. He agreed to join AC/DC, by this stage one of the leading rock bands in Australia, and he and the band went on to rock and roll immortality as one of the biggest bands in the world.
After parting ways with AC/DC Dave Evans moved to Newcastle just north of Sydney and joined up and coming hard rock outfit Rabbit in early 1975. Rabbit were already the number one rock band in Newcastle and the surrounding area and Dave had seen them performing at Chequers nightclub in Sydney and was impressed with their confronting stage presence.
It wasn't long until they had signed with CBS records and recorded their first album "Rabbit" which had mediocre success. In 1976 they recorded the album "Too Much Rock And Roll" and with their appearances on the numerous television pop/rock shows this album launched them into national popularity. Rabbit were described as frenetic, violently hedonistic and Dave himself was described as savagely heterosexual. Rabbit after-show parties were always wild affairs and popular with friends, fans and groupies.
The "Too Much Rock And Roll" album was then distributed in Japan, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Although sales were steady Rabbit did not tour these countries as two members called it quits after a grueling three month Australian tour. The band continued after adding a new drummer and released the single "Let Me" but it wasn't the same feeling without the two original members and the band folded in 1978.
Dave Evans and Thunder Down Under was formed in 1985 after his previous band, Dave Evans and Hot Cockerel, was forced to change its musical style. Dave Evans and Hot Cockerel were a heavy two guitar rock act and the music was back to basics rock - which was Dave Evans's musical roots with AC/DC - but although the band played to packed houses they could not get a record contract. At the time - mid 80's - the Australian record companies were signing bands dominated by synthesizers and with very little heavy guitar riffs and power chords.
After being turned down again and again (with apologies!) despite the fact that the band was putting bums on seats, Dave decided to try a new approach by combining the heavy guitar sounds with synth, brass and strings and adding a strong vocal harmony component.
This worked and he signed with independent label Reaction Records. He recruited all new musicians and called the new band Dave Evans and Thunder Down Under.
After Dave Evans and Thunder Down Under split Dave pursued an acting career with lead roles in small production Australian films - Coming of Age, Leonora and Come and Get It plus working in live theatre. In early 2000 Dave was invited to be a special guest for Melbourne AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck for their 20th anniversary memorial gig for Bon Scott. This special occasion was recorded live and A Hell of a Night was released through Perris Records.
Dave has since toured Europe as a solo artist.
SINNER has now been signed to USA label Destroy All Records (DA Records) and distributed in stores by BCDmg Distributors.
Long live Rock!

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