Dave Evans aka King Of All Badasses

Dave Evans aka King Of All Badasses

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FRONT MAN DAVE EVANS -ORIGINAL LEAD VOCALIST AND A FOUNDING MEMBER OF AC/DC. KICKASS AUSTRALIAN ROCK N ROLL. SOUNDS LIKE AC/DC, KISS, TWISTED SISTER http://www.deadfamousartists.com/daveevans

Biography

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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Lyrics

SOLD MY SOUL TO ROCK N ROLL

Written By: EVAN/TINSON

Some people like to settle down
Spend their lives in a sleepy town
Some people like to play it safe
Nine to fivers who are never late

I met a man with a fat cigar
He said why are you walking boy, get in my car
I seen you singing and playing guitar
sign up with me and you'll be a star

Sold my soul to rock n' roll
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
And when I die, I'm going straight to hell
Sold my soul to rock n' roll

Some people need a steady wage
Standing still, scared to turn the page
Some people hide behind their doors
Well, I don't know what they're living for

I'm getting paid the wages of sin
And all I gotta do is play and sing
Got a contract that ties me in
Lifetime options, I'll be cashing in

Sold my soul to rock n' roll
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
But when I die, I'm going straight to hell
Sold my soul to rock n' roll

I got money, I got fame
I paid the price, now I'm a household name
and if you think you want to play the game
I tell you now, you'll have to do the same

Sold my soul to rock n' roll
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
But when I die, I'm going straight to hell
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
To Hell
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
Sold my soul
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
Yes I did
Sold my soul to rock n' roll
When I die I'm going straight to hell

TURN IT UP

Written By: EVANS/TINSON

Drivin 'round town with the top pulled down
Stereo blast in your ears
Stopped at the light, a guy looking for a fight
Yells "We don't like your kind around here!"

What to do, he's pushing you
He's getting in your face
You can win, don't give in
He might want to shoot you
But you gotta rock the place

Turn it up!
Turn it up!

The next door neighbor's bang, banging on the wall
The land lord's out the door screaming
"You play so loud that a man can't think
and we can't hear a thing on the TV!"

What to do, they're pushing you
Up against the wall
You can win, don't give in
They might want to shoot you
But you gotta rock n' roll

Turn it up!
Turn it up!
Turn it up!
Turn it up!
As loud as you can!

The boys in blue want to talk to you
The phone's been ringing red hot
If you don't turn it down, well, they're gonna come around
You're gonna be their guest for the night

What to do, they're squeezing you
They got you by the balls
You can win, don't give in
They might want to shoot you
But you gotta rock n roll

Turn it up!
Turn it up!
Turn it up!
Turn it up!
As loud as you can!
Turn it up!

TAKE ME DOWN AGAIN

Written By: TINSON

Every girl's outrage, every boy's dream
She took me down, down, down where I've never been.
I don't know why she came, but she sure taught me how
And I know what I want, I want it now, now, now, now!

Take Me Down Again
Take Me Down Again
Again and Again and
Again and Again and Again

Everything your brother ever wanted to see
Everything you never wanted your sister to be.
She took me down, down, down, yea she taught me how
And I know what I need, I need it now, now, now, now!

Take Me Down Again
Take Me Down Again
Again and Again and
Again and Again and Again

Every girl's outrage, every boy's dream
She took me down, down, down where I've never been.
I don't know why she came, but she sure taught me how
And I know what I need, I need it now, now, now, now!

Take Me Down Again
Take Me Down Again
Again and Again and
Again and Again and Again
Take Me Down,
Down, Down, Down
Down, Down, Down

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

Set List

SET LIST IS TYPICALLY 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES, DAVE PERFORMS SONGS OFF HIS NEW ALBUM SINNER. THE SET LIST INCLUDES ENCORES OF CLASSIC AC/DC SONGS. THE AC/DC SONGS PERFORMED ARE SONGS IN WHICH DAVE EVANS SANG DURING HIS TIME WITH AC/DC NOT COVERS. SOME WERE JUST NOT RECORDED AT THAT TIME.

SET LIST:
DAVE EVANS

SET LIST

1. BACK ON THE FIRING LINE

2. TAKE ME DOWN AGAIN

3. SINNER

4. ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG

5. WE DON'T DANCE TO YOUR SONG

6. ROCK N' ROLL OR BUST

7. OUT IN THE COLD

8. D.O.A.

9. CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

10. BAND MOLLS

11. TURN IT UP

12. YOU TALKIN' TO ME?

13. GO DOWN FIGHTING

14. SOLD MY SOUL

(ENCORE)

15. CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU GIRL

16. SOUL STRIPPER

17. BABY PLEASE DON'T GO

18. TNT

19 HIGHWAY TO HELL