Evan Cole

Evan Cole

BandR&BBlues

Meet Evan Cole—a vocalist with astounding vocal power, a deeply soulful tone, and a high degree of musicality. Her unique style, a sultry blend of R&B, soul, blues, and jazz, stunningly showcases her amazing vocals, poignant song interpretation and songwriting ability, and dynamic stage presence.

Biography

Since the young age of five, Evan Cole, born Evan Baughman, has been enthralling audiences nationwide with her extraordinary vocal talent. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she quickly became recognized as a rising star and was featured in the local jazz choir and chamber choir, in addition to playing cello in the school band. Her unique style—a remarkable blend of soul, blues, and jazz with a pop sensibility, appeals to a wide range of listeners, and showcases both her stunning vocals and exceptional songwriting ability. Part of Evan's distinctive, eclectic sound comes from her wide range of influences, which include Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Rachelle Ferrel, and Eric Clapton.

Recipient of both the Best Scholarship and Yo Team Scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Evan moved to Boston, MA in September of 2003 in order to pursue her passion for music. Her outstanding artistry has given her the opportunity to perform with a number of living musical legends, including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Anita Baker. Evan has also been chosen to perform in the elite Berklee Singer's Showcase—a concert of performances by the most renowned vocalists at the college, in Spring 2004, Fall 2005, and Spring 2006. Other performances include opening for the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and singing in the Berklee College of Music Commencement concert, Spring 2006 before a full house of 6,000 audience members, including guest of honor, Melissa Etheridge. She has also performed multiple times in the 1,200-seat Berklee Performance Center, in various convocation concerts, family weekend performances, and recitals. Most recently, Evan competed in the New England Idol Competition, and was awarded fourth place, rising above hundreds of other contestants.

Evan is currently working on recording songs for her first album of originals, due out this May, and performing in local clubs and hotspots throughout New England. Some of her most popular songs include a soul-infused, bluesy version of the classic Que Sera Sera, originally recorded by Doris Day in 1956, and Remember, a gorgeous original overflowing with the passion, tenderness, and heartache of lost love. She also works as the lead vocalist of the popular GB band, The Pulse of Boston.

Contact Information
ebaughman@berklee.net

Lyrics

Nobody's Supposed to Be Here

Written By: Deborah Cox

[Chorus:]

How did you get here?

Nobody's supposed to be here

I've tried that love thing for the last time

My heart says no, no!

Nobody's supposed to be here

But you came along and changed my mind

I've spent all my life, on a search to find

The love who'll stay for eternity

The heaven sent to fulfill my needs

But when I turn around

Again, love has knocked me down

My heart got broken, oh it hurt so bad

I'm sad to say, love wins again

So I placed my heart under lock and key

To take some time, and take care of me

But I turn around and you're standing here

[Chorus]

This time I swear I'm through

But if only you knew

How many times I've said those words

Then fall again, when will I ever learn

Knowing these tears I cry

This lovely black butterfly

Must take a chance, and spread my wings

Love can make you do some crazy things

So I placed my heart under lock and key

To take some time, and take care of me

But I turn around and you're standing here

[Repeat chorus to fade]



Que Sera Sera

Written By: Sly and the Family Stone

Que Sera Sera

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Set List

Mr. Default
by Evan Cole

Remember
by Evan Cole

Daydream
by Evan Cole

Evil Gal Blues
by Leonard Feather

Forever, For Always, For Love
by Luther Vandross

Butterflies
by Michael Jackson

Tell Me Something Good
by Chaka Khan

Round Midnight
by Thelonious Monk

Higher
by D'Angelo

Nobody's Supposed to Be Here
by Deborah Cox

How Come You Don't Call Me
by Prince

Ain't Necessarily So
by George and Ira Gershwin

Que Sera Sera
by Sly and the Family Stone