Jessie Evans

Jessie Evans

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
SoloJazzCabaret

voodoo -afrobeat- electro-space vamp with influences from dixieland to disco

Biography

A brief history....

From 2000-2002 Jessie played saxophone in free wave noise terrorists SUBTONIX, an all girl garage/goth quartet whos screetching bass and sax driven escapades released 1 album and 3 singles.

In 2002 she formed THE VANISHING, a trio lead by her on her bass, voice and sax. Their dark futuristic sound was excelled by her wild, shimmying stage presence and their live shows never failed her the opportunity to put the dance floor on its heels. Several US and European tours, three albums, and numerous singles left audiences crying for more.

In 2003 she formed AUTONERVOUS as an outlet to explore a more electronic sound. First incarnation was with BILLY BATES (ZONETECH, VANISHING). A split cassette release, later issued on 12" entitled "Fetalities" and several shows in warehouses ensued. The music was lo fi and captured in spirit the decadent exstacy one could imagine dancing their heart out in dark basements under strobe light with saxophones lulling circus freaks into a frenzy.

Later in the year she collaborated with Portland Legends GLASS CANDY, and in 2004 she moved to Berlin where she teamed up with HANIN ELIAS (singer of ATARI TEENAGE RIOT) for some remixes and the release of the final VANISHING album "Still Lifes."

She then went on to form a moody cabaret duo with BETTINA KOSTER, (singer/sax player from the 80's cult group MALARIA!) who she had met 20 minutes after arriving off the plane. The chemistry on stage was so great between the two that they decided to postpone their respective solo albums to make one together. The resulting: AUTONERVOUS: BETTINA KOSTER AND JESSIE EVANS was recorded in the winter of 2005 in Berlin and connects these two women from different generations and cities in a whirlwind heat-wave of passion and violence. Some might say that this project was the climax of her interest in new wave music, since growing up into this climate, yet having "missed the boat" by about 20 years, it was through this collaboration that she found the connecting spark which was able to close this chapter.

JESSIE is currently living in Berlin and playing live shows with drummer TOBY DAMMIT (IGGY POP, SWANS). This summer she traveled from the former broadcasting and communications center of the DDR in Berlin to the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico to produce her first solo album. TOBY DAMMIT joined her in (and out of) the studio with his exotic array of live drums and percussion. The album mixes many genres from disco to jazz, afro beat and latin. Other guest musicians so far include BUDGIE (SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, THE CREATURES), NAMOSH (Berlin), MARTIN WENK (CALEXICO), CHLOE GRIFFIN, SUN CHOIR OF THE HIMMEL (Berlin), NINOS DEL SOL (Tijuana), and THE EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND (Oakland/San Francisco). The album is still in the works, being recorded both in Berlin by THOMAS STERN (CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION/EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN) and mixed in Tijuana by PEPE MOGT (NORTEC COLLECTIVE, FUSSIBLE, LATINSIZER).

Lyrics

Scientist Of Love

Written By: Jessie Evans


Earth cries, man cries
All the folks cry
White machine, war machine
Whoa
Are we not our brothers keeper
Come over explorers
Let go of your horrors
And love
All losers or winners elite or beginners in love
Show me your trust
Inspect me dissect me insert me and nurse
Me with love
Come out of your shell and let go of your hell
Give us love
Earth cries, man cries
All the folks cry
White machine, war machine
Whoa
Are we not our brothers keeper
Come over explorers let go of your horrors
And love
All losers or winners elite or beginners in love
Show me your trust
I invite you excite you to move us and prove us your love
Whats left you frustrated has never defeated your faith
So lets get mystical
Not egotistical
Lets get it right from here
Don’t wanna fight no more
Whats right for you and me
Not university
Its just a special thing
Oh what a special thing
In the C of love
There is no me of love
Its just the we of love
If you believe in love

Is It Fire

Written By: Jessie Evans


Is it lust that keeps me begging on my knees
Is it a masochist that makes a fool of me
Am I wanting you or haunting me oh please

And the way you move it makes me know im so sure
And the way you talk it makes me know I adore
Hold on tight, love me love me love me love me more
And the way you move it makes me know im so sure
And the way you talk it makes me know I adore
Hold on tight, make me make me make me make me sure
I’m scared I cant escape
Tied to what I want and what I think is fate
One thing, I can be sure
Keep giving me that feeling

Is it lust that keeps me begging on my knees
Must be love that keeps me wanting to oh please
Is it a masochist that makes a fool of me
Am I wanting you or haunting me oh please

Class Magic

Written By: Jessie Evans

The way that music touches
Everything that fusses
Keeps giving me a reason
To believe in and to speak up
The way your fingers play on
While time just seems to wait on
Keeps giving me the feeling
That I know we must be near now
If you feel you’ve got it
Then you better flaunt it
If you want to own it
Then I guess we’d better haunt it
Say it if you mean it
But love it when you leave it
Put your hands together and
We move down to the C now

Move up to the beat oh
Laugh and kick your feet up
Say it if you mean it
Love it when you leave it
Stick my hands into the class
And know it
Where they shine and flicker fast
And show it
All that’s left that’s in your heart
Don’t fake it
We’re allowed to play the parts
We made ‘em

Discography

JESSIE EVANS DISCOGRAPHY

•Autonervous: Bettina Koster & Jessie Evans
Cochon Records 2006
•Girl Monster Compilation
Chicks on Speed Records 2006
•Asia Argento DJ Sampler
2006
•Hanin Elias “Future Noir”
Invisible Recordings 2005
•Glass Candy-“Life After Sundown” 12” Single
Troubleman Unlimited 2005
•Glass Candy- 5 song EP
Self-Release 2004
•Berlin Insane 2 Compilation
Pale Music 2005
•Autonervous “Fetalities” 12” EP
Duchess Archive 2004
•Autonervous/Zonetech split cassette EP
Self-Release 2004
•Vanishing Remixes CD
Self-Release 2008
•Vanishing “Still Lifes are Failing” LP/CD
Gold Standard Labs / Fatal Recordings 2005
•Witches of the West Compilation
This Starcraft 2004
•Nostalgia del Buio Compilation
Cochon Records 2004
•The Vanishing / Sixteens split 12”/CD
Gold Standard Labs 2003
•The Vanishing / The Phantom Limbs split 7”
Hungry Eye 2003
•Naked Kiss of Vanity split 7”
Release the Bats 2004
•The Vanishing “Songs for Psychotic Children” LP/CD
Gold Standard Labs 2003
•Skyscraper Magazine Compilation
Gold Standard Labs / Skyscraper 2003
•The Vanishing / Lost Sounds split 7”
Cochon Records 2003
•The Vanishing 10” EP/CD
Cochon Records 2002
•The Knives - Cassette EP
Self Release 2002
•Troubleman Mix Tape Compilation
Troubleman Unlimited 2004
•Troubleman Sampler
Troubleman Unlimited 2004
•Subtonix “Tarantism” LP/CD
Troubleman Unlimited 2002
•Subtonix / Glass Candy split 7”
Troubleman Unlimited 2002
•Subtonix “Rich Boys 7”
Vida Loca 2002
•Subtonix “Trophy” 7”
No Love 2001

Set List

1. Scientist Of Love
2. Is it Fire
3. Black Sand
4. Class Magic
5. To the Sun
6. Golden Snake
7. Let me on
8. Ninos del Espacio
9. Blood & Silver
10. Sera el Fuego