John Evans grew up in the small rural town of Denbigh in North Wales and after finishing school and Art college embarked on an album debut with his school friends Alan and Linda Thompson under management contract with the Windings recording studio home to resident drummer Steve Washington of Take That fame and other work with artistes such as Lisa stansfield who sessioned on the album ‘Magicman E.P.’. After many happy years working and gigging with the band Redhill it finally split in the late 90`s. John endeavoured to carry on under the new name ‘The MK Band introducing Cookie Baker on keys and Jan Beck on drums who had worked with the band before and with artistes such as Jon Heismen. The resulting album ‘Getting there’ was never commercially released but had a very positive response from the community.
After graduating from Harlech Music college and embarking on his degree at Chester University John worked on and released his self produced album ‘Life on a Hawaiian beach; in 2007 under the band name MK Ultra.
Life on a Hawaiian beach:
The album is a collection of recordings made as and when the opportunities arose with some old friends and college buddies appearing on the album. Many of the tracks were recorded in entirety at his home near Denbigh and it is a personal journey of love lost and found and a journey of self, thru recovery noteable examples would be the songs ‘Rosemary’ and ‘I`ll be gone’.
Currently John is working hard with his old friends from Redhill recently reformed performing and recording regularly... Check them out at http://www.redhillband.co.uk