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“The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded James Evans the Suggested Artist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Suggested Artist placement in the songwriting competition.”
“From frozen lakes to the ZepOcean Muirsical Conversation with James Evans Guitarist, songwriter and producer James Evans may have the most interesting background of any musician I know or am aware of. His album releases are no less interesting - 'ZepOcean' (2010) is an excellent guitar-led instrumental rock album and the other two CD's issued thus far from the Canadian guitarist both feature intriguing sound-scapes and textures. FabricationsHQ caught up with James to chat about how he got from his home town of Windsor to the musical waters of the ZepOcean, and all points in-between.”
“Get ready to learn more about a musician who lives, breathes and thrives for the guitar. James Evans is a Canadian artist who writes his own music and even works with other local acts in Canada. His new group instrumental album ‘ZepOcean’ has some excellent guitar riffs and solos you just have to hear for yourself. Evans also has another record out titled ‘Transform’ that is a solo effort and just like ‘ZepOcean’ Rock is at the core of it all.”
“International Songwriting Competition is pleased to inform James Evans that the song "After Burner", entered into the Instrumental category, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Congratulations on this achievement!”
“Overall, this was a very enjoyable listen as James Evans proves to be a force to reckon with. I was very impressed with Evans’ guitar playing here and I have to say that the drums had a big impact on me as well. This instrumental album was definitely well done, but not gonna lie when I say that I’d be very curious to see what a few vocals would sound like on some of these songs. I really do love instrumental albums; especially ones that revolve around guitar & rock as the main source. You owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of ‘ZepOcean’ just to see what all the fuss is about.”
“An accomplished guitarist who can choose licks from Hendrix, Fripp, Howe or Page and work them in effectively to his own sound.”
"After Burner" This is one of the best music only track i have heard in slicethepie.The guitar work is very pleasant to listen and that is the highlight of the song.Also the drums work was superb.The flow of the song is good.