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The Evening Shades / Press

“The Evening Shades move on to the finals of the annual 2015 Rising Stars hosted by South Stage Cellars and Britt Festival! Learn a little about their new members! (Semi Finals news article featuring The Evening Shades).”

“Believe me when I tell you that these boys bring the heat! The vocals are amazing, the instrumentals are beautiful, agonizing, and sweet eargasmic pleasure! (Click for full review)”

“The Evening Shades is a band that defies categorization. Each member of the Medford-based band — Mark Anthony on vocals and guitar, Matthew Tayvis on bass and keyboard, Stephen Kay on lead guitar and Brandon Amador on drums — cites a different set of musical influences from the rest, which leads to an eclectic array of material. No two songs on the band's debut EP "Time" sound alike. "Hit Me" is a piano-driven ballad reminiscent of Coldplay, while "Cold Winter's Night" has the band exploring hard rock territory. Because of this, fans of different music genres can find something to like from The Evening Shades.”

“The Evening Shades cast a light shadow on the Rogue Valley music scene with their tasty blend of soulful songs. Their cross-genre approach to songwriting is punctuated by the playful lyrics and soaring melodies of singer Marks' incantations over a foundation of rhythmic riffs and hooks from multi-instrumentalist Matt, acoustic-electric guitarist Rory, and straight-ahead drummer Brandon. Classic R&B and Soul melds with quirky, indie Rock, giving rise to a refreshing, upbeat, danceable repertoire of original tunes that put audiences on their feet. As the day winds down, the Evening Shades conjure up a musical energy that keeps the party going all night long.”

Mark Johnson - Bluejay Studio and Sound Productions