EVAN is a 21-year old Greek/German guitarist & composer based in Mannheim, Germany. Evan is influenced by Gus G, Jeff Loomis, Andy James, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Romeo, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker, and Ritchie Blackmore. He has just finished recording his debut album, Blue Lightning, which features some famous guests from the Power-Progressive Metal Scene like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra, Vision Divine), who sings lead vocals on the songs “Edge Of The Sky” & “One Last Time,” and keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud). All music and lyrics on Blue Lightning were written by Evan. The album was produced and recorded by Evan at Epsilon Studio in Mannheim, Germany, and mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil’s Train) and Christian Schmid at The Prophecy and Music Factory Studios (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Devil’s Train, Steel Prophet, Eldritch, etc.) in Kempten, Germany.
Evan started playing electric guitar at the age of 11, and he received Jazz Electric Guitar & Jazz Music Harmony/Theory Berklee College Of Music degrees via the “Philippos Nakas” & “Ihogenesi” Conservatories in Athens, Greece at the age of 17. Evan currently studies Electric Guitar & Popular Music Design at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, University Of Popular Music and Music Business in Mannheim, Germany.
In addition, he plays guitar for the German melodic death metal band Cypecore. He is currently working on Cypecore’s upcoming album, and is hitting the stage with them at various festivals and headliner shows in Germany.
Evan is endorsed by ESP Guitars, ENGL Amplification and HESU Cables.