Alan Evans

An upbeat fusion of soul and funk, featuring live instrumentation, is on full display in Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers' new single, "Good Thang." Founded by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, sound engineer and producer, Alan Evans—who is also the co-founder of acclaimed jazz fusion trio, Soulive—Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers the self-proclaimed guitar player "alter ego" for Evans.

Alan Evans' label, Vintage League Music, shares the latest single from BT ALC Big Band, marking the group's first release on the imprint, with a full album promised later this year. With 18 musicians credited to the track, "Bring Forth Change" was amazingly captured completely remotely in the midst of the current global pandemic.

Hailing from London, UK comes Crowd Company, a dynamic octet evoking a modern take on vintage soul-funk. Fittingly, Crowd Company releases their latest record, Lowdown, on January 31st, 2020 via the Alan Evans (Soulive, Ae3) founded label, Vintage League Music. In advance of the release, Crowd Company has shared instrumental single, "Express 76," and female vocal-led title track, "Lowdown." 

Formed by brothers Neal and Alan Evans on organ and drums respectively, and tapping guitar master Eric Krasno, Soulive has continued to make waves in the funk and soul scenes from the late 90s to today, gaining much renown for their ability to lay down the groove and becoming the undeniable leaders of contemporary funk fusion.

Unlimited Devotion, the two-day musical throwdown held annually at the Ardmore Music Hall, in Ardmore, PA, returned this past weekend, and this year’s lineup may have been the best it’s ever pulled together. The weekend always acts in large part as a tribute to the music of The Grateful Dead, and this year offered a full performance of a Dead album each night—Workingman’s Dead on night one, and American Beauty on night two.

Vintage League Music is proud to announce their spring 2019 release schedule including a live album from London’s Crowd Company, and debut studio albums from label founder Alan Evans and trio Ae3. To celebrate the upcoming albums, the label has re-designed their website and is re-launching it this week. You can learn more at www.vintageleaguemusic.com.

Vintage League Music is proud to announce their spring 2019 release schedule including a live album from London’s Crowd Company, and debut studio albums from label founder Alan Evans and trio Ae3. To celebrate the upcoming albums, the label has re-designed their website and is re-launching it this week. You can learn more at www.vintageleaguemusic.com.

Soulive drummer and founder Alan Evans is a musical force to be reckoned with. More than 15 years as an integral member of the jazz-fusion group wasn’t enough for him.

Alan Evans Trio kicks off their national tour in support of their upcoming album, Merkaba, beginning February 28, 2013, with over 10 stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C, and many more.Alan Evans Trio's much-anticipated follow-up album, Merkaba (Royal Family Records), hits Earth on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, and will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital in select retail outlets around the globe, and neighboring solar systems.Digital pre-order now available on

The way the Alan Evans Trio was formed was an act of fate.   Guitarist Danny Mayer was drawn to Alan Evans first as a fan of the legendary group Soulive and then a musical connection was established that only magnified when they linked up with organ player Beau Sasser. Firstly, the combined energy that these guys have together is mind blowing.

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