Name: Bill Evans
Location: Las Vegas, USA
First MSI: Appearance: June 26th 2011
Profile: Bill Evans has been a musician and journalist for too many years to remember. Back in the late ’80s and ’90s he worked on a magazine for musicians called GIG. The whole idea was to support “working musicians” no matter what their genre or style. Starting in 2002 Bill’s “day gig” was editing a pro audio magazine called Front of House, where he interviewed a bunch of “lifer” sound guys including Jon Martin (Plain White Ts), Tim Miller (Jennifer Hudson) and Big Mick Hughes (Metallica). With a passion for music and supporting musicians, Bill has been a part of a team that put together the Live2Play Network which is much like GIG but includes a print magazine, a deep Web site, an email newsletter, a streaming radio station and lots a lots of video–everything from artist features to product reviews. In March of 2011, Bill decided it was time to really make the digital dive and left Front of House to concentrate on Live2Play and to extend that idea into a pro audio with the SoundProLive Network. Bill’s team includes MSI: Guest Paneilst Andrea Bensmiller as well as Lis Lewis (vocal coach for American Idol), Bruce Bartlett (recording specialist & Author), Jake Kelly (top ten country songwriter for artists including Gary Allan) and Phil Parlapiano (John Prine’s musical director, played with Grant Lee Buffalo). In his spare time Bill fronts and plays in Blues & Soul party band “Rev. Bill & The Soul Believers” which he has been a part of since 1984, playing popular Memphis soul, cool rock and roll or horn-driven blues covers in and around the Las Vegas area. Bill is also a published author, writing titles including “Making Money Making Music – The Musicians’s Guide to Cover Gigs” and “Live Sound Fundamentals” which are available from Amazon.
Check out the Live2Play Network here: www.l2pnet.com and digital editions here: www.live2playezines.com/L2P60
For those with an interest in touring audio, join that tribe at www.soundprolive.ning.com and check out their teaser edition at www.live2playezines.com/soundprolive/spl_01