Alan Evans, multi instrumentalist / songwriter / engineer / producer from bands Soulive , Alan Evans Trio , Matador Soul Sounds returns with a new single “Good Thang’ as his alter ego Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers on Vintage League Music. ‘Good Thang’ is a 3 minute head bopping funk cut that features vocal powerhouse Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds, Pimps of Joytime) and Alan Evans on bass, drums & guitar. This new single is released on June 5 and is being pressed up as a 7” vinyl single distributed worldwide by Fat Beats. With a full-length Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album on the way,
Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers is the alter ego of multi instrumentalist songwriter / studio engineer / producer Alan Evans, who is also co-founder of the band Soulive. In 2008, while Soulive was on break from touring, Alan spent most of his time recording and mixing bands from around the world in his Western Massachusetts recording studio. “On my days off, I would go into the studio and just play guitar. Before I knew it I had a batch of songs that I knew weren’t Soulive songs. It seemed I had an album on the way but I didn’t want to put it out as Alan Evans. So I came up with Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers. I record a lot of music on my own playing different instruments but I feel like I have a different personality on guitar, bass, drums, etc. Crushed Velvet is my guitar player alter ego.”
Alan released the first Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album ‘The Big One’ in May 2011 as a concept movie soundtrack album. Since then, Alan has gone on to release several albums with Soulive, the Alan Evans Trio, Matador Soul Sounds as well as starting Vintage League Music.
In 2020, Alan has decided to bring Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers back to life with a few new singles followed by a full length album. The first single ‘Good Thang’ is an instant made for 45 funk cut locked down by Alan Evans aka Crushed Velvet’s bass, drums and guitar work. This soulful funk bed features vocalist Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds, Pimps of Joytime) along with Evans’ musical cohorts Darby Wolf (DJ Williams Shots Fired, Rubblebucket) on organ, Pete Aleksi (Curtis Mayflower) playing 2nd guitar, Brian “BT” Thomas (Akashic Record, BT ALC Big Band) on trombone, Alex Lee – Clark (ALC Funktet, BT ALC Big Band) on trumpet, Tucker Antell (BT ALC Big Band) on alto and tenor saxophone and Jared Sims (BT ALC Big Band) on baritone saxophone. ‘Good Thang’ is one record that will definitely get you on the dance floor wherever you are!!