about evan

'Coffee addled percussionist and duck philanthropist throwing himself backwards through the music industry.'

Evan has enjoyed a large degree of success very early into his career as a session percussionist and teacher. He has been lucky enough to have studied with some of the most renowned drummers in the UK including Damien Manning, Pat Garvey and Cormac Byrne and has toured the UK, US, Europe and Russia with a number of musical acts and productions. He has also appeared on a wide variety of work on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6. 


Evan currently tours with folk acts Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group Nominees), The Willows, Georgia Lewis (BBC 2 Radio Folk Awards Horizon Nominee) and has also performed with Seth Lakeman (Robert Plant) and Kate Rusby's touring band. 
 

In 2016, Evan recorded percussion for Russian duo IAMTHEMORNING's 'Lighthouse' (PROG AWARDS Album of the Year 2016) and has gone on to tour with them throughout Europe and Russia. 

In 2018, Evan guested on piano virtuoso Gleb Kolyadin's (iamthemorning) solo album opposite drummer Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and on IAMTHEMORNING's live blue ray release 'Ocean Sounds'. 

In 2019, he returned to guest on IAMTHEMORNING's 4th studio album and is currently touring and recording with The Tweed Project.

Evan's solo project 'OCIPINSKI' featuring Gleb Kolyadin and Jim Grey (Caligula's Horse) plus other great musicians from both the folk and prog worlds is due out 1st July 2019.

With a BA hons Degree from the University of Sussex in Professional Musicianship, Evan is equally at home behind the kit or in the ‘pit’ with a diverse range of styles both classical and contemporary. 

Evan hopes to further his career with exciting live, studio and teaching opportunities using a wide range of skills including reading, theory, kit, bodhran, and many other forms of percussion. 

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