"Smalltown Boy", Evan Cowden attended Boston's BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC after being awarded a scholarship for excellence in vocal
performance. There he studied his craft along side such vocal talents as Layla Hathaway (daughter of reggae great Donnie Hathaway) and Grammy Award Winner Paula Cole.
Strongly influenced by the post-modern/new-wave movements of the early 1980's, as well as blue eyed soul and pop heavyweights of the 1990’s, Evan’s inspired vocals have been compared to those of Jimmy Somerville, Andrew Bell, and George Michael.
In addition to being praised for his vocal talents, Evan Cowden has emerged on to the dance music scene as one of it’s brightest new production talents, lending his production/remixing skills to not one, but TWO of Klone Record’s(a division of Rumour Records) largest compilation releases of 2007. Evan’s remixes of Ernest Kohl’s “To Save The Love 2007”(currently charting on the world nrg charts top 40 singles) and “Live Like You Were Dying” both appear on “Mad About the Boy Vol. 15” and the chart topping “Forever Country” compilations as well as Special Edition Compact Disc Maxi-Singles released on the WideAngle/EMG Record label. In a relatively short amount of time, Evan Cowden has managed to burst on to the music scene sharing production credits and being listed along side such industry greats as Steve Skinner (Broadway’s Rent Soundtrack, Bette Midler), Julian Marsh (remixer on the grammy nominated “When Will You Learn” by Culture Club’s Boy George as well as Kristine W, Taylor Dayne) and the legendary creator of disco and the 12”; Tom Moulton.
Drawing from heavy synth/pop arrangements like those of Vince Clarke and the Pet Shop Boys, blending them with contemporary house and R&B flavor, Cowden has managed to maintain a strong sense of self while remaining reasonably true to a more conventional commercial POP sensibility.
In 2007 Evan Cowden and BOBD Productions were responsible for the release of not one, but three chart scoring singles! Ernest Kohls "To Save the Love 2007" and "Live Like you were Dying" both appeared on EuroDance hits top 50 singles chart, while "Live Like you were Dying" has recieved a nomination from StoneWall Society's Pride in the arts organization for "2007 Dance Track of the Year".
Also in 2007, Evan Cowden's hit single "No One is To Blame" hit the airwaves... accompanied by a video directed and produced by BOBD... it instantly soared to the TOP 10 at MTV's LOGO network where it remained for 5 straight weeks, and in October, reached the no.1 position on DMA's high nrg club chart! NOITB continues to climb record pool charts both in the states and abroad, while the video can be found in rotation on MTV networks in the US and BPMtv in Canada. The coronation extended video mix of "No One Is To Blame" can be found on 5 different issues of Promo Only dance mix and club reels and continues to be a top requested video in clubs across North America.
Most recently, Evan Cowden had the pleasure of directing and producing the debut music video of The Perry Twins Ft. Jania's summer smash hit "Activate My Body" which peaked at no.3 on the BILLBOARD hot club play dance charts!
Now, Evan Cowden has teamed up with multi-platinum POP/ROCK producer Geza X (The Dead Kennedys, Josie Cotton, BlackFlag, Tyler Hilton and Merideth Brookes smash hit single "Bitch")to create "Evan Cowden: 10 days at Satellite Park"...a collection of original songs & dance/pop covers that represent his life long love of quality, commercial DANCE/POP tracks that resonate beyond the boundary of genre.
BOBD Productions, Sweetfeet Music, and Evan Cowden...
proudly announce the release of this very special LIMITED EDITION CD Single entitled "LABELWHORE" The Sweet Salacious Mixes.
LABELWHORE (Money Makes The World Go Round) is a whitty, tongue in cheek commentary that is bound to set dance floors ablaze! A solid, dance club friendy arrangement, sprinkled with catchy hooks and campy humour make this song virtually unforgetable!
Also included is a never before heard DUB mix of NOITB made available exlusively on this limited edition release. This CD is a must have for DJ's, dance floor divas, and anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned kick in the arse... LABELWHORE (Money Makes The World Go Round) stands to take up where NOITB left off... further solidifying Evan Cowden's position as one of clublands's most promising new comers!