Eva grew up in New York then moved into the New England area where she raised her children. She found the Pioneer Valley to be a very art and music friendly place to live. Eva dabbled in the visual arts for a time when she first moved to the Valley. She comes from a a very artist and musical family her mother was a visual artist and singer, dancer and actress on Broadway, Her father sang Opera and was in the restaurant and liquor business in N.Y.
Eva Cappelli has been playing music her whole life since she was a small child. She met Joe Carvalho at an Open Mic in 2007 and since then they have been playing and writing music, running a recording studio and producing several other talented artists. Joe is Eva's manager and musical arranger as well as her business partner and together they create more music in any given year then most writers do in a lifetime. Eva has played venues ranging from the small coffee houses to the much larger concert halls. She can perform as a soloist or with a 12 piece Orchestra and anything in between. Some of the venues she has performed at include the Big E. in West Springfield MA., the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA, the Majestic Theater in West Springfield MA., the Springfield Quadrangle in Springfield MA. the Arts Block Greenfield MA., and several venues in CT, NY, NC, and she is planning a 2013 Southern tour where she has been invited to perform at the Victory Hall in Virginia a very historical venue where Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and the Carter Family all began.
Eva's music is a lively mix of blues, jazz, power folk, country, rock, New Orleans jazz "torch songs" with 1940s-50s styling, latin/tex-mex, and a wide range of other popular and ethnic styles. She and the Band are inspired by a wide range of music and their tunes reflect that. She writes her music from her personal experiences of a life overcoming obstacles. In essence, her work comprises a series of musical "stories" celebrating a woman's survival in a hard world. Given some of the challenges she has faced in her life, it is truly amazing how joyful and fun Eva is. Her interaction with an audience is always special... both touching, energizing and fun! We hope you enjoy the journey!