Bill Evans and the Spy Killers !

Instruments: saxes, drums, bass, b3

Genre: soul, funk, groove

Origin: united states, germany

Territories: europe

Availability: july

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The Spy Killers ! The worlds most dangerous band, is Bill Evans' latest endeavor.

The Spy Killers ! are their own brand of music. Where soul meets jazz and Miles meets Elvis .They have no boundaries. Whether its sci-fi soul and funk or Grooves from another galaxy, you can’t help but get drawn into their world. A Spy Killers ! concert will hypnotize you. It is something you will not soon forget. The Spy Killers ! feature drummer extraordinaire Wolfgang Haffner , young keyboard phenom Simon Oslender and Bass groove master Gary Grainger. Bill recorded the Spy Killers ! Live at the famed “ Birds Basement “ jazz club in Melbourne Australia , last October 2018, with a spring 2019 release slated.

 


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    Bill is a world-class, Grammy® Award winning saxophonist/ singer and producer who made his debut age the age of 21, with Miles Davis –recording 25 solo albums to date. You may have seen him walk on stage as a guest with the Allman Brothers during their last 10 years of touring or rock out with Warren Haynes, then tour Europe with the “ Bill Evans Band” “ Bill Evans Soulgrass” or “Bill Evans and Petite Blonde.” Soulgrass gained global recognition among jazz and rock fans alike, and was a melting pot of quintessential American styles, touring world wide for over 11 years, taking a break in 2015. Bill has co-lead tours with Robben Ford , Mike Stern, Randy Brecker , Simon Phillips, most recently as Fall of 2018. Bill is truly a 21st century renaissance man who can walk seamlessly from stage to stage. Says Bill " Im not one to sit still and rest on my laurels. I love to experience new things and push the boundaries of the music I play with the different bands I tour with. I guess Miles was the one who inspired me when it comes to that. " Evans draws his motivation from his many years of touring with some of music’s major tour de forces. Bill is celebrating 30 years of playing Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with his own bands and is bringing a Superband with Robben Ford, James Genus and Keith Carlock for 5 special concerts in Tokyo, March 2019.


    Wolfgang Haffner is one of the most respected drummers in the world of Jazz. He has played drums on 400 albums to date, and recorded 16 solo albums as a leader. Says Bill “ I’ve played with Wolfgang on and off for years, and he never stops amazing me with his ability, sensitivity and groove. He’s a one of a kind drummer as well as a great person.“

    Gary Grainger is one of the funkiest bass players on the planet. He made his mark playing with John Scofield in the 80’s and never looked back. I did a big tour of Europe with Gary in may 2018, with my Petite Blonde II band featuring Dennis Chambers and Ulf Wakenius. Gary brought the house down every single night! He was a natural for the Spy Killers !

    Simon Oslender is an amazing 20 year old B3 keyboard prodigy from Germany. Says Bill of Simon “ I first heard Simon in Wolfgang Haffners’ Band and I couldn’t get over how great he sounded, and at such a young age ! We had an instant rapport on stage when we first played together . He has already been making a name for himself in Europe and takes the Spy Killers ! to a whole new level of groove.
     
    We are going to play some hard driving funk, soul, and jazz infused rock. There are no limits with this group. Whether its fresh vocals or Instrumentals ,The audience will be able to feel the energy on every song. Nothing but “ no holds barred “ grooves. Put your sun glasses on and experience the Spy Killers ! Live !


     

Bill is a world-class, Grammy® Award winning saxophonist/ singer and producer who made his debut age the age of 21, with Miles Davis –recording 25 solo albums to date. You may have seen him walk on stage as a guest with the Allman Brothers during their last 10 years of touring or rock out with Warren Haynes, then tour Europe with the “ Bill Evans Band” “ Bill Evans Soulgrass” or “Bill Evans and Petite Blonde.” Soulgrass gained global recognition among jazz and rock fans alike, and was a melting pot of quintessential American styles, touring world wide for over 11 years, taking a break in 2015. Bill has co-lead tours with Robben Ford , Mike Stern, Randy Brecker , Simon Phillips, most recently as Fall of 2018. Bill is truly a 21st century renaissance man who can walk seamlessly from stage to stage. Says Bill " Im not one to sit still and rest on my laurels. I love to experience new things and push the boundaries of the music I play with the different bands I tour with. I guess Miles was the one who inspired me when it comes to that. " Evans draws his motivation from his many years of touring with some of music’s major tour de forces. Bill is celebrating 30 years of playing Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with his own bands and is bringing a Superband with Robben Ford, James Genus and Keith Carlock for 5 special concerts in Tokyo, March 2019.


Wolfgang Haffner is one of the most respected drummers in the world of Jazz. He has played drums on 400 albums to date, and recorded 16 solo albums as a leader. Says Bill “ I’ve played with Wolfgang on and off for years, and he never stops amazing me with his ability, sensitivity and groove. He’s a one of a kind drummer as well as a great person.“

Gary Grainger is one of the funkiest bass players on the planet. He made his mark playing with John Scofield in the 80’s and never looked back. I did a big tour of Europe with Gary in may 2018, with my Petite Blonde II band featuring Dennis Chambers and Ulf Wakenius. Gary brought the house down every single night! He was a natural for the Spy Killers !

Simon Oslender is an amazing 20 year old B3 keyboard prodigy from Germany. Says Bill of Simon “ I first heard Simon in Wolfgang Haffners’ Band and I couldn’t get over how great he sounded, and at such a young age ! We had an instant rapport on stage when we first played together . He has already been making a name for himself in Europe and takes the Spy Killers ! to a whole new level of groove.
 
We are going to play some hard driving funk, soul, and jazz infused rock. There are no limits with this group. Whether its fresh vocals or Instrumentals ,The audience will be able to feel the energy on every song. Nothing but “ no holds barred “ grooves. Put your sun glasses on and experience the Spy Killers ! Live !


 

Line Up:

Bill Evans - saxes
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Gary Grainger - bass
Simon Oslender - B3

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altmannsdorferstr. 74/13/5
1120 vienna, austria

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