Undersound (Gareth Evans) is a hyper-talented musician and music production artist. Originally born in Haverfordwest (Wales, UK), he now currently resides in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.
Gareth first took up music at the age of five staring on piano before expanding to French horn, guitar, drums, trumpet, tuned percussion, cello and flute. He has played in various symphony/chamber orchestras and smaller ensembles in venues worldwide including; The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Centre (Washington, D.C.), The Royal Festival Hall, Cathedral Basilica Newark (New York) and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Gareth has also played for various members of the royal family including Prince Charles and the Queen.
Gareth’s achievements don’t stop there… He has gone on to play in various musical theater shows with bands such as the Blood Brothers, Joseph and has supported acts that include Vanessa Mae, The BBC Big Band, Rolf Harris and Elkie Brooks. He also ran a Ska punk band between ’92-02 that reached #1 in the European Ska charts supporting bands including Reel Big Fish and Save Ferris, and is currently in a Jazz duo with the super talented singer Bella Collins who are regulars at the Brecon Jazz Festival and Aber Jazz Festival, and recently played at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne. His music can also be heard during the opening ceremony and credits of the TV coverage of the London Olympic Games in 2012, and the London Anniversary Games (athletics) in 2016.
Gareth has completed various jobs for TV including edits for Britain’s Got Talent show, Sky One’s Got To Dance, and has had many tracks featured on Freesports on 4 (Channel 4, UK). He has also written original scores for various theater productions, including the award-winning stage adaption of Rachel Trezise’s book Tonypandemonium with the National Theatre Wales, and more recently a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice And Men’ which had a two week sell out run in Cardiff’s famous Chapter Arts Centre in Autumn 2017. Gareth started producing drum and bass in 2005 after being invited to participate with some instrumental session work for High Contrast on his ‘Tough Guys Don’t Dance’ LP, and also for other prominent drum and bass artists such as Blame, Netsky, John B and Spy.
As a drum and bass artist, Gareth has released over a hundred tracks of on a variety of labels gaining worldwide DJ and radio support, including London Electricity, Friction and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio One), DJ Lord (Public Enemy), alongside receiving regular support from Adam Walton (BBC Wales). He is currently in a drum and bass duo named Casey Jones, with tracks signed to Ram Records and Technique Recordings. Casey Jones has played a number of high-profile shows with DJ’s including Andy C, Chase & Status, Wilkinson, and Sub Focus to name a few. He is also in demand for remix work having reworked ‘26 Police’ for hip-hop and reggae acts Savana and Junior Reid, the bands Lazy Habbits and Tankus The Henge, and a remix of 'Still Standing' for Miami girl group Anything But Monday (Universal).
Gareth has been a NexGen Music artist since 2011 and continues to write music covering anything from drum and bass to downtempo, hip-hop, soul and funk.