LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- If you've longed for the sounds of Frank Sinatra, but you were also looking for somebody with a new angle, for example, original material within that same genre...then look no further.

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His name is Brian Evans.

Evans, who began his croon career alongside Michael Buble' back in Vancouver, sat patiently as the machine got behind Buble' before it did Evans.

"I was on a roll. My dad died, I lost my head, and I became off track. Now I'm ready for my turn," says Evans.

"I regret many things, but what can you do. All you can do is get back up, brush yourself off, and move forward," says Evans.

That is exactly what he intends to do.

Those of you who have watched "So You Think You Can Dance" have undoubtedly heard Brian Evans sing "It Had To Be You" during Danny & Anya's "FoxTrot", and on ABC's "Big Shots" starring Dylan McDermott.

The new album separates Brian from his competitors, because he's not just rehashing songs that others have recorded a dozen times, as his competitors have...but he's also recording original material. In fact, 8 of the 12 tracks on the forthcoming CD, to be produced by Grammy nominated Chris Walden (with one track produced by Ahmet Zappa), were written by Brian Evans himself.

The new songs include "Planet Blue", "Croonerman," "Place Your Bets" and "I'm A Traveler." Covers will include the old Sheena Easton tune "Morning Train" and "Tainted Love" from Soft Cell.

"It's not enough to write an original song if it's just to obtain radio play in a format that is different than the crooner genre. Don't use the crooner genre to become Anne Murray," says Evans. "Just be Anne Murray, but don't smack Sinatra in the face pretending you are him," he says.

Brian's website is www.brianevans.com, and his MySpace page is www.myspace.com/brianevansonline

Evans is also co-creator of a new network TV drama in the works entitled "Horrorscope".

For more information visit the website, or contact:

 Bel Air Music
 Mark A. Biltz
 (310) 487-4793

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