Eva Acton Stokes (aka Prophet Div, aka EvVa) performs original "baroque art-pop with a bite." She is considered one of the best rock pianists in the USA. Her unique brand of art pop is admired by many classical musicians as well as by lovers of popular music, who find it "beautiful, amusing, and soothing," despite Ms. Stokes's occasional sarcasm and musical rule-breaking.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
A well-dressed, very serious, very funny, self-described 'introverted narcissist' who plays the piano and sings rather well.
Eva Acton Stokes is a classically trained pianist and singer, beginning her studies at age 6. She has been composing since the age of seven and often uses music she wrote as a child (you would never guess) as the musical backdrop for her clever, funny, sometimes deep, poetic lyrics. Her music is sophisticated and entrancing, showing the very lively spirit and intelligence of this remarkable artist.
"Eva Acton Stokes is a national treasure." - Terry Wollman, artist/producer
"Eva's the greatest. Even better than me. I call her 'the Great One.'" - Linda Nardini, pop star
"Her music is well-constructed, full of life and humor." - Malcolm Bruce, artist/producer/rock star
"I'm glad my sister has finally come out of hiding." - Nina Behan, sister of the artist
Additional Booking Notes
Eva Acton Stokes will only perform by candlelight because she is extremely vain. Just kidding. She has a Yamaha stage piano. Sometimes she has guest musicians or plays and sings to her own recorded tracks so that the full composition can be heard.
Past Booked Events
|September 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Original Piano Performance @ Starbucks Issaquah|
|September 17, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Private home concert, Austin, TX|
All of Eva Acton Stokes material is her own work. She does not do covers, though she talks about it sometimes. She can perform instrumentally only, or as a singer-songwriter.
Influences & Inspiration
Chopin, Lizst, Debussy, Beethoven, Genesis, Heart, Billy Joel, Elton John, Queen, Gentle Giant, 70's folk rock, 80's pop. Motion Picture scores. Emily Dickenson, Sylvia Plath, Khalil Gibran, all the great writers, and all the Bobs except one. Children. Holy people. Large bodies of water. Pineapple and Concord grapes. Entities met in the astral plane. Visitors from outer space. Divine Intelligence. Insane people.
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