Evening Shades – on Hiatus

Genre: Indie / Rock / Pop / Alternative

The Evening Shades write and perform high energy original music with a sound all their own. Influenced by classic rock, British pop, hip hop, hard rock, metal and even classical, The Evening Shades have a sound that is hard to describe in terms of any specific band yet is distinct. Each member brings his own style, passion and experience to the band. Following their win of the South Stage Cellars 2015 Rising Stars Completion, The Evening Shades released their Debut CD in August 2015 to a packed house for the release party at Howiee’s on Main in Medford, OR.

The Evening Shades:

  • Markus Thales – Lead Vocals & Guitars,
    • Markus has a wide vocal range that allows him to literally swoon his audience with a velvety smoothness one moment and belt it out the next all the while keeping perfect pitch, to his guitar playing that is precise and dynamic, gathering its energy from his absolute passion for music.
  • Matthew Tayvis – Bass, Keys & Backing Vocals
    • Virtuoso pianist/bassist Matt has been playing since age 4, and has toured the West coast many times, played in much of the US, and Europe to dazzle audiences with his complex, sometimes gentle approach on the keys and mastery on Bass.
  • Josh Bierly – Lead Guitar;
  • Justen Nielsen – Drums.
    • Justen follows the lead of the other members in terms of talent, passion, and dedication.  Playing since age 12, he has experience beyond his years and has played in venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy, and the legendary Whisky a Go Go, just to name a few.

Together they are The Evening Shades.


Sample music of the Evening Shades.

Recent bookings:

  • Howiee’s on Main – Medford, OR
  • Oregon Coast Music Festival – North Bend, OR
  • Walkabout Brewing Co. – Medford, OR
  • Freedom in the Forest Festival – Glendale, OR
  • Jackson CO. Fair – Central Point, OR
  • Josephine Co. Fair – Grants Pass, OR
  • Siskiyou Golden Fair – Yreka, CA
  • Tulelake – Butte Valley Fair – Tulelake, CA
  • Britt Festival – Jacksonville, OR
  • Fly the Rogue Fishing Event – Grants Pass, OR
  • Eastburn Public House – Portland, OR
  • Black Forest – Eugene, OR
  • Grape Street Bar – Medford, OR
  • The Liberty Pub – North Bend, OR
  • Roxy Anne Winery – Medford, OR
  • The Sound Lounge – Grants Pass, OR
  • G Street Bar & Grill – Grants Pass, OR
  • Red Lilly Vineyards – Applegate, OR
  • South Stage Cellars – Jacksonville, OR
  • 2 Hawk Winery – Medford, OR
  • Boomtown Saloon – Jacksonville, OR
  • J’Ville Tavern- Jacksonville, OR
  • Bella Union Restaurant – Jacksonville, OR
  • Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus- Jacksonville, OR
  • Habanero’s Cantina – Medford, OR
  • The Rocky-Tonk Saloon & Grill  – Medford, OR
  • Bohemian Club – Medford, OR
  • Valley View Winery – Ruch, OR
  • Jefferson Sprits – Medford, OR
  • Gino’s Sports Bar – Klamath Falls, OR
  • Imperial Ballroom – Medford, OR
  • Gypsy Blues Bar – Medford, OR
  • Caldera Taphouse – Ashland, OR

Evening Shades Typical Set List (All Originals)

It’s All About You
Lonesome Seas
Back Again
Game Show
Can’t Afford to Die
Here and Now
Save Me Maybe
Any Louder (Can We Make It)
2nd to None

Band Accomplishments of Note:

  • 2012 Southern Oregon’s Got Talent Finals (Mark and Matt only).
  • America’s Got Talent : They were hand picked by America’s Got Talent. Making it to the final audition of AGT they were rejected because of refusing to play covers.
  • 2013 Southern Oregon’s Got Talent Finals (Full band)
  • Opened for Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at the Britt Festival
  • Featured in Mail Tribune, Jacksonville Review, Southern Oregon Magazine, The Rogue Messenger, Vents Magazine, Musical Seduction Magazine to name a few (all without having an album released, album release date is June 2015).
  • 2015 Rising Stars Competition Winner
  • 2015 Best Band, & Best Album by readers of the Rogue Valley Messenger (20,000+ readers)
  • 2016 Featured in Southern Oregon Magazine

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