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Born and raised in North Manchester, Kris Evans developed a passion music for music from an early age. In 2006, Kris went to Manchester Music Base where he studied Music Production and Sound Engineering to enhance his craft. He passed with flying colours and and left with even more enthusiasm to succeed. Kris has released numerous mix CDs and self-produced tracks in his recording studio in Manchester.
2008 was a big year for Kris as he was scouted by Take That guru Nigel Martin Smith to join the Manchester-based band The Mend. The 4 piece went on to compete in Britain's Got Talent. They received a standing ovation at the auditions with their unique rendition of Otis Redding's 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay' and went on to compete in the final - unfortunately beaten by a dancing dog - RIP Pudsey. The Mend then released their debut single, 'Where Were You?', which reached the UK Top 40 receiving great feedback from local and national radio stations including BBC Radio 1. Their performances on BGT caught the attention of The X-Factor winners Little Mix who invited The Mend to support them on their 28 day DNA tour.
In 2016, Kris released his first solo track in over 10 years '#HappyKristmas' which gained over 30k views in its first 24 hours. Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth also named unreleased track 'Nothing Changes' as his Record of the Week.
Kris rocky/urban record ’N.U.M.B’, a fan favourite, was crowned champion in the Hip Hop / R&B category with Unsigned Only as well as being playlisted by BBC Introducing Manchester / BBC 1xtra & Unity Radio.
In 2017, Kris was crowned champion of Project Aloft Star 2017 with over 10,000 applicants from all across Europe earning himself a £5,000 prize & a live performance at the USA competition in New York.
Most recently, Kris was selected as the 'Class of 2018' with Mobo Awards. You can see his full interview and live performance over on the Mobo Awards youtube channel.
He continues to release his own original music music whilst recently opening up his own recording studio where he develops other aspiring artists from all over the UK - The Kris Evans Project.