There are different platforms in this generation, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, wherein people can share their passion projects in just a few clicks. However, despite the advantages of these platforms, the overwhelming presence of information makes it difficult for artists to break into their niche. Evan Pietrzak is one of the young artists who dared to take the music industry head-on and use these platforms to his advantage.
As the lead singer and muse of the band “Nigel and Evan,” Eva Pietrzak optimizes all his innate musical prowess combined with experience to create music that will represent him as an artist. Since August 19, 2000, this young boy from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, was one of the rising talents. At the age of 4, Evan started performing in pageants at his Catholic school, St. Ursula Catholic School, situated in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. His enthusiasm for music grew stronger day by day and was harnessed throughout highschool, wherein he performed in various school and regional productions. Evan took part in Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theatre’s productions of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “In The Heights,” and “Smile.”
Despite all these theatrical backgrounds, he felt like he is meant to create bigger things. “I just want to use my voice and use it to show who I am without any limits unlike what the theatre community does, wanting more but up to a certain limit, that’s just not me,” said Evan. He did try to push through theatre arts; he even attended Point Park University for musical theatre. However, he decided to put all his efforts into creating music full time and left the university after a year.
One fateful day led him to meet Nigel Seibert, a young music producer, who became the other piece of the band they formed. The duo’s collaborative efforts and hours of practice were put into work as they reach for the common dream— express and be heard through music. A product of their hard work is four big hits, “In My Head,” “Fire,” “Back Again,” and “Karen,” which are available on Spotify. These songs express different thoughts and feelings but share a common musical theme, an upbeat futuristic electronic pop sound with a hint of the 90s.
Nigel & Evan is one of the upcoming local pop duos that shows great promise. By continuously putting together their musical skills, surely there will be new releases that will be hits shortly after. The passion and perseverance Evan put into their music transcends to the listeners as they convey the feelings behind every note and lyric. Unlike other factory manufactured songs, each of their songs contains metaphorical comparisons from real-life events, making it more relatable.
Evan Pietrzak aims to use his voice to amplify the voices of his generation. Besides, the music he creates is tailored to exude positivity, leading to a world overflowing with love and happiness. The future of this young artist is as bright as his songs.