Jennifer Evans likes to keep herself occupied. Not only has the Dublin-based singer recorded and released her debut EP in recent times, but she also landed a prestigious slot in the ‘Other Room’ section of RTÉ’s Other Voices series. And that’s all in addition to a rather full gig schedule, which included a date at Berlin’s King Kong Club just last month. It’s only right that she should reach a wider audience, because Evans possesses one of the most arresting voices you’re likely to hear this year. Whether performing alone or with her band, The Ripe Intent, she conveys a genuine soulfulness over a sound that weaves alternative influences together with rootsy jazz, folk and blues.
Jennifer Evans plays Whelan’s Ones To Watch on Wednesday.