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Remembering Vic Evans

This is the news regarding the passing of our hero, singer Vic Evans. In the long term we will be compiling a full tribute page about the life and times of Vic.

7thApril 1934 - 3rd Novenber 2022

Photo of Vic by Paul Hassell

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the fabulous Vic Evans. Vic was the long time vocalist with Andy Hamilton & The Blue Notes and, following the passing of Andy, The Blue Notes.

The Silvershine Jazz Club will foreer be filled with great memories of the many gigs he performed in and the stories he told us of his life that sometimes had us doubled up with laughter!

Never "Without a Song", Vic passed away peacefully early in the morning of the 3rd November. We’re going to miss you buddy.

Our love and condolences to all of his family.

Click this link to hear Vic sing"Without a Song


♦     Celebrating the Life of     ♦
Vic Evans
Friday 16th December


This was a well attended and a wonderful night.Visiting guests included Bryan Corbett and Miles Levin along with welcome returns for Dutch Lewis and Andy Peate. There were the Blue Note regulars including Andy Gayle, some of the young horn players coming through and other Jam Night regulars.

Paul Hassel’s wonderful photo of Vic was a stunning attraction on the night, but, more to the point, we raised a lot of money, which will make a very substantial contribution to the cost of his funeral.

The final tally was a whopping £1,540! Thanks everyone!

Many of you will know that the much loved Vic Evans passed away on the 3rd November. We’ve been saddened to learn that Vic and his family, along side 46,000 other people, had paid into a funeral plan fund (‘Safe Hands Funeral Plan’ that has gone into liquidation, leaving all who paid into the plan out of pocket.

We’ve got together with a group of Silvershine friends to come up with ideas of how to ease the financial burden of Vic’s funeral costs. So this is what we’ve come up with so far: On Friday 16th December we’ll be holding a tribute gig for Vic at the Silvershine featuring many fabulous guest musicians, young and old, who have had the pleasure of playing along side Vic. It’s a great line-up to date.

There’ll also be an auction of some special donated gifts. All proceeds will be given to Vic’s family to help towards his funeral cost and give him the send off he deserves. If you can’t attend the gig but wish to contribute to help out that would be great!

And as Vic would say at the end of every gig “That’s all folks”.

  Much love,

The Silvershine family.

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A Service to Celebrate the Life of Vic Evans

The details for Vic Evans’ funeral are as follows:

Monday 23rd January 12:00pm
New Testament Church of God, Handsworth,
240-244 Lozells Road,
Birmingham B19 1 NP

Afterwards at the H suite from 4-10pm
100 Icknield Port Rd.
B16 OAA.

We would like to thank everyone who helped attended the gig celebrating his music or in other ways contributed to the £1,540 raised to help pay for the funeral.

A Seat for Vic

On the 14th July at 5pm a seat will be dedicated to Vic Evans as a part of the B:music “Name a seat initiative” in Symphony Hall next to his friend and band leader Andy Hamilton MBE.

The Blue Notes will be performing as part of the celebrations. For more information, and to book your free ticket click on the image below.

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