MELPRO Recording Studio
Mick Evans’ History
Introducing Mick Evans of Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
Putting a job label on Mick Evans is a difficult task. Mick is the producer/engineer and Director of Melpro Recording Studios. His job description is wide however, as he also is a musician in his own right, and a songwriter, along with a multitude of other talents, and many years experience in the studio environment, and the music industry.
Take a walk down Mick’s memory lane with a brief look at his background in entertainment.
In 1994, Mick moved his Studio back to Australia to finish a cover of the Chicago hit “If you leave me Now” produced by Mick Evans and Neil Lockwood from E.L.O. Part Two and Allen Parsons, released through Sirius Music, Victoria. After the compilation of “If you leave me Now”, Mick got together with English M.C., D.J. Ozzie Gee to form their band INFX. With the song Unity released through D.S.B. Records Germany.
While still in Sydney Melpro produced a 10 track commercial dance album called (Slather) naming our production and the CD Saturn 3. Writers being John Collins, Mick Evans, David Berman and Wayne Miller. Vocalist singing on this album. Keren Minshull, Susie Ahern, Tina Harrod, Kelly Carter and Sally Berman.
Mick relocated the studio to Cairns, QLD, Australia.
Mick Evans, Rekeka Rain teamed up with local 20 year old singer song writer Jayden Reid and wrote and recorded Better Day’s with Jayden and Rebeka sharing the vocal lines.
Late 2015 Mick and Rebeka are recording and co-writing a number of songs for a documentary on suicide. Rebeka lost her 20 year old song Harry to suicide.
Kyle Petersen from South Africa had come to Australia to co-writer and work on 4 new song for this suicide campaign.
During 1992 Mick and Duncan Mackay from”10CC” wrote and produced two songs for Raindance Records and MCA Music, titles being “Rave Out” and “Mac -Attack”.
Along with writing and producing Mick continued his role as a D.J. at various Clubs around England. “The Venue” in Poole, “Circa” in Berkeley Square, and Mick’s regular gig on Saturday Night at the “Broadway Boulevard”, Ealing.
Mick worked the major Australian events in London, for Top Deck travel and TNT outdoor barbeques throughout the years, with crowds of to 7,000 – 10,000 people. The latest being the launch of Tooheys beer at the London Zoo, hosted by Mick Evans and Pat Cash.
Mick moved to Cairns, QLD, Australia to Dj Tropo’s night club.
Mick setup Apple computer retail business for the next 15 years and seen the Apple business go to 3 retail shops 2 x “Talk to the Mac” and “Cairns iShop”.
At the same time Melpro Recording Studio was built on the first floor of Talk to the Mac in Grafton Street Cairns, tropical North Queensland Australia to where it is to date.
Melpro studio carried on recording for the local artist.
Mick Evans, Rebeka Rain and Les Hall teamed up with singer song-writer from the UK John Fiddler. Front man of (Medicine head, The British Lions and Bog of Frogs formerly know as the Yard Birds) to write and produce the second album “I Am Rain”. Rebeka Rain also had a guest singer song-writer with 9 number 1 hits under his belt Max T. Barnes from Nashville. Max sang and played guitar on track 2 “You Should Try Livin’ Too”.
Max also played acoustic guitar on track 3 “Never Gonna Land” off the “I Am Rain” album. “Colour Of Hope” from the same album “I Am Rain” was co-written by Duncan Mackay former member of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and 10cc.