Pierre Evans – Beats Music Contributor – Neo Soul, R&B, House, Dance
Pierre Andre’ Evans, a graduate of Chicago’s prestigious Columbia College, possesses a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management. He is an accomplished Freelance Writer with published articles, high profile interviews and event recaps which currently appear in numerous publications and websites including the legendary and iconic New York based SoulTrain.com, Chicago based Ndigo.com, and London based EmpireRadioMagazine.com.
He has interviewed television and movie legend Eric Monte´ (creator of Good Times, The Jefferson’s, What’s Happening and Cooley High,) theater legend Shelly Garrett (Beauty Shop), the rising star Richard Pryor, Jr., legendary jazz/soul/fusion recording artist Roy Ayers, and various R&B singers including O’Bryan, D’Wayne Wiggins (founder of Tony, Toni, Tone´) and Karyn White. He’s even interviewed legendary DJ Herb Kent “The Kool Gent.” His coverage of DJ Jesse Saunders’ 30th Anniversary of House Music Tour and his tribute to the late DJ, Producer and House music legend Frankie Knuckles was well received, worldwide. Although his primary beat is Entertainment, he is well-versed and passionate about Community Affairs, Cultural Events and Educational topics, as demonstrated by his coverage of The Soul Train Impact events and his attendance at the 2014 Soul Train Awards show.
In addition to writing, he is active in several other artistic endeavors, including acting, performing, DJing, modeling and spoken word. As an Actor, he has appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including both Home Alone II and Richie Rich with Macaulay Culkin, The Negotiator with Samuel L. Jackson, Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore and Road to Perdition with Jude Law, Tom Hanks and the late Paul Newman. Performing under the moniker Playerre, he’s a well-known singer/songwriter with a loyal fan base and several self-produced and released recordings. He’s been a DJ for the past 35 years, since he was 12, and is known in the House community and clubs as DJ Playerre. Modeling and Spoken Word are also passions that he performs professionally.
Currently, he is also the Booking Agent for The Chicago Talent Factory television show, which debuts locally on Chicago’s WCIU, “The U,” the Media Director for The Soul Train Impact team, as well as the host of A Taste of Theater television show which highlights screenwriters and their plays and broadcasts nationwide. He also hosts the annual A Taste of Theater Festival, which is conducted in collaboration with “The God-Father of Black Theater,” Mr. Shelley Garrett, where playwrights showcase their plays to a live audience and compete for the coveted Shelley Garrett Award.
Lastly, he’s an entrepreneur and the CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment Productions, which produces a wide variety of events including networking events, dance parties, fashion shows, plays, and concerts.
You can follow him on Twitter @Playerre, like his various Facebook pages: Pierre Andre Evans; Pierre A. Evans; Pierre Andre; Playerre; DJ Playerre and Pinnacle Entertainment Productions, and log onto his website at www.pinnacleentertainmentprod.com