Evan Westfal is an Edmonton based singer-songwriter, actor, and vocal instructor. His music has been described as “playful,” “intellectual,” and “hella gay!” He is based out of Alberta, Canada and he consistently includes LGBTQ+ themes in his music.
Evan released his inaugural EP ‘Gay Pirates’ on November 11th 2016. The lyrical content of the EP is fun and playful, while retaining a cerebral integrity. Westfal describes the album as a series of lamentations and exaltations of a very gay love. The album has received international radio play as far as Melbourne, Cologne, and Barcelona.
Evan is no stranger to the stage, having retained a bevy of performance credits. He is most proud of his work having sung backing vocals for Josh Groban. Additionally, Evan has worked with the Edmonton Opera Chorus in productions of Aida, as well as Tales of Hoffman. Furthermore, Evan was blessed to take part in the Canadian stage premiere of Dr. Horrible in the role of Captain Hammer. On February 2017 Evan performed with Opera Nuova in a Production of HMS Pinafore, taking the role of Sir Joseph Porter.
When he isn’t performing in opera or musical theatre, Evan enjoys singing his original works. On June 2016 Evan played for the opening ceremony of the Edmonton Pride Festival. Outside of the realm of performance, Evan endeavours to enact social change through community work. He works for a program called fYrefly in schools, where he visits junior and senior high schools and educates students about the harmful effects of homophobia and transphobia. For over a decade, he has volunteered for Camp fYrefly, a youth leadership retreat for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.