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Evoke

Evoke   (UK)

AKA : E'voke
EuroDance group
Added : 24/01/2000
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Only You
It's My Life
I Believe
Runaway
Arms Of Loren
Missing You
Arms Of Loren 2001
All I Want
Me & You
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Latest Evoke news

15/06/2022 : E'voke are back with a new single entitled Me & You and a digital album, Only You, gathering old and new songs

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Evoke albums

Only You Only You 13th Jun 2022
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Evoke singles

It's My Life It's My Life Compilation only 1994  
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I Believe I Believe 1994  
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Runaway Runaway 25th Aug 1995  
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Arms Of Loren Arms Of Loren 10th Jun 1996  
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Missing You Missing You 20th Nov 1997  
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Arms Of Loren 2001 Arms Of Loren 2001 2001  
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All I Want All I Want 10th Nov 2013  
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Me & You Me & You 13th May 2022  
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Evoke remixes

Runaway (Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix) Runaway (Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix) 1995  
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Run Away (Biff and Memphis Mix) Run Away (Biff and Memphis Mix) 1995  
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Arms Of Loren (2012 Remixes) Arms Of Loren (2012 Remixes) 2nd Apr 2012  
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Evoke biography

E'voke featured 2 female vocalists called Marlaine Gordon and Kerry Potter. Kerry and Marlaine attended the Sylvia Young stage school and upon graduating starred in the BBC sitcom "Us girls". Marlaine also played the role of Lydia in Eastenders between 1994 and 1995.

In 1994, they released their first single on the FFRR label, a dance cover version of Stevie Wonder's I Believe (with the B-side It's my life). Although it was not a commercial hit (only reaching number 79 in the charts), it did fairly well in the clubs. The track was produced by Barry Leng and Duncan Hannant who went on to write E'voke's original hits. It's My Life reached # 4 in Israel.

In late 1995, E'voke released the track Runaway under label Ffrreedom/FFRR Records. Single reached #30 in November. The lead remix of the track sounded quite similar in sound to N-Trance's Set you free that had been a massive hit earlier in the year.

In 1996, E'voke scored their biggest commercial and club hit with Arms of Loren. Two mixes, vastly different in sound were created. The Steinway mix, which is still played today in clubs, being the more commercial and the Nip n Tuck mix being the main radio edit. Once again, the song was released on a different record label- Manifesto Records. The song was widely played in clubs and the radio and was touted to become a major hit upon it's release. It reached #25 in August 1996 in the UK, and hit #1 in the UK dance chart.

All was quiet until early 1998 when a new E'voke record was promoted (this time on Pulse8 Records), a dance cover of John Waite's Missing you produced by Barry Leng. However, due to the closing of Pulse8 Records, the song was delayed. Meanwhile, Marlaine Gordon was featured on The Whitehouse's single Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Missing you was eventually picked up by yet another record label : Eternal Records/WEA. However, there proved further delays and despite a "Christmas Version" being commissioned, the track was not released until early 1999. The track was not a hit, missing the Top 100 altogether and E'voke split up.

2000 : Marlaine released the solo single Step Away.

2001 : the head of Inferno Records, who had always believed that Arms of Loren had never reached its real potential, played the track down the phone to DJ Ferry Corsten. Corsten liked the track so much that he created his own remix to the track, basing it on the Nip N Tuck mix from the 1996 release. The remix was picked up by Inferno Records : this was the 6th record label E'voke were signed to. It and planned for release in early 2002. There was a lot of excitement regarding the re-release which had proved to be a big success in clubs. A promo video was shot (which did not feature Marlaine nor Kerry). There was even talk of the girls reuniting to promote the track, although this never happened. However despite all the hype, the track failed to set the charts alight, charting at #31 in January 2002 - six places lower than the original version.

Since then, Kerry has appeared in bit parts in Casualty and the League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse.

2011 : producer Duncan Hannant remixed the single Arms Of Loren.

Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions
Thanks to Tavi Meran, Nico and Mikoo for the latest news

Evoke biography was last updated Wed, January 6th 2021

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