Evan David Taubenfeld (born June 27, 1983) is a Jewish American singer/songwriter, best known for being Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist and best friend. Evan Taubenfeld's debut album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club, was released in 2009.[1]

Early life

Taubenfeld was born into a Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents Mark and Ami Taubenfeld ran a kosher catering business.[2] He has two siblings, a younger brother Drew (b. 1984), who is in Demi Lovato's touring band. and younger sister Annie (b. 1991). He taught himself guitar by learning to play "Come As You Are" by Nirvana.


When intending to study at Berklee College of Music, he received a phone call from Josh Sarubin, inviting him to audition for a new talent he just signed, a young Canadian named Avril Lavigne. Taubenfeld remained in Lavigne's band until September 2004; when he left to focus on his own music.

In June 2006, Taubenfeld founded Big Evil Corp. The company primarily operates as an extension of Taubenfeld's publishing and production businesses.

On February 13, 2009, Taubenfeld revealed the album cover for Welcome to the Blacklist Club in the fanclub area of his site. In mid-February 2009 he released a lyric video for "Cheater of the Year". On March 31, 2009, Taubenfeld's first single, "Boy Meets Girl", was released on iTunes and In April 2009 Evan released a lyric video for "Boy Meets Girl". On August 13, 2009 he released the music video for "It's Like That" which features pictures from his fans.

A video featuring scenes from the web series Private was released for song "Evan Way", from his upcoming album.

On July 26, 2009 Taubenfeld joined Metro Station, Mayday Parade, and Mitchel Musso on his second tour as a solo artist.

In 2009, Taubenfeld has a role in the web series Private where he plays Blake Pearson..

Taubenfeld's Christmas single, "Merry Swiftmas (Even Though I Celebrate Chanukah)" debuted at #59 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 26, 2009.


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