1993: Legendary engineer/producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton) brings a Pignose amplifier and bass guitar to the Hollywood Hills home of British rock bassist, Kim Gardner. Kim, who was in The Creation and The Birds with Ron Wood, is surprised when Johns hands the bass guitar to his 13-year-old daughter, Eva. Johns then goes to turn up the volume on The Kinks’ classic “You Really Got Me” and proclaims, “Now this is a solid bass line!” Eva never looked back.
Eva began writing songs and performing with live bands in her hometown of Los Angeles at the age of 14. Deciding to further her musical studies, she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Eva continued her studies at UCLA, graduating with honors (Cum Laude), and earning a degree in Ethnomusicology. Her professional career began when she toured and recorded as the original bassist in The Mars Volta in 2001/2002. Since then, Eva has performed and toured with numerous artists worldwide, including P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Cher, Tegan & Sara, Moby and Veruca Salt. In 2014, Eva became the first female artist to have a signature bass with Fender. She is now releasing her own EP entitled “Chasing Ghosts.”
"Armed with a sharp understanding and love for heavy riffs and early 00’s rock...Gardner elbows her way into your ear and it’s hard not to love every minute of it." - Grimy Goods"Eva Gardner’s performance is a nod to both the 1960s and the 1990s with a modern twist." - Glide Magazine "Gardner showcases a gritty yet alluring sound she has crafted over years of performing with an eclectic array of groups and performers." - The 405 "If this is even a taste of what’s to come next on the new project, then we’re all in for a real treat." - The Big Takeover