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Evie (singer)

Evelyn Tornquist Karlsson (born Evelyn Tornquist on March 29, 1956), mononymously known as Evie, is a contemporary Christian music singer who was known in the late 1970s and early 1980s for songs such as "Mirror", "Step into the Sunshine" and "Four Foot Eleven".

Born in the United States to Norwegian immigrants, Evie began her singing career as a young teenager while visiting her parents' homeland. She released her English language debut album at 16 in 1972, and went on to release more than 30 albums, including several in various Scandinavian languages. Evie was recognized as the Dove Award recipient of Female Vocalist of the Year for 1977 and 1978. She married Swedish pastor and musician Pelle Karlsson in 1979 and retired from performing music in 1981 to pursue other avenues of ministry, such as Sky Angel. Evie later became a mentor to Christian musician Rebecca St. James, joining her for an event series geared toward helping girls and women apply biblical principles in the 21st century.

Evie was officially inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on February 22, 2005, and was one of the inaugural inductees to the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

Three of her albums were nominated for Grammy Award for best Contemporary Gospel performance: Mirror (1978), Come On, Ring Those Bells (1979), Never the Same (1980).


Evie is a former parish and village on The Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. It now forms part of the civil parish of Evie and Rendall.

Evie (disambiguation)

Evie is a parish on The Mainland, Orkney, Scotland.

Evie may also refer to:

In music:

  • Evie (singer) (born 1957), American contemporary Christian music singer Evelyn Tornquist
  • "Evie" (song), 1974 single by Stevie Wright, later covered by Australian band, The Wrights


  • Evie Christie (born 1979), Canadian poet and author
  • Evie Dominikovic (born 1980), Australian tennis player
  • Edith Elizabeth Evie Greene (1875-1917), English actress and singer
  • Vina Evie Hayes (1912-1988), American-born actor and singer who achieved stage success in Australia
  • Evie Hone (1894-1955), Irish painter and stained glass artist
  • Evanne Evie Hudak (born 1951), American politician
  • Evie Peck, American actress and producer
  • Evelyn Evie Wyld (born 1980), Anglo-Australian author
  • Evie (wrestler) (born 1988), New Zealand female professional wrestler

Other uses:

  • Citro├źn C1 ev'ie, an electric car available in the United Kingdom
  • Project EVIE, a non-profit organization founded in the United States to promote the adoption of electric vehicles
  • Evie, an artificial intelligence bot that uses Cleverbot's engine
  • Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen in Descendants
  • Evie Frye, a British Assassin and one of protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Evie (song)

"Evie" is an Australian rock song released as a single in 1974 by Australian singer and former frontman of The Easybeats, Stevie Wright. It was written by Harry Vanda and George Young. It has been suggested that it is the first 11-minute song to chart at #1 anywhere in the world.

The song features three parts and some critics consider it as one of the most perfect rock n' roll songs ever, encapsulating the three basic themes of all love songs:

  • (I) Baby it'll be great once we're together (Let Your Hair Hang Down)
  • (II) Baby, it's so great now that we're together (Oh Evie... I'm nothing without you)
  • (III) Baby, it's so bad since you left me (I'm Losing You). However, the loss in this case is more tragic than the usual "boy loses girl" scenario - it describes the singer's emotions following Evie's death in childbirth.

Part One is a guitar driven, hard rocking and bluesy, swaggering and swayful song. Part Two is more piano and string based, a much softer emotional ballad style. Part Three is more of a disco-rock style, being quicker, relatively urgent and guitar driven track with a great vocal.

Evie (wrestler)

Cheree Crowley (born 6 May 1988), best known by her ring name Evie, is a New Zealand based professional wrestler. She competes internationally, including for the American promotions Shimmer Women Athletes and Shine Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Alliance in Sydney, Australia where she is a former PWWA championship. Evie is a former member of the Impact Pro Wrestling roster in New Zealand, where she is a former three times IPW Womens Champion.