Eva Catherine Gardner (born February 17, 1979) is an electric bassist from Los Angeles, California.

She is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she studied under trumpet player Bobby Rodriguez. She holds a degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA (Cum Laude). Eva Gardner is the daughter of The Creation bassist Kim Gardner, and cites her father as her primary influence.

Eva was the original bassist for The Mars Volta (2001). Her work appears on their first EP Tremulant and although she did not perform on the recording of Deloused in the Comatorium, she did write some of the basslines. In 2003 she toured the UK with Tim Burgess (singer for The Charlatans) and also toured the US with El Vez.

During January 2005 Eva was touring bassist for Veruca Salt during a tour of Australia. She is also the bassist for Los Angeles-based band Lyra, which is currently on hiatus.

Eva Gardner joined Pink’s band in 2007.She completed touring Europe and South Africa in September 2007 and did promotion for the release of Funhouse in 2008.

In 2009 Eva was touring bassist for Pink’s record-breaking Funhouse Tour (Europe, Australia, UK, USA). She continued touring with Pink in 2010 for the Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour in Europe, the final tour of the Funhouse album era.

In 2011 Gardner formed Telstar with Chris Unck of Butch Walker and the Black Widows, recorded Hot Knives EP and the 2 singles “Getting Around Town” and “Lightning’s Girl”, plus released music videos for “Are You Hungry” and “everysinglebodyelse”.

As a returning member of Pink’s band, Eva began promotional appearances in support of The Truth About Love, with a September 2012 album release date.

Eva Gardner
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