Sun Nov 18 2018
7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)
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Kickstand Productions Presents
Chris Ayer is a Los Angeles-based artist with a rawness of performance and poetic lyricism that combine to make something at once urgent and timeless. With sharp pop sensibility, and a strong nod to the singer-songwriter tradition, Chris defies genres, incorporating Pop, Folk, Soul, and Americana elements seamlessly into his music.
Born in California, and raised in Virginia, Chris has built a reputation for uplifting and emotive solo shows in New York City’s Lower East Side, as well as inspiring collaborations with up and coming musician friends from the New York music scene. In 2013, Chris self-released his second full length album The Noise, which he co-produced with GRAMMY award-winning producer Will Hensley. Then in 2014, Chris moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Shortly after relocating to the West Coast, Chris’s music began to gain traction throughout Europe and The UK, specifically in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, and England.
Chris Ayer has honed his craft over nearly a decade’s worth of countless performances across the globe. Chris has played over 1000 shows throughout America and Europe the past few years, and he recently capped off a 21 date national tour in 2017 of the United States with a one-off performance in Amsterdam in front of 5500 screaming fans at AFAS Live. Chris was also a featured performer at the 2017 PinkPop Festival in The Netherlands, where he shared a bill with the likes of Green Day, Martin Garrix, and Kings of Leon.
Ayer’s last three singles, ’Stay Another Night,’ ’On the Blvd,’ and ‘Heavy’ have a combined total of over 3.5 million streams on Spotify. Stay Another Night’ landed in the Spotify Viral 50 in Denmark and Holland, it was featured on Spotify’s Bae Playlist, and it hovered on Hype Machine’s Twitter Music Chart for a couple of weeks. In March of 2018, Ayer received the Independent Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Song for his song ‘Heavy.’
Chris is currently touring extensively and plotting a series of new releases for the Fall of 2018.
Matt Simons, Chris Ayer
Sun Nov 18 2018 7:00 PM
(Doors 6:00 PM)