Chris Ayer

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Chris Ayer
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Background information
Birth name Chris Ayer
Born (1984-01-07) January 7, 1984 (age 33)
McLean, Virginia, United States
Origin Stanford, California, United States
Genres Blues rock
Pop rock
Folk pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals

Chris Ayer is a solo guitar artist.

Ayer attended The Potomac School from kindergarten until twelfth grade. A graduate of Stanford University, where he studied philosophy and music, Ayer began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was 18 years old. While at Stanford, Ayer also sang with the Stanford Mendicants, an all-male a cappella group.[1] Ayer released his first EP, Static, in June 2003 (which sold over a thousand copies), a live album in 2004, an album of acoustic demos in 2005, and a self-produced EP entitled New Songs, which received national airplay.[1]

His first full-length album, This Is The Place, was recorded in Nashville and produced by Jason Gantt (The Chieftains, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill).[citation needed]

Ayer was a winner in the folk category in the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his original song "Evaporate".[2] He performed two tours with MC Lars as a live guitarist and singer in the UK in 2006.[citation needed]

In January 2013, he was signed to Sony in the UK and Europe.[citation needed] He released another full-length album, The Noise, in March 2013. This album made it to number six on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and has a 5-star rating.[citation needed] He toured the Netherlands with fellow musician Matt Simons in April 2013, and then toured in Switzerland and Italy for the rest of the spring.[citation needed]

Ayer's music has appeared in the web series Camp Abercorn.[citation needed]



Date of Release Title Label
March 19, 2013 The Noise Self Released
August 18, 2009 Don't Go Back to Sleep Another Record Company
November 7, 2006 This Is The Place Self Released
August, 2005 New Songs Self Released
June, 2003 Static (EP) Self Released


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