Chris Ayer

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Chris Ayer
Birth name Chris Ayer
Born (1984-01-07) January 7, 1984 (age 31)
McLean, Virginia, USA
Origin Stanford, California, USA
Genres Blues rock
Pop rock
Folk pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals

Chris Ayer is a solo guitar artist. A graduate of Stanford University, where he studied philosophy and music, Chris began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was 18 years old. While at Stanford, Chris also sang with the Stanford Mendicants, an all-male a cappella group.[1] Chris 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]

Ayer attended The Potomac School from kindergarten until twelfth grade.

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).

Ayer was a winner in the folk category in the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his original song "Evaporate".[2]

He has performed two tours with MC Lars as a live guitarist and singer in the UK in 2006.

In January 2013, he was signed to Sony in the UK and Europe.

He recently 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.

He toured the Netherlands with good friend and fellow musician Matt Simons in April 2013, and then toured in Switzerland and Italy for the rest of the spring.

Ayer's music has appeared in the web series Camp Abercorn.



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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