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|Birth name||Chris Ayer|
January 7, 1984 |
McLean, Virginia, United States
|Origin||Stanford, California, United States|
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. 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.
Ayer was a winner in the folk category in the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his original song "Evaporate". He 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 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 fellow musician Matt Simons in April 2013, and then toured in Switzerland and Italy for the rest of the spring.
|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|
- http://www.rarb.org/reviews/354.html RARB Review
- http://www.jlsc.com/winners/2006b/lennon_awards.php John Lennon Songwriting Awards