Chris Ayer is an artist that has both a rawness of performance and a sense of poetic lyricism that, when combined, create something socially urgent and uniquely timeless. Between his sharp pop sensibility and his strong heritage in the American singer-songwriter tradition, the Los Angeles-based Ayer continues to defy genres and inspire generations.
Born in California, and raised in Virginia, Chris has built a reputation for uplifting and emotive solo shows in and around New York City’s Lower East Side, as well as inspiring collaborations with other up-coming artists – including longtime tour-mate Matt Simons (‘Catch & Release’, ‘With You’) and most recently with acclaimed DJ and producer Palm Trees (‘Casanova’, ‘You Were the One’).
Over the past few years Chris has played over 1000 shows throughout North America and Europe. In early 2017 Chris completed a national headlining tour of the United States, he performed for a crowd of 5,500 at AFAS Live in Amsterdam supporting Matt Simons, and he was added to lineup for this year’s Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands – where he will be sharing the bill with the likes of Green Day, System Of A Down, Martin Garrix and Kings of Leon.
Ayer’s last single, ‘On The Blvd’, was released in 2016 and has since racked up more than a million streams on Spotify alone. The single received some major radio airplay throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
Chris has released his followup single, ‘Stay Another Night’, worldwide on May 19th via PIAS.
Lesley Pike has been described in the press as having the uncanny ability to translate half a minute of life experience into a profound musical statement. Having cut her teeth in the Toronto folk scene after earning a degree in Classical Music at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University, this small-town Canadian gal retains her has since been embraced by major cities around the world. Initial forays to the UK, which included invitations as Gibson’s featured performer at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival two years in a row, led to the recording of her 2015 album November in London with legendary Canadian producer/guitarist/songwriter James Bryan (Philosopher Kings, Prozzak, Nelly Furtado) at Kensaltown & Abbey Road Studios. “November” earned features on Spotify’s home page, Canada AM, Global National, The BBC, The CBC, The Robert Elms Show (BBC London), and Sirius Radio amongst others, and saw Pike touring in Canada, America, Ireland and the UK.
Known for her engaging and often-times hilarious live shows, Lesley is most at home on stage and has toured extensively, sharing the stage with Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Jon Allen, Cowboy Junkies, Dar Williams, the Dunwells, The Devlins, Joan Osborne, Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher, Stephen Kellogg, and many more. She also once almost fell into Lake Okanagan while performing for a boat-load (literally) of celebrities during a charity golf tournament. So there’s that.
Teaming up with Tim Abraham (Royal Wood, Peter Katz, Jadea Kelly), Pike’s latest work is an emotional coming of age album of sorts, which features nine original tracks including collaborations with the UK’s beloved Jon Allen, Canada’s Peter Katz, Reigning Days frontman Daniel Steer, and American 2017 Grammy nominee Ari Hest. The album releases Aug 31, 2018 via Fontana North / Universal.