Chris Ayer, Adam Barnes, Will Moore (closing set)

Chris Ayer

Adam Barnes

Will Moore (closing set)

Sun, March 5, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Chris Ayer
Chris Ayer
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’s lower east side, as well as inspiring collaborations with musician friends also coming up in the New York music scene – especially his close friend and longtime tour mate Matt Simons (“Catch & Release”, “With You”). Chris has played over 1000 shows throughout America and Europe the past few years, and self-released his most recent album The Noise, which he coproduced with Grammy-winning producer Will Hensley. “On The Blvd”, Chris’s new single, is out now on Sony Music — he will be supporting Matt Simons on his European tour this spring, and touring behind his new material throughout 2016.
Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes is a singer songwriter based in Oxford, the city he grew up in. Performing and touring from the age of 16, Adam has extensively toured the UK, Europe and US and is continuing to travel and share his music. His songwriting is introspective whilst being relatable and ebbs and flows throughout its performance, whether it’s performing as a man with his guitar or supported by a crescendo of instruments his music remains as fragile as it began.

His debut album ‘The Land, The Sea & Everything Lost Beneath’ was released in 2014 with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, followed by his E.P ‘One Day We’ll Be Fine’ the year after. As it stands his music has accumulated over 5 million plays on Spotify, he has performed a run of sold out UK shows, and supported acts such as Matt Simons, Nathaniel Rateliff, and William Fitzsimmons. Adam will be returning with new music in 2017 and touring the United States for the first time in 5 years.
Will Moore (closing set)
Will Moore (closing set)
Pacific Northwest native,Will Moore, is probably bestknown through Seattle’s beloved band The Chasers, but he has also performed with bands including Pistol Star, Widower, Star Anna, among others and toured as part of the opening act for Counting Crows on their Outlaw Roadshow tour. Having achieved success and experience as part of these groups, including being featured on San Francisco band Abbot Kinney’s latest record (The Night), Moore has recently wrapped his debut EP,My Mistake, released through Arena Music.

“My Mistake”, is the culmination of five emotional years. Having experienced the loss of both his best friend and his girlfriend’s brother, Will had a choice to make: continue down this path of doubt and despair, or choose to do something worthwhile with his story. Lucky for us, Will chose to create “My Mistake”, an album that feels both comforting and uplifting despite the sadness it was born out of. This debut EP is a testament to change and progress and Will lives his life in the same way, continuing the campaign for stem cell research on behalf of his best friend and sharing his story through music.

Will Moore's genuine approach of his lyrics is delivered on a gold platter of sweet and sophisticated chord progressions. His years of experience singing in choirs and various bands surely shows in his strong command and mature artistry. Possessing every characteristic of a rock anthem, “A Little Bit” guitar lines weave stealthy behind his raspy, warm vocals. The exchange between the acoustic and the electric guitar on “Don’t Let Your Lover Down” with transcending vocals on the chorus is what make Will stand apart from most indie rockers. The elegance of Will’s arrangements are carried throughout the entire EP by his mastery of instrument choices. Finally, leaving you wanting for more, the closing track, “You Don’t Like Me”, bridges the gap between the glorious era of Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello and now.“My Mistake” is available on all digital outlets.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/