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Chris Ayer and Lesley Pike - 8PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Chris Ayer has honed his craft over nearly a decade’s worth of countless performances across the globe. In 2014, Chris moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Shortly after relocating to the West Coast, Chris’s music began to gain traction throughout Europe and The UK, specifically in The Netherlands and England. Ayer’s last two singles, ’Stay Another Night’ and ’On the Blvd’ have a combined total of nearly 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Stay Another Night’ landed in the Spotify Viral 50 in Denmark and Holland, it was featured on Spotify’s Bae Playlist, and it hovered on Hype Machine’s Twitter Music Chart for a couple weeks. Most recently, In April, Chris capped off his national tour of the U.S. with a critically acclaimed performance in front of 5500 screaming fans at AFAS Live in Amsterdam. Chris was also a featured performer at the 2017 PinkPop Festival in The Netherlands, where he shared a bill with the likes of Green Day, Martin Garrix, and Kings of Leon. In March 2018, Chris won the Independent Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Song or his single “Heavy,” which was released on PIAS Holland in November 2017. Chris is currently touring extensively and plotting a series of new releases for the Fall of 2018.

Having cut her teeth in Toronto after earning a degree in Classical Music at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University, Canadian Singer / Songwriter Lesley Pike remains a popular and respected member of the city’s vibrant music scene, but has found herself embraced by major cities around the world. Known for her engaging and often-times hilarious live shows, Lesley is most at home on stage and has toured extensively, including shows with Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Jon Allen, Cowboy Junkies, Danny Michel, Dar Williams, the Dunwells, The Devlins, Joan Osborne, Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher, Matisyahu, Stephen Kellogg, and many more. Teaming up to share production duties with Tim Abraham (Royal Wood, Peter Katz, Jadea Kelly), Pike’s latest work is an emotional coming of age album of sorts, which features collaborations with the UK’s beloved Jon Allen, Canada’s Juno-winning Peter Katz, and American 2017 Grammy nominee Ari Hest. The album will be released Aug 31, 2018 via Fontana North.