Aiken Promotions present
with support from LE BOOM
The Workmans Club, Dublin
February 22nd, 2016
Baio is the solo performance alias (and familiar nickname) of London-based multifaceted synth pop crafter Chris Baio, who is best known for playing bass guitar in chart-topping indie rockers VAMPIRE WEEKEND.
Sister Of Pearl – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzMmep2KFYE
Showing an interest in music from an early age, the New York native started buying records and attending concerts before the age of ten. Later, while attending Columbia University, Baio worked his way up to music director at nearby college radio station WBAR and, in 2006, formed Vampire Weekend with Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, and Chris Tomson, who were all finishing their studies at Columbia.
Baio relocated to London, England in 2013 and began crystallizing ideas he’d had for a solo project. His solo debut, a grooving electro-pop confection titled The Names, was released by Glassnote in September 2015.
‘An innovative and pretty irresistible record’ Q Magazine 8/10*
‘A charming debut’ UNCUT 8/10*
‘Eclectic almost to an extreme, Baio combines reckless abandon with infectious introspection to create something entirely, captivatingly new’ DIY Magazine 8/10*
Endless Rhythm – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL27Gis-Cyw
Tickets priced €16 (incl booking) on sale Friday Nov 20th @ 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie & outlets nationwide