Worth Beatport

Biography

Christopher Worth didn’t start singing until he was 20 years old. Beginning as a stage actor in college, he soon found his voice and ability as a songwriter and performer. After graduating from Stanford University in 2005, he moved from the bay area back to his hometown of Portland, OR to pursue a career as a musician. Often resorting to busking to make a living, Worth gained most of his style playing on the street. In 2007 he formed the band NIAYH, an acronym for “Now Is All You Have.” NIAYH has since released a full length record and has toured extensively throughout the western US states. While NIAYH is often compared to a modern Pink Floyd, Worth describes his solo music as “bohemian blues hop.” It is simultaneously timeless and new, recalling contemporary influences like Jeff Buckley, Martin Sexton, Amos Lee, and Jamie Cullum and classics such as Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The songwriting is eclectic and infuses lyrical depth with memorable melodies. Worth has collaborated with Russ Liquid, Saqi, Lynx and Marv Ellis on a variety of recordings and live performances, and he is currently based out of Portland – splitting his time between solo music and recording with NIAYH. In 2011 he plans to release both a solo debut and NIAYH’s sophomore album.