Chris Payton

Chris was captured by music when he first picked up the guitar at age four. By applying himself and absorbing as much as possible from his influencers, he soon had a reputation for processing talent beyond his years. He began playing professionally in his early teens. Now, at the age of 24, he has established himself as one of America’s youngest, most prominent guitarists.

Chris’ professional experience spans several genres, including R&B, gospel, soul, hip hop, pop, alternative, jazz and blues. He is currently on tour with Katy Perry, and has supported major acts including Robin Thicke, Nick Jonas, Lalah Hathaway, Toni Braxton, Brandy, PJ Morton, and T.I. He’s made multiple on-air musical appearances on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more, and he is a highly sought-after session musician and composer. Currently Chris is touring with Pop sensation Katy Perry.