Chris Baio - Vampire Weekend's Bassist

BY MANZIL Updated on 15 March, 2021

American musician, Chris Baio was born on 29 Oct. 1984. Image Source: Pinterest.

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Birth Name Christopher Joseph Baio
Birth Day 10/29/1984
Birth place Bronxville, NY
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Profession Musician/Bassist
Parents Regina Baio
Husband/Wife Katie Baio
College/University Columbia University
Personal Website
Hair Color Dark Brown

Indie rock artist, Chris Baio was born on the 29th of October 1984 in Bronxville, NY. He is best known for being the bassist for the New York City-based indie rock band Vampire Weekend.

Chris is a record producer under the mononym Baio. He released his debut solo album titled The Names through Glassnote Records on the 18th of September 2015.

Chris Baio's Net Worth And Earnings

The net worth of Chris Baio has not been revealed yet. But, we can surely estimate that he has a huge fortune. Most of his earnings come from his musical career. Not only that but he is the co-host of podcast, The Road Taken

Chris Baio net worth, earnings

It seems pretty obvious that he earns a lot from his successful career.  

Musical Career

In his early days. Baio was lead guitarist, vocalist, and song-writer in a local Bronxville, NY band named Underrated. At Columbia University, he was in a country-influenced band, The Midnight Hours. Following the dismembering of the very band, Baio worked as a DJ as his side job. 

Chris Baio career

After Baio's graduation, he joined Vampire Weekend and soon after his self-titled debut album was released. The same album peaked at number 17 on Billboard 200 and number 15 on the UK Album Chart. Including that, one of his album's singles, A-Punk got voted the 4th best song of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. It was also featured in the film Step Brothers, and the popular UK television series The Inbetweeners. The band played Central Park SummerStage in Manhattan on the 14th of June 2008.

The band's second album, Contra was released in January 2010 that reached the first spot on Billboard 200. The Vampire Weekend also appeared as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Well, the albums must have surely contributed to Baio's net worth.

Creation Of Dance Music

Baio drew a lot of inspiration from electronic and dance music and spent much of his year creating the best beats of dance music.

On May 21, 2012, he released his debut solo album EP, Sunburn under his DJ name. Baio even told, 

"I would lock myself in my little office in my apartment with CDJs and a mixer and just practice mixing all day."

He released his first complete track, Sunburn Modern which was inspired by a nasty, modern art looking sunburn he got from a trip to Mexico. Furthermore, Baio released multiple albums including The Names, released in 2015, and sophomore album, Man of the World, released on June 30, 2017.

Family And Relationship

Chris Baio is the cousin of television actor Scott Baio. His mother's name is Regina Baio. However, further details regarding his parents and sibling have not been revealed yet. The bassist tied the wedding knot with Katie Baio

Chris Baio's wife Katie is a writer of the romance novel titled The Duke I Tempted.


Chris Baio wife Katie Baio

Her debut romance novel could be purchased at $14.99, cost of a paper book and that of an ebook is $3.99. However, Chris is very much secretive about his family including his wife and rarely shares much about them to the media.

Moreover, he is active on his social media handles, his Instagram account has almost 23K followers as of November 2019. Whereas, Baio's Twitter handle has more than 106K followers. 

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Published on 27 November, 2019

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