Chris CouchGuitar & Vocals
From: Eastern Oregon
Chris has spent the majority of his life living and playing music in the Pacific Northwest. He started writing songs in 2005 and has not looked back since. Previously in the well known Portland reggae act OUTPOST, Chris has expanded his love of music into the many genres and styles that World's Finest now utilizes. In his musical travels, Chris has toured all over the West coast and into the Midwest, sharing stages with Groundation, John Brown's Body, Anthony B, Tribal Seeds and countless other acts from around the world.
Dan HurleyBanjo & Vocals
Growing up in the punk/ska scene in Cincinnati, Dan began his musical career at the age of 13. His love for the guitar led him west to the University of Colorado where he studied classical music and music history. More importantly, this is where he discovered his passion for travel, culture, and the variety of music that this planet has to offer. Dan spent years exploring the world and touring in bands, all of which added to his genre-jumping style of playing. The day the banjo stepped into his life was only about a year before World's Finest did, which has become a staple of this band's unique sound.
Sean McLeanAlto Sax, Lead Guitar, and Vocals
Sean comes from the midwest where he has been playing the alto sax since the age of 10, and guitar since he was 13. Sean began his life on stage performing in musical theater starting as a child, and has been regularly performing in bands of many different styles of music since he was 15. After moving to Portland in 2011, he met up with World's Finest within a few months and has made it his musical home since.
Evan MalferUpright Bass
From: New York
A message from Evan: "I knew I was destined to play music ever since the first time I dropped a fork on my dinner plate, then picked it up and dropped it again by accident on to the plate, all in perfect time. That one bar of fork-plate music was all I needed. Soon after my foray into abstract dinnerware percussion, it dawned on me that I was more suited for playing bass. I picked up my first electric bass in the summer of 2003, and soon realized that funk was what's up. After several years of funking out on the electric, my Portland State Professor and mentor suggested that I try out upright bass, as he felt that I would get more out of the music program at the college on the giant wooden bass structure. He was right, and a few years later I proudly graduated from PSU's music school. My basses and I have been through many musical journeys, including but not limited to: 5am sets in the forest playing to 12 people, 5pm sets in the daytime playing to way more than 12 people, jazz festivals, reggae festivals, electronica festivals, moments where my bass turns into an unfolding knuckle-troll eating itself, moments where my bass doesn't turn into an unfolding knuckle-troll eating itself, many moments of serenity, several instances of chaos, and one time when I think I realized that dogs don't really get music. I've currently landed in the heart of this World's Finest adventure, and I couldn't be happier. Let's do this thang!"
From: Las Vegas
When World's Finest found Kirk, he was a freelance drummer working with several groups around town including Coco Columbia and Toothbone. Originally from Las Vegas, Kirk attended the University of Portland where he focused his studies on jazz drumming. Since graduating in 2015, Kirk has been an active member of Portland’s local and touring music scene.
Alex WeinbergKeys & Guitar
Hailing from Boise ID, Alex started his music training as early as age 7. Music has been a huge part of his life ever since. He now resides in Portland, Oregon and continues to strive to keep music the center of his world. You can catch him playing keys for the Finest, but he has also been known to play guitar from time to time... and on some nights, both at the same time