ADRIAN XAVIER
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ADRIAN XAVIER

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Pop Reggae

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"Reggae Sounds Niced Up the Town"

With a world class line up Adrian Xavier and the Dub Chapionz got every one moving, it was a sight to see grandmas, kids and every one in the middle having a good time. - Ellensburg Daly


"Zonadread Portugal"

" i have to say i became suprise when i get the latest album of reggae artist adrian xavier , the album as a special vibe and concern of the preservation of all living things - mother nature - i consider adrian xavier one of the most importante reggae American singer, And his new album a gem of great work of is been doing - my sincer blessings to adrian xavier "

Selecta masko - " Zonadread produtions - Portugal " - Selecta Masko


"Ackee & Saltfish Radio show"

"This is the debut of a fresh talent out of Seattle, and we just love it! Some really good songwriting and singing here, the production-work is excellent" - Orange 94.0 das Freie Radio


"Pike Place Centennial Celebration"

"Special Thanks for participating in the Pike Place Market Centennial Celebration" - Pike Place Market Foundation


""Serious""

"I Feel Like I Was Washed Over By A Sonic Tsunomi" - KEXP 90.3FM


"The Crown Pince of Seattle Reggae"

"Seattle's Crown Prince of Reggae" - www.SeattleReggae.com


"The Seattle Times"

Seattle's Adrian Xavier blended sax and fiddle, reggae and soul, in a highly appealing musical brew.

Energetic and honey-voiced, his long dreadlocks swinging in the breeze, Xavier sang feel-good songs on the Seattle Center lawn, about how we should take care of the planet and be good to each other.

His grooves were fetchingly danceable. He and his band kept surprising with eclectic riffs, off-center rhythms and fresh instrumental combinations.

Misha Berson
- Misha Berson


"Comcast on Demand Show Available now"

Filmed in July of the summer of 2006 at the Bite of Seattle, veiweble now on Comcast on Demand's Local NW section. If you have Comcast on Demand check it out. - Live Performance at the Bite 2006


"Reggae Mag on line "CD Revue""

ÒHe includes a lot of instrumentation reminiscent of Peter Tosh and also early Toots you know, the funk-soul thing, and he does it well.Ó

- Trammell Scruggs
- Online Revue


"Lower Columbia C.C. Programer"

"Music was wonderful and enjoyed by all who heard it." - Katie Rodregeus


Discography

Miracle 2008
R. Nature 2004
Adrian Xavier "Live in Fremont"DVD 3-9-2007
Live at the Oregon Country Fair 2006
Oro-Boro dub album 2005 on Dub Train Records 2005
Dub Championz CD 2005
Adrian Xavier Enhanced Sampler CD 2004

Today on XM Satellite Radio + 500 stations nation wide. Released on Oasis Pop & AC Compilation #3 2004

RADIO Streams
Ras Danny KBOO 91.3 Portland Live in studio May 06
Kid Hops/ KEXP 90.3 Sea Live in studio performance April 16th 05

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Although listeners may immediately identify Adrian Xavier's songwriting as situated in the Reggae genre from the sound and potent messages, a careful listen can sail them through World fusions, elements of Folk, warm isles of smooth Soul, Dub, Jazz, even Rock and Hip-Hop, revealing an artist who is an intrepid traveler in the musical as well as geographic sense.

Adrian Xavier's brought together some of Seattle's most influential musicians to record and tour, The Adrian Xavier Band, has blossomed into a all-star cast of musicians from a full spectrum of backgrounds, The band features, platinum keyboardist Mark Cardenas, violinist Geoffrey Castle, Lennox Holeness on Bass, Drummer David Carpenter and Brian Ray on Lead Guitar. The band makes wide circles geographically collectively having produced or played music in China, France, Bali, Canada, Hawaii, Japan, Jamaica and beyond.

With the 2004 release of the debut album R-Nature, Adrian Xavier received international acclaim for the break out songs "Mother Nature", "R-Love R-Creation" & Redemption Road. Collaborating with many major talents such as Alan White of "Yes", Geoffrey Castle, Prezident Brown, Radio Active, JR. P, Rocker T., Marty Dread members of "Carl Denson's Tiny Universe" and original members of the legendary Seattle group "Heart" among others.

On Bass Jamaican born Lennox Holness, who moved to Seattle in the fall of 2000 and started working with Adrian Xavier soon after. He has gone on to become one of Seattle's most respected & loved bass players through his incredible playing work ethics and solid versatility.

On Drums Paul Huppler: Paul Has Performed with many of Seattle's most notable bands, Clinton Feron, The Herbivores, Little Big Man, Kore Ionze and many others.
He brings a versatile style that has put him on the top of the list of great drummer in Seattle.

On six string electric violin Geoffrey Castle, brings captivating sounds and skills that truly energize the show. Known member of the Seattle world music super group (Children of the Revolution). Geoffrey Castle is also highly regarded for his solo performances.

Guitarist Brian Ray, AKA ("Sting Shark") is a founding member of the Seattle groups "Phat Sidy Smoke House" and "Marmalade". A respected producer and solo artist with a long list of self produced albums.

Mark Cardinas on Keyboards, Mark is a Multi Platinum recording artist that performed & appeared in the 80's movie Purple Rain with Prince and the Time, he has also worked with Janet Jackson, Jesse Johnson and many other greats. Mark's been performing with the Adrian Xavier Band since 2002 and brings the chops & sounds that only come with experience.

Billed with: Members of De La Soul, Joss Stone, Sean Paul, The Shins, Damian Marley, Lady Soverign, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, the Congos, Ras Michael ,Fish Bone, Soul Live, Micheal Franti & Spear Head, Israel Vibrations, Public Enemy, String Cheese Incident, Lost at Last, Calobo, Laura Love, John Trudel, Eek A Mouse, Sister Carol, Cheb I Saba, Reggie Watts, Burning Spear, Michael Rose, Inner Circle, Big Mountain, Everton Blender, Midnite, Pablo Moses, The Abyssinians, The Wailers, Culture, Lee"Scratch"Perry, , Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, Crowded House, Lupe Fiasco,Kings of Leon, Gym Class Heroes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Andrew Bird, The Frames, Steve Earle, DeVotchKa, Devendra Banhart, Gogol Bordello, Kill Hannah, Norma Jean, The Gourds, Lyrics Born,Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ian Ball (of Gomez), The Greyboy Allstars, Art Brut, The Damnwells, Anberlin, Barrington Levy, Zap Mama,John Legend, Fergie, Pato Banton, Ziggy Marley, John Browns Body, Vinyl, among others.

Events, Festivals and Colleges:
Pike Place Markets Centennial Celebration, The Seattle Green Fest- 07, Burien Summer Concerts in the Park,
North Seattle Community College, the Bend Fall Fest, Top Floor of the Columbia Tower Red Bull 99 days to new years, Bumbershoot, Olympic Community College, University Street Fair, Seattle Folk Life Festival, the NW Herbal Fair, Microsoft Annual Picnic, Spokane Art Fest, Ethnic Fest, Bellingham Centennial Celebration, Okanogan Barter Fair, Summer Concerts in the Park Redmond, WA, Washington State University, Olympia Lake fair, the Ballard Sustainability Fair, the Vashon Island Earth Fair, Nectar's Lounge, Tost, The Triple Door, B.C. McDonnell's, Chop Suey, Suite G, Rock Fish, the Rainbow, the Casba Tucson, AZ, the Moose Lodge Ellensburg, WA, Lo_Fi's, Chatac Down Low, Hub at Washington State University, The Seven Cedars Casino, Lavender Festival, Joun Defuca Festival, the Ballard Fire House, the Fenix, Larry's, the Bohemian, 4th Ave, Bishop's, Black Lake Grange, Old Timers Pub, Moxie's, Santa Cruz, CA, Fe Do Do's, L.A., CA.

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