ADRIAN XAVIER

ADRIAN XAVIER

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandPopReggae

"This is one of my favorite bands from Seattle, no bone's about it." - Yagi's Music World

Biography

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.

Lyrics

New Age

Written By: Adrian Xavier

This is the new age
Its time time to turn the page
We must write a brand new story
We're gonna live for the love and the glory
We're gonna tell a true story
chorus
Tell the truth
Tell it to the youth
Tell the truth
Tell it to the youth
Tell the truth
Tell it to the youth
Tell them the truth

This is the new day dawning
If you listen carfully you will
Hear your concence calling
All the walls of ilusion
Are crumbling and falling
And everyone must do
Just what they must true
In this new age
We don't want no nucular age
We're gonna turn the page

This is the next generation
With a new point of view
We're gonna live it up
Never gonna give it up
We're gonna live it up
Never gonna give it up

Gypsy Life

Written By: Adrian Tremblay

Life is journey
Make no mistake
It is what we give
Not what we take
All along the way
Know what you do
Know what you say
Watching the full moon
Rise over the sea

Chorus
Well it's the only life for me
The gypsy life

OOOOh life O life O life
OOOOh life O life O life
OOOOh life O life O life
OOOOh life O life O life

Life has meaning
Could a never
Would a never
Stop dreaming
Where ever we go
The celebration beggins
A feast for the family and friends
All through the night
Around the fire We spin
To the sound to the sound
To the sound of the Violin

Chorus #2

The open road it is our home
From country to country
City to city town to townWe roam
For the love and the romance
Or a song and dance
All to see the sun rising
over a brandnew Country

Chorus #3 out

Today

Written By: Adrian Xavier Tremblay

Chorus#1
Today Just Won't Wait
Tomorrow is much to late
And yesterday is gone
Today we've got to move along
we can't linger no longer
For the feeling is getting stronger
We've got make it
We've got make it

Bridge:
No need to mention to much tension
No need to mention we need love's intervention
No need to mention to much contention
No need to mention we need love's intervention

Chorus #2
Get on the right track
Never gonna look back
This life is for living
Do best and start giving
Come what may
Every things gonna be ok
Come what may
Never ever go astray

Bridge:

Chorus #3

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

Set List

Typically Perform:
1 to 2 hours
Depending on event.

Set List:
Not in this exact order, each year we expand the show .
Spirits in the Material World ( The Police)
War on the Earth
One world/Kutchie dub
Rejoice
Live IT
Redemption Rd.
R love
New Age
Progressive Peeps
Rumble
Hold Up the Crown
Miracle
Heart & Soul
Gypsy Life