Charles Xavier

Charles Xavier

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In 2006, Happy Note Records released “The XMan Cometh – Expect the Unexpected,” The CD earned nationwide radio airplay and encompasses everything from jazz to punk, Xavier has crafted a CD that brings together an incomparable cast of players on ten songs that speaks of today’s very complex world.

Biography

*09/11/07- the reissue of “The King Has Come,” from San Francisco-Bay Area artist Charles Xavier and his band, the Messengers, which will be available September 11th in all digital formats.

*09/09/07- Virgin Mega Store in San Francisco and Happy Note Records are planning an upcoming in store performance on Sunday Sept 9th at 2pm in support of Charles Xavier's first release "The Xman Cometh, Expect The Unexpected". If you’re looking for a hot eclectic band that blends electronica with punk, funk and jazz, then please see our
performance. We are available for others club dates to coincide with the in store performance.

*05/07- Xman in London collaborating with Flipside Productions for his upcoming European tour.

*03/07- “The Xman: Live at the Mac Expo 2007 DVD” on myspace videos.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.myvideos

*02/07- CHARLES XAVIER, THE XMAN, PERFORMS AT SAN FRANCISCO MULTI-MEDIA CULTURAL EVENT SPONSORED BY CULTURE CATCH AND DOUBLE VISION.

Past Reviews

*02/1/07- Or, more historically accurate: Blues, Jazz, Country, Soul, Rock, Funk, Pop. All of these genres are represented in Charles Xavier’s The Xman Cometh. Xavier, a true music polymath (music and video production, percussion, leader of several avant garde jazz outfits), has put together a group of compositions that manage to touch on all of the afore-mentioned genres-The Mondo Project

*01/1/07- Bottom line, the comic book Xavier may have created the X-Men, but this Xavier is the X man and the X stands for anything he wants it to.-Lucid Forge review.

* 10/24/06- Turn up the sound to the max for Hollywood & Heaven and eat away. - TheCelebrityCafe.com

Promotion campaigns

*10/06- Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion Campaign & the CD has been added to over 80 college stations and a favorite on KLAX, KZSC, KLPI,WMHC, WRRC, CSRI, CSCR, M3 etc.)

*10/06 “The XMan Cometh” – is currently available digitally and at leading retailers such as Ameoba, Rasputin Records, Aquarius, Streetlight Records, Barnes & Noble, and Virgin Mega Stores in the bay area.

New Release:

PUNK POP "THE KING HAS COME" UNVEILED

Hailed as Downbeat Editor's Choice, Charles Xavier Brings Quirky Dance Tunes

Happy Note Records has announced the reissue of "The King Has Come," from San Francisco-Bay Area artist Charles Xavier and his band, the Messengers, which will be available September 11 in the digital domain. This four-tune EP, originally released in 1982, features an illustration of Ronald Reagan wearing a crown surrounded by missiles. The EP covers a lot of ground, from fun dance cuts with satirical political commentary to a wild punk/pop number that could have been done by Devo. Featuring some heavy rock'n guitar with squealing sax, the Messengers deliver a memorable ensemble of songs.

Past Reviews:

Rara Avis: Xavier And The Messengers, The King Has Come (Originally vinyl only on Unknown Records). This pop-punk-funk-jazz-martial-heavy-metal sextet covers lot of ground on their four tune, 45 rpm EP….Charles Doherty

O.P. Magazine: The title track is a sardonic look at Ronald Reagen with a dance beat (Xavier's a drummer), an excellent patented Coltrane sax solo by Sam Riney and appropriately histrionic vocals by Eric Harrington ( he shoud try singing MacArthur Park") " Physical Love" is about the joys of sex (more nice sax, more dramatic singing). The next song is a heavy rocker with some good clanging guitar and squeeling sax, and "So Alone" ends it peacefully……...…John Foster

L.A. Music Connection:Side1 has two peppy dance ditties that feature sociopolitical satirical lyrics that are fun for the brain as well as the feet, Side2 is a bit different with lyrically-oriented quirkiness giving way to a more mainstream sound. "Girl I Think I Really Want You" is a wild punk/pop/ number that could have been done by …………….…DEVO………………….Stu Simone

THIS EP SHOULD BE A TREAT FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OFF THE MORAL MAJORITY BEATEN PATH

Lyrics

They Say

Written By: Charles Xavier

Copyright Whaling City Music, BMI 2006

THEY SAY©
By Charles Xavier

They say your life’s too long
Don’t hesitate too long
Cause time goes by
Bye, bye
Bye, bye

They say you take too long
They say you sleep (too much/all day)
You think you’re smart
They think you’re dumb
What gives? What’s up?

No fun. No fun.
No fun. No fun.

I do my trip, can’t tell you how
But I make it work
Some way, some how.

(lead guitar)

Bow wow. Bow wow.
Bow wow. Bow wow.

(lead guitar)

Can’t do it. Don’t’ do it.
Won’t do it.
Not for you. Not for me.
They say.

Try it. I bought it.
Was on. The fence.

(lead guitar)

Don’t try to get it
Don’t try to buy it
Don’t try to try it
They say. They say.

Don’t try to steal it.
Don’t try to steal it.
Don’t try to do it.
They say. They say.

Lead guitar

Can’t do it. Don’t do it.
Won’t do it
Not for you. Not for me.

They say
Try it. I bought it.
Was on. The Fence.
They say.

How to do your trip
They can’t tell you how
How to make it work
They can’t tell you now

Can’t do it. Don’t do it.
Won’t do it.
Not for you. Not for me.

Can’t do it. Don’t do it.
Won’t do it.
Not for you. Not for me.
Not for you. Can’t you see

So I do my trip. Can’t tell you how.
But I make it work
Some way. Some how.

And so can you
And so can you

How to do your trip
I can’t tell you
How to make it work
I can’t tell you

You know your life’s not long
Don’t hesitate, too long
And when time goes by
Don’t ask me why
Don’t ask me why

Procrastination
Procrastination

(28:35) How to do your trip
I can’t tell you
How to make it work.
I can’t tell you

(38:46) Verse

Procrastination
Procrastination
Procrastination
Procrastination

Hollywood & Heaven

Written By: Charles Xavier

Hollywood and Heaven

Composed by Charles Xavier 1990
Whaling City Music Publishing, BMI
Happy HPPY Note Records
San Bruno, CA, 94661
info@happynoterecords.com

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN, NEXT STOP

PLEASE STEP BEHIND THE WHITE LINE

HOLLYWOOD AND GOWER

TAKE A RIDE ON THIS BUS WITH ME (HOLLYWOOD & ARGYLE)

I’M LOOKING FOR HEAVEN ST.

NOT THE ONE IN THE BOOK

BUT FOR MILLIONS WHO LOVE TO LOOK.

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN (HOLLYWOOD & VINE,CAHUENGA, NEXTSTOP )

HEH BUS DRIVER , WHERE’S MY STREET

I’VE GOT IMPORTANT PEOPLE TO MEET !

I’M LOOKING FOR HEAVEN ST.

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND

HOLLYWOOD & LA BREA

TAKE ME SOMEWHERE, TAKE ME THERE

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN, ANYWHERE

LAST STOP, I DON’T CARE

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

LAST STOP, HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

STAY SEATED

LAST STOP OF THE EVENING

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

LAST STOP

HOLLYWOOD & HEAVEN

Discography

1) Charles Xavier, The Xman Cometh
Happy Note Records has a new release Charles Xavier "The XMan Cometh, Expect The Unexpected" that has gained airplay consistently and has been added to the rotation of over 80 college stations.
2) September 11th 2007 re-release date: Xavier And The Messengers, The King Has Come
25th Anniversary for the Downbeat Critic’s choice EP with the infamous Ronnie Reagan drawn cover.
This four-tune EP, originally released in 1982, features an illustration of Ronald Reagan wearing a crown surrounded by missiles. The EP covers a lot of ground, from fun dance cuts with satirical political commentary to a wild punk/pop number that could have been done by Devo. Featuring some heavy rock'n guitar with squealing sax, the Messengers deliver a memorable ensemble of songs.

Set List

40-60 songs generally per touring band.