Adrian Xavier BIO

Seattle's Adrian Xavier grew up traveling the West Coast with his mom, a known peace activist and single mother, he was exposed to many diverse things early in life, from Native American spirituality to reggae festivals and Rainbow Gatherings. Xavier found his calling as a musician and artist in his earliest years. His father was a radio DJ in Los Angeles who worked with Rick Dees on the popular Weekly Top 40 show on L.A.'s KISS FM for almost 20 years, and thus he was exposed to the world of pop music first hand. One of Xavier’s most vivid memories was sitting with and meeting Dick Clark at a Michael Jackson concert in 1984. That meeting was among the many notable influences on Xavier’s love for music, but It was the sounds of Marley and the world of reggae that had the most profound influence on his musical direction, especially after meeting reggae legends like Burning Spear and Joe Higgs among others as a youth. 

Xavier has collaborated musically with a number of notable local and international musicians, from the original members of Heart to members of legendary reggae groups Soul Syndicate and The Wailers.
 
Adrian Xavier is committed to being a voice for the voiceless, performing extensively for events that benefit relief efforts, the environment, youth organizations and community-based projects. His music crosses social and cultural barriers, reaching a broad range of ages and backgrounds with his original and soulful reggae sounds. Performing shows year round, Xavier maintains a solid group of musicians that are among many of Seattle's best.
 
Touring and performing at festivals, colleges and music clubs, Adrian Xavier’s message connects with a broad demographic. Adrian Xavier has been billed with many major acts such as the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Sean Paul, Michael Franti & Spear Head, Katy Perry, Sly & Robbie, Israel Vibrations, Eek-A-Mouse, the Itals, Culture, Kanye West, Naz, Public Enemy and more. Adrian Xavier's songs cross social and cultural barriers, while giving his fans steady grooves to dance to, including elements of world fusion, soul, dub, and hip-hop.

With the 2004 release of the debut album R-Nature Adrian Xavier received international acclaim for the album with the break out songs "Mother Nature", "R-Love R-Creation", "Unleash the Lion" and “Redemption Road.” In 2006 Adrian Xavier had many ground breaking performances with his full band, one the highlights of 2006 was captured at the Oregon Country Fair and was released as a live CD called The Adrian Xavier Band Live at OCF, this live recording showcases many of Adrian's biggest songs and is a fan favorite. In 2008 Adrian Xavier released the highly anticipated follow up to R Nature, Miracle the album is a testament to Adrian's creative influence and features an amazing collection of musicians. The legendary 6 string violinist Geoffrey Castle is featured on many songs throughout the Miracle album, along with Chris Little Field of (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) and platinum keyboard player Mark Cardenas among other notable musicians. Miracle gained rave revues and continues to make waves in the minds of Dj's around the world. Adrian Xavier has had a steady stream of recording projects since Miracle was released, appearing on album features, singles and producing for other artists. In 2010 Adrian Xavier filmed a TV commercial and recorded a version of the 80's hit "Aint Nothing Gonna Break My Stride" for Emerald Downs.


Adrian Xavier was instrumental in helping to establish Prezident Brown in the US, featuring the dancehall sensation on the song Unleash the Lion that appeared on the album R Nature. Unleash the Lion was mixed by the mix master Funny Head at Future Rhythm Studios in 2001.
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R Nature album cover early version.