Fierth i-ON Interview with XAVIER
Today’s i-ON features singer and songwriter Xavier who will be performing later this week at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Xavier’s soulful song crafting and sultry voice will seductively make love to your ears, while being easy on the eyes. Get into Xavier …
FIERTH: What is your name?
FIERTH: Do you have a nick-name?
XAVIER: Yes. Several.
FIERTH: What exactly are you wearing right now?
XAVIER: A towel
FIERTH: How tall are you?
FIERTH: How do you describe your work?
FIERTH: What about your work frustrates you ?
XAVIER: Everything outside of making music.
FIERTH: What accomplishment are you most proud of ?
XAVIER: The people I have managed to surround myself with. They’re pretty special.
FIERTH: What is the secret to success ?
XAVIER: Being terrible at giving up.
FIERTH: Where did you grow up ?
FIERTH: Where are you based now , where do you call home ?
FIERTH: What were you like as a child?
XAVIER: Smaller, big feet, no pubic hair and musically inclined.
FIERTH: What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
XAVIER: Think independently.
FIERTH: As a teenager where did you think you would be now ?
XAVIER: Well, I didn’t think the music industry would be in the injured state it’s in, so that was surprise.
FIERTH: How would your best friend describe you?
XAVIER: “My black friend that calls me all the time.”
FIERTH: What are some qualities you value in your friends ?
XAVIER: Skin, hair, toe nails. The rest is gravy. Literally. Nom Nom Nom!
FIERTH: How do you keep it real?
XAVIER: I cut out high fructose corn syrup
FIERTH: What makes you angry ?
FIERTH: Post a haiku based on your life
Cat drool on my lips
Unpleasant morning greeting
I can haz cat food?
FIERTH: Who are your main inspirations?
XAVIER: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Whitney Houston
FIERTH: Which celebrity do you suspect is actually a hologram?
XAVIER: Janelle Monáe
FIERTH: Which stars, if any, leave you star struck?
XAVIER: Chaka Khan
FIERTH: Leave us a quote to carry on with :
XAVIER: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin
FIERTH: How can we find out more about you :
Xavier: A Valentine’s Day Eve Ladies of Soul Tribute
Xavier and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a day early with their salute to soul music’s leading ladies.
Guests include: Lady Rizo, Sxip Shirey, Mykal Kilgore and MORE!
Boys Choir Of Harlem alumnus Xavier has received uncoerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business including Mary J. Blige, Lena Horne, D’Angelo, TV on the Radio, The Rapture, and Ashford & Simpson. He’s also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his U.K. debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. Xavier has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Stephin Merritt, and LL Cool J.