PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
Xavier Cardriche was raised in a musically diverse household that ranged from his mother's love for The Beatles to his father's devoutness to Fela Kuti. Even at a young age, Xavier felt the intensity of music and soaked up everything from Mariachi to Motown.
After picking up a guitar some years ago, Xavier's been going strong since. He began playing alongside his friends, who taught him the basics, and after mastering some Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison covers, songwriting came instinctively. Over time and numerous graveyard shifts, Xavier wrote some original songs, worked the vocal chords out, and played those fledgling songs at local New York City open-mics. The process paid off with a listening audience, feedback, and some paying gigs. Even to this day, Xavier still extends many thanks to his friends for showing him how to bring music to his fingertips.
Xavier's raspy voice and meandering tunes emote an intimacy as if you are sitting alone with him. He is greatly influenced by such artists as David Gray, Dave Matthews, Donovan, Counting Crows, Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, and Jack Johnson.
Currently, Xavier has a short demo under his belt, which was recorded in Brooklyn at Terminal One Studios. The Demo EP features all his original work along with guest appearances from talented local artists. He has just recorded a live performance DVD / CD with his band, The Buybacks, which will be available this Fall.
Xavier has been blessed with a loyal fan base of folks from all walks of life. Whether he is belting out songs in New York, or even busking in Ireland, he flourishes in each venue, however intimate or unconventional.
Tune in again tomorrow!!!