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Xavier
Keyboardist. Singer-Songwriter.
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BIOGRAPHY

Austin based Musician/Singer/Songwriter Xavier Gonzalez Jr has started to make quite a name for himself over the past few years. An active musician and session player in the Austin music scene, Xavier has shared the stage with artists such as Jennifer Fuentes, Omarr Awake, Scarlett Olson, and bands like Arrival Journey Tribute, Third Coast Jazz Trio, Sauce the Band, among others. Xavier recently has recorded keyboard tracks for Phillip Thomas, a country/rock artist who is now working with several prominent producers in the Nashville scene.

As a songwriter, Xavier’s song "Truth" was awarded "Honorable Mention" in the Song of The Year online songwriting competition for May 2009. In August 2013, Xavier released his debut EP entitled "Breedlove". This four track acoustic effort, which is now available on iTunes and Google Play, has gained the attention of many people including some important names in the industry. One name in particular is Los Angeles based producer/musician Peter Malick. Peter’s first project as a producer/songwriter was in 2003. His "The New York City" album featuring Norah Jones reached #1 on iTunes for weeks and continues to sell internationally. After being impressed by Xavier’s track "When Morning Comes", Mr. Malick invited Xavier to meet and talk music in an online video session and the two have been in close communication ever since.

Xavier’s music has also gained the attention of award-winning iPhone film maker, Conrad Mess. Mess has won numerous film awards including 1st Place in the iPhone Film Festival Los Angeles (2011), 1st Place in the iPhone Film Festival Singapore (2012), and 3rd Place in the Original iPhone Film Festival San Francisco (2012). After a chance viewing of one of Xavier’s YouTube videos, Conrad contacted Xavier about possibly using the song "The Box" in one of his upcoming feature films.

In July 2014, Xavier released his second EP entitled "How To Run". This home studio project includes hi-energy arrangements of the songs "Save Your Goodbyes", "Maybe Now, "When Morning Comes", "It’s Your Turn", and "Still Around". The EP is already making waves in the area as people are able to hear Xavier’s music in a full band setting for the first time. "How To Run" is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

Originally from Harlingen, TX, Xavier became the go-to guy as a keyboardist in the studio and gained the respect of local artists as a talented up and coming singer/songwriter. From 2003 to 2008, Xavier and his former band, Eidman Hall, had the opportunity to open up for some major artists including Ozomatli, Marie Digby, Dolores O'Riordan, and others. In January of 2007, Xavier and his band mates traveled to Arizona to spend a week recording with Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms at Uranus Recording Studios in Tempe. There, Robin had many great things to say about the band’s songs (many of which were written by Xavier). When speaking about Xavier’s song "Maybe Now", Robin said "Wow…that’s awesome!" and went on to say "Keep writing songs like these."

These days, you can find Xavier playing acoustic shows at various venues around Austin as he continues to build his fan base, create his brand, and ignite the determination that will carry him into the next phase of what he hopes to be a long and fulfilling musical career.

MUSIC



ARTISTS

Xavier has recorded and/or performed live with the following artists/bands:

Jennifer Fuentes
American Idol Top 30 - Season 2
Omarr Awake
Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
Phillip Thomas
Nashville Performing Artist/Songwriter
Scarlett Olson
Austin Singer-Songwriter
Madelyn Victoria
South Texas Country Artist
Sauce The Band
Austin Show Band
Arrival
Journey Tribute Band
Third Coast Trio
Jazz Combo
Ram Danesse
Singer-Songwriter

CALENDAR

Venue Description Location Date Time
Pflugerville Chili Fest With Arrival Journey Tribute Pflugerville, TX 10.18.2014 5:00pm-7:00pm
Baby A's Stonelake With Arrival Journey Tribute Austin, TX 10.24.2014 9:00pm-1:00am
Hanover's Draught Haus With Arrival Journey Tribute Pflugerville, TX 10.25.2014 9:30pm-1:30am
Sahara Lounge With Omarr Awake Austin, TX 10.30.2014 12 midnight-1:00am
Hanover's Draught Haus With Arrival Journey Tribute Pflugerville, TX 11.28.2014 9:30pm-1:30am

PHOTOS

CONTACT

xaviergonzalezjr@gmail.com
512.897.6282