X A V I A
Live-looping cellist, multi-instrumentalist and NT Song of the year Finalist (2017 & 2018) XAVIA creates dreamy electronic-folk, a space to swoon in swirling strings, earthy rhythms and soaring melodies that draw you into a vivid song journey.
Her recent single HORIZONS, inspired by her desert home, invites listeners to ‘breathe in’ the vast landscape. It has received international attention including JJJ airplay and over 700,000 Spotify streams in the 6 months following release. “Horizons was written while climbing desert mountains, drinking in the colour with thoughts ascending, heart exploding”.
Live, she is described as breathtakingly unique, looping percussive cello, handmade beats and sparkling autoharp with evocative layered vocals.
XAVIA is originally from Adelaide, formally one half of sibling duo BrotherSister (triple j unearthed winners), and has lived and toured in Australia, Nashville and Europe as a cellist and session musician.
She is now based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, performing across Australia including at the Darwin Festival, Adelaide Fringe, the Darwin Fringe Festival and Wide Open Space Festival with the likes of Kardajala Kirridalla, Haiku Hands, Resin Moon, Hiatus Kyote and Electric Fields.