UK PRESS RELEASE AUTUMN 2013
As a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Xander Smith has shared the stage with Linda Perry, Rickie Lee Jones, The Runaways, Adam Lambert, Dee Dee Ramone, The Violent Femmes and the Nymphs.
Xander is also the frontman and band leader for indie rock group Run Run Run who have toured throughout the world with bands including the Strokes, the Psychedelic Furs, New Order & Everclear.
Now - with nothing but a Gibson J45 acoustic guitar and copies of his solo record, Hey, San Pedro, Smith is heading off to Europe this September.
“…aching songs of loss & longing, put across with sparing precision” - UNCUT
This story began in 2012 when Smith raised more than five figures from Kickstarter, and fan contributions, which helped to record his debut solo album and fund the subsequent tour of Europe and the United States - taking him everywhere from England to Siberia!
On this current trek, Smith will be backed by local European musicians, the high point of which will be an all-star event in Manchester on September 12 when members of UK bands New Order, Marion, Johnny Marr band, The Fall and Rubberbear will join him onstage after a week in the studio to work on his sophomore album.
Xander Smith will also be playing a special one-off intimate solo/stand-alone show at :
THE WHITE LION, London SW16
Onstage at 8.30pm.
Cost: charity donation on the door
Check out Xander Smith - “Oh Caitlin” video : http://youtu.be/XNR850N1pQQ
Or visit www.XanderSmith.com
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"Xander Smith's new CD, Hey San Pedro, is as unique and original as he is."
-- Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
"Xander Smith's 'San Pedro' is an album of simple elegance and sweetly crafted melody, performed with acoustic deftness. At its best, it reminds you of Big Star at their most affecting. A gem."
-- Chris Morris, Variety/Scion Radio 17