Phideaux Xavier is a rock and roll singer. His first and earliest influence was Alice Cooper (well, maybe John Lennon before that…). Psychedelic outrageous music is what he grew up craving and seeking. Now, many years later, Phideaux makes albums that harken back to the “anything-goes” approach of the late ’60s/early ’70s — music that requires involvment from the listener.
Phideaux, who grew up outside of NYC, has performed and written music since early childhood and has fronted or appeared in various bands throughout the years (Mirkwood, Sally Dick & Jane, The SunMachine, and Satryicon – a postpunk rock band where he played bass). He has also produced albums for other artists (R. Weis – Mystery of the Egg, a particular favourite).
Since 1996, Phideaux has worked with drummer Rich Hutchins to create heavy melodic progressive rock recordings. Separated by a continent (Rich is in NYC, Phi is L.A.), they rehearse and record in spurts, and usually communicate by email and telepathy. Many of the musicians who visit Phideaux’s musical universe are people he grew up with and with whom he has performed in other bands along the way. Phideaux hopes to reach people through his recordings and to make serious headphone albums.