Xav is a UK based artist, composer, and songwriter, who's musical style could best be described as imaginative, playful, and fantastical with a wondering sophistication and curiosity that welcome listeners into his rainbow world of complex sounds, textures, and emotions.
As a composer Xav has written songs, music and score for numerous animated series including the BAFTA winning The Amazing World of Gumball, the latest offering from Cartoon Network, the Sci-fi adventure; Elliott From Earth (for which he received a Music + Sound Awards Nomination) Hanna-Barbera's The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, and most recently the Joseph Gordon-Levitt produced Wolfboy and The Everything Factory for Apple TV+
Away from animation, Xav scored and written original songs for the intimate and darkly humorous feature documentary Red Herring, premiering at Sheffield DocFest 2023.
As a musician Xav produces his unique brand of psychedelic pop with bands Itchy Teeth, Captain Fix & The Midnight Honeys, Starfish Men and Mozart Estate. Playing in bands and writing songs since a teenager, Xav has spent as much time in his bedroom making records as he has touring Europe with his band and experimenting live. As a guitarist Xav has appeared in Danny Boyle's film Yesterday, performed on soundtracks and been lucky enough to work with acclaimed composers Daniel Pemberton and Michael Giacchino.
Xav's debut solo album, the psychedelic and dreamy 'magic arrow' was released last year, and he is currently working a follow up and a soundtrack release to Red Herring simultaneously.
He is also scoring a forthcoming animated series for Nickelodeon.