XANTHA
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  • Soft Love
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Biography
Xantha is bringing “grown and sexy” back to the R&B game. The lead singer, Xan Ivey, has a distinct and sultry voice unmatched by today’s typical female singers who rely mostly on appearance rather than vocal ability. Kelven Tabbs, aka “Blink-85,” a talented crooner in his own right, is the mastermind behind the Xantha sound. Under the skillfully guided musical direction of Lew Dickson aka “Mayhem,” Xantha is ready to take the world by storm with their undeniable talent and captivating performances backed by a live band.

Xantha has been on a musical journey since the early 1990’s. The group was formed in1992 when Xan and Kelven met in Xan’s home state of North Carolina. At the time, Kelven was promoting an event for dance auditions. The two conversed and Xan revealed that she was a singer, not a dancer. Kelven invited her to Washington, DC to audition for a spot in his band. The other group members loved her voice and the two have been musical partners ever since.

In 1995, the two were involved in a near fatal car accident that left them in the hospital for a month. During their year-long recovery, although neither could even walk, Xan and Kelven continued to rehearse and record. It was also during this time that Kelven met keyboardist, Mayhem, in a local Washington, DC music store. Mayhem became fast friends with Kelven and Xan which led to a creation of a new band with Mayhem as the musical director. Once Xan and Kelven fully recovered from their injuries, they began performing throughout the DC area.

During the three years they performed, Xantha was well received and developed a small yet loyal fan base. They recorded an album entitled Southern Vision, inspired by Xan and Kelven’s southern roots. Although the album was highly anticipated, it was not released due to distribution issues.

In 2000, the group moved to Atlanta to create a more powerful buzz in the industry. The Home Town Of Kelven.

Xantha has been one of the best unknown R&B acts for far too long. After a long break, Xantha is back on the grind with a hot new sound that is sure to shake up the R&B/soul scene. Their Grown & Sexy mixtape released in 2006 garnered positive feedback. The sexy, up-tempo lead single “Soft Love” is still receiving radio airplay in local and European markets.

In 2008, Xantha will officially be introduced to the masses with their debut CD, RealGirlfriendsOnline.com, a diverse mix of ballads and up-tempo songs that confront the ups and downs of life, love, and relationships. The CD will be released in conjunction with a film and Web site of the same name, all of which are expected for a summer release. In the interim, the group has been traveling across the U.S. to perform and promote RealGirlfriendsOnline.com.

Xantha is currently on 35 stations in the Southeast and mid west in the US and playing throughout the UK soon to be spreading even further do to the pure excitement from radio of their new and diverse sound.

The fans of authentic, live, and “feel-good” music are in a dire need for a new twist to the R&B/soul genre, and Xantha will definitely deliver with their addictive soulful sound!

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    06/30/08
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