Artist Name
Xavier
(0 users)



Artist Image



None found, add some?

Members
1

Genre
---

Mood
---

Style
---

Origin
---

Formed
---

Most Loved Tracks

Music Videos

Upcoming Live Shows

Artist Biography
An early-80s eight-piece funk act (formerly known as Xavier and LUV), led by Ernest Smith (aka Ernest "Xavier" Smith - lead guitar / bass / lead vocals), Ayanna Little (lead vocals), Tim Williams (drums), Ralph Hunt (aka Ralph Hunt Jr. - bass), Jeffrey Mitchell (guitar), Lyburn Downing (percussion), Emonie Branch & Chuck Hughes (vocals). Smith began his career in the mid 1960s with a later incarnation of The Coasters, then joined Midnight Movers (Wilson Pickett's backing band) - later, contributed to records of Isaac Hayes & The Temptations. In the late 1970s, he relocated to Hartford, CT, USA & joined the Shades Of Direction, soon renaming the group Xavier and LUV (an acronym for Life's Universal Vibration). Their first single, Work That Sucker to Death (1981), was a smash crossover hit, featuring Smith's long-time friends Bootsy Collins & George Clinton. Their follow-up single, Do It to the Max, also charted & their LP, Point of Pleasure (from which Love Is on the One, also, remains popular), was a near-miss on Billboard's top 100. Subsequent efforts fared less well & the group dissolved in the mid-80s.


Fanart


Banner

Status
Unlocked - Last Edit - 23/Feb/16

Data Complete
30%

Store Links
Buy Amazon