Xander was born and raised right here in Portland, Maine. As the son of two local TV Journalists, he was always interested in broadcasting – however, he wasn’t interested in music until he picked up the guitar at the age of 11. (Yes, of course to get girls to like him! Why else?) His love of music led him to attend Berklee College of Music, where he began hosting a weekly radio show on the Berklee Internet Radio Network. There, he honed his DJ skills, taste in music, and propensity for dad Jokes. Since graduating from Berklee, Xander has come home to join forces with the station he grew up listening to, 94.3 WCYY. In his free time, he enjoys writing and performing music, roasting bad movies, and skiing. He also teaches guitar at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, where he can share his love of Rock and Blues with the newest generation of musicians.
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music in Maine on the Weekend of 12/13/2018
With Christmas less than two weeks away, local bands are busting out their holiday spirit. Check out where and when to catch some of Maine's coolest acts this weekend, some even playing here for (what might be) the last time.
Xander Explains What It’s Like to Make a Music Video
Xander explains what's so cool, and what can be awkward, in making an entirely Maine-made music video.
Rave N Rage: Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 11/9/2018
This weekend sees a swath of country and indie rock hitting stages all over southern Maine!
Take a Listen to the New EP from Our Morning DJ: Xander
For all those who wonder if he's actually any good on the guitar, now's your chance to find out!
Rave N Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 9/28/2018
From country-rock to soul to funk, this weekend's lineup has quite the interesting mix of styles.
Rave N Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 9/21/2018
With a big music festival in downtown Portland and visits from americana legends, this weekend is shaping up to be pretty sweet!
What is Maine Best (and Worst) At?
Here's what Maine (and all 49 of the other US states) have to be proud of... And what they might need to fix.
WATCH: Maine Music School Releases Cover of The Who’s “Join Together”
The video features students from all across Maine, and a cameo by a familiar DJ...
The 5 Best Things About Being In A Band
Xander explains why it's awesome to play with a group of like-minded musicians! You know, besides the obvious things like attention, adoration, and an excuse to party.
5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to a Local Show in Maine
In the first of a new series of posts, Xander clues you into some essential gig knowledge to aid your show-going adventures!