I was born and raised right here in Portland, Maine. As the son of two local TV Journalists, I was always interested in broadcasting – however, I wasn’t interested in music until I picked up the guitar at the age of 11. (Yes, of course, to get girls to like me! Why else?) My love of music led me to attend Berklee College of Music, where I began hosting a weekly radio show on the Berklee Internet Radio Network. There, I honed my DJ skills, taste in music, and propensity for dad Jokes. Since graduating from Berklee, I have come home to join forces with the station I grew up listening to: 94.3 WCYY. In my free time, I enjoy writing and performing music, roasting bad movies, and skiing. I also teach guitar at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, where I can share my love of rock and blues with the newest generation of musicians.
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!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 9/14/2018
From former child stars to some of rock's biggest names, we've got a little bit of everything happening in Maine this weekend!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music Roundup for Labor Day Weekend
As summer comes to a close, concerts keep trucking on! Well, at least for now... Check out what the weekend of 8/31 has in store!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 7/20
As we come careening into mid-summer, the shows keep on coming. There's plenty of rock and roll to get you going this weekend - check it out!