The singer/songwriter is an Australian native with aboriginal ancestry who believes in love, peace & equality; the “one man band” sings, preaches and is extremely talented with his array of instruments that surrounds him at his shows- which he plays flawlessly.
He plays the didgeridoo, which is a wind instrument created by the aboriginals of Northern Australia over 1,500 years ago, multiple guitars, the stomp box (a percussion instrument), harmonica, Aztec Drum, slit drum, Djembe (a rope tuned, skin covered goblet drum from West Africa), shakers, ankle bells, banjo and more.
Listening to Xavier Rudd live, you can’t help but throw your hands up and move with his voice, feeling calmed by his trance. Playing his music in the comfort of your own home, with his hawaiian, native american sound, immediately puts you on island time for an experience which may or may not involve lighting up a joint.
His energy and positive lyrics, which bring up spirituality, the environment, humanity and the rights of the aboriginals of his homeland, force you to close your eyes and listen to the words while you move your hips to the beat.