Xavier and Ophelia is an American indie rock and electropop music duo based in Nashville, Tennessee. Formed in 2009, members include DeAnna Moore (vocals) and Dave Tough (keyboards, guitar, bass). The band has released two albums including their debut Xavier & Ophelia, which had songs win industry awards. “Falling Down,” a track from their 2012 sophomore album I Hate Birds, won Grand Prize at the 2013 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Their songs have been placed in movies, television and commercials, and in 2013 their song “Heartbeat” was featured on Twisted.
According to Raw Ramp, “their sounds combine easy-listening melodies with electronic pop elements and the angelic voice of DeAnna Moore is always centre-stage.”
Much of their music utilizes both live instruments and electronic production. The duo often performs live with a backing band, with regular venues including The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
The duo released their first album, Xavier & Ophelia, on April 1, 2011, on Real Life Music and Blue Pie Distribution. For a time the album’s track “Six Billion Lonely People” was in rotation on the BBS Radio 24 hour music station, and in 2011 the band was an SGX Radio featured artist.
At the 2011 International Songwriting Competition the band was a semi-finalist with “Six Billion Lonely People,” and the song was a finalist in the 2012 Songdoor Songwriting Competition as well. “Last Recorded Summer,” a pop song on the album written by Moore, Tough, and Neil Barber, was nominated in the Indie International Songwriting Contest, and was also a finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition.
Xavier and Ophelia are a Blue Pie Records USA artist and are published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP).