Xander Nelson

Portland, ME

  Manny Urgiles   Guitar

Manny Urgiles

  Chuck Martin   Drums

Chuck Martin

  Xander Nelson   Vocals, Guitar

Xander Nelson
Vocals, Guitar

  Kristian Terison   Bass

Kristian Terison

Photographs by Audrey Hotchkiss


Xander Nelson was born in the spring of 1994 in the small seaside city of Portland, Maine. He picked up the electric guitar at the end of the 6th grade, in a new effort to get girls to like him. Ironically, he ended up falling in love with the instrument, instead. Upon returning home from Berklee College of Music, he met fellow Berklee alum and guitarist Manny Urgiles, long-time DJ turned bassist Kristian Terison and industry veteran and drummer Chuck Martin. In the last year, they've hit the ground running.

Xander Nelson released the debut EP "A Dull Roar" on April 15th, 2017, and have been playing in support of it since then. With new original music and plans for a second EP already in the works, this group shows no sign of slowing down.