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I’m so proud of this new record, and I want to promote it all over the world. 10 brand new songs and bonus tracks written and recorded over the past year on 3 different continents.

We’ve got great musicians from bands like New Order, Jack Johnson, The Go Gos, Adam Lambert band and more.

But…… I’m still an indie artist, which means I have to pay for EVERYTHING!

So, please help me get these songs out to everyone. The fact is that recording, mixing, artwork, manufacturing, publicity and promotion are gonna cost a whole lot of $$$$$$, but you can help make it happen.

Pledge now and get the single ‘Say Anything’ right away!

Upcoming Shows
June 5 -           Viper Room, West Hollywood, CD release party
July 5 -            Las Vegas - Pledge Music VIP event - Xander Smith Pre-Queen event

July 6 -            Seattle, WA - Run Run Run w/ New Order, Paramount Theater
July 8 -            Vancouver, WA - Run Run Run w/ New Order, Queen Elizabeth Theater

August 1/3    Kendal Calling Festival, Lowther Deer Park, 
Hackthorpe (nr Penrith),

I'm back from an amazing tour of Russia in the middle of Winter, so I'm gonna take a  few days for the holidays to catch my breath.  In the last few months, Run Run Run has returned to the stage, I've invaded real people's LA living rooms with Lisa Loeb and Illeana Douglas and I've rallied thousands of fans to sing along (and not gotten lynched) as i performed for sold out arenas in Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Not bad for no light show, no celebrity model actress Beverly Hills socialite girlfriend, no international scandal or clever media hook.  All this was accomplished with some frequent flyer miles, a Gibson acoustic guitar, a small collection of my own indie folk tunes, some very warm boots and borrowed sub zero winter clothes, and of course the love and support of fans and friends from Culver City, CA to Siberia.  Thanks 2013 and can't wait for 2014 as I'm headed into the studio to work on both my next record and new material for Run Run Run.


 Hey San Pedro is now available on itunes - download it, or get a signed digipak in my Store :)

Hey San Pedro is now available as a '3plet'

3plet is the latest innovation in portable music publishing.  Combining music, images, lyrics and other exclusive content, with links to social media and YouTube. 

Hey San Pedro on 3plet includes additional Run Run Run songs 'Do Svidaniya' and 'Pico' and exclusive images and stories.

Follow the links on the 3plet site, or search for 'Xander Smith 3plet' on Itunes and Google Play Store.






Xander & Ilya Lagutenko (Mumiy Troll)

Upcoming shows: 
Sat 2 November - XANDER SMITH w/ Lisa Loeb, Illeana Douglas, Sarah Sweet & more  - The Living Room Show - LA
Tue 3 December -  RUN RUN RUN w/ Tru Cisco and Teleskopes at Viper Room - West Hollywood, CA
Fri 6 December - XANDER SMITH w/ Mumiy Troll at Stadium Live - Moscow
Fri 13 December - XANDER SMITH w/ Mumiy Troll at Ice Palace - St. Petersburg

Kiev show! 22 Sept 2013

LA singer songwriter Xander Smith announces his return to Europe this fall. In 2012 Smith raised over $10,000 from “Kickstarter,” and fan contributions, which helped to record his debut solo album, Hey San Pedro, and fund the subsequent tour. These tour dates stretched from Manchester UK all the way to Siberia. Back in the North America, Smith headlined clubs in most major U.S. cities, opened for iconic acts like New Order, Russia’s Mumiy Troll and Everclear, and even found him standing center stage at the legendary Greek theater in Los Angeles. European street teams, fan enthusiasm, strong attendance and positive live reviews have prompted promoters to bring Smith back to these European cities as well as adding stops in Iceland, Norway, Ukraine and Switzerland. Look out for Xander Smith solo shows or with his Run Run Run at venue near you!

Jammin' with LA cool cats in Pasadena

Pictured above:  homegrown California musicians: Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli), Adam Topol (Jack Johnson/ Culver City Dub), Xander Smith (Run Run Run), Greg (Billy Idol), Ashley Dzerigian (Adam Lambert)
Thank you all for an incredible 2012! With the help of so many kind souls, I was able to realize my "Hey San Pedro" solo record. It took literally sixteen years of living its stories, trying out song ideas, and then collecting the musical/lyrical bits and pieces that would comprise this work. Then, I had the priveledge of taking my J45 acoustic guitar and this record to cities all over the world. What a dream come true. Sitting in a cafe in Hamburg, having a tea and getting ready to perform songs that came straight from my bedroom was magical. Last year Run Run Run returned to Russia and nearby parts, and played to incredible crowds. I met Clive Davis and many other music business icons in NYC with my friend, boss and mentor Herb Alpert (and Lani Hall), starting playing soft ball again, vacationed in the Ukraine, made a great record with Pauley Perrette and her new project Stop Making Friends, moved into a new apartment, discovered Norwegian brown cheese (my new true love) and finally shaved off my infamous moustache. oh...whew... ready for 2013! BRING IT ON!!!