Poppy Xander is pianist, composer, and singer in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Mostly known for her theatrical performances and range of playing styles and collaborations with a variety of artists. In 2018, Xander was named Best Keyboardist by the Dallas Observer and received the 2019 Central Track Honors for Best Keyboardist and has been nominated for more awards in 2019 including Best Electronic Act, Best Keyboardist, Best Live Act, and Best Tribute (Primadonna). Every one of her projects have been nominated for awards in DFW. Xander is currently working on recording her Chamber Rock Ensemble Horror Suite as well as her sci-fi electronica project: Helium Queens: A Space Opera, Album and Comic book Release in 2020 and is proud to become the newest addition to the Polyphonic Spree legacy.
"Terrifically Unconventional." - Central Track
Photo Courtesty of Scott Fischer
Current Projects Include:
Polyphonic Spree - Keyboardist and Vocalist
Primadonna *Dallas's Best Tribute of 2018 - Synth Bass, Keys, Backing Vox
Poppy Xander and The Chamber Rock - Band Leader, Composer, Lead Vocals, Keys
Helium Queens, A Space Opera** - Executive Producer, Vocalist, Keyboardist, Synth
Levi Cobb and The Big Smoke - Folk/Americana Keyboardist and Backing Vocals
Panic (Smiths and Morrissey Tribute) Keyboardist and Vocalist
Artsillery Art Cultivation-Last Wednesday of the Month Performer
King George (George Strait Tribute) - Featured Keyboardist
Garth Brooks Tribute (American Honky Tonk Bar Association) - Featured Keyboardist
Past Award Nominated Projects: Confetti Eddie's Magic Parlor (Pianist and Performer), Starfruit, Charley Crockett, Leah Lane (Rose Garden Funeral Party),and has opened for international acts including the B52's, Rasputina, Daniel Knox,
The Chamber Rock Ensemble, established in 2014, is Xander's theater rock band, similar to Queen and David Bowie and heavily influenced by classical giants like Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy whom she studied from the age of seven until she received her Bachelor in Music from the University of North Texas. Xander has released two albums with this project including her solo album Snake in the Grass (2014) and Little Ghosts (2015). Xander plans on releasing her Horror Suite in the Fall of 2019.
For live performance booking and keyboard work please contact her through the website or email: