Xzela is a musician residing in Cincinnati who grew up in the small town of Bethel, Ohio, with a population of less than three-thousand. She has always had an ear for music, though her interest in the arts began with painting, drawing, photography, and tattooing.
After many failed attempts at keeping her interest peaked with the aforementioned endeavors, she began to write her own songs and finally created the relationship with music that she had been craving for so long.
Starting off as a strictly acoustic performer in June of 2016, the solo songstress took a break from the six string and began to expand herself musically.
In October of 2016 she released her debut project, Monster, a 7-track mixtape that spans several different genres and blends acoustic singer-songwriter tones with hip-hop and R&B. All profits from the release show were donated to Cincinnati's Freestore Foodbank.
In January of 2017 Xzela released celestialove, a 10-track collaboration with Cincinnati based emcee Devin Burgess, who is also responsible for recording, mixing, and mastering. The album explores the cycles of love in a relationship between two introverted people, from the sweet beginning to the bitter end. It has received favorable reviews from many blog sites and publishers, including CityBeat Cincinnati.
Xzela defies genre and dips her foot into many different styles of music. Already with four releases under her belt, she transcribes her trials and tribulations into feathered melodies that float across soundscapes with ease; Blending R&B with soulful urban flare, she keeps an intimate yet powerful demeanor both on and off the stage. As well as writing and performing music, she also plays bass and engineers sound for other artists.
Keeping a steady pace of show-playing since the release of Monster, she has performed in many venues and bars in Ohio and Kentucky. Among these are Urban Artifact, Southgate House Revival, The Thompson House, Everybody's Records (Record Store Day), MOTR Pub, Brother's Drake Meadery (Columbus) and more.