On February 12, 2019, two days before Valentine’s Day, Xavier and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on with a very special edition of his Ladies Of Soul Tribute saluting soul music's reigning queen, Aretha Franklin. Now in its eighth year, past guests have included Tony Award winner Lena Hall, Stephin Merritt, Joan As Policewoman, Sxip Shirey, Lady Rizo, Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Mykal Kilgore (Post Modern Jukebox / NBC’s The Wiz Live!), Cassondra James (Once On This Island), and Bridget Barkan. New York Magazine rated the show "Brilliant" on its famed Approval Matrix!
Xavier has received un-coerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business, including Madonna, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Devo, Anita Baker, Lena Horne, TV on the Radio, Anohni, Danny Tenaglia, The Rapture, Paul Williams, and Ashford & Simpson. He's also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his UK debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. The Boys Choir of Harlem alum has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, Body Music, JD Samson, Young & Sick, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Bing Ji Ling, Diane Birch, Elton John, Bright Light Bright Light, Stephin Merritt, Sxip Shirey, and LL Cool J.