Distinctive . Powerful . Original...
Contralto female-fronted Artistic Hard Rock with Doom Metal sensibilities.
Heart meets Black Sabbath, on the one hand, and Dead Can Dance meets The Doors on the other, cliff-hanging with the mystical side of Led Zeppelin.
As seasoned musicians, we have experience composing, recording in pro studios, and performing live. We welcome collaboration and the comradeship between members.
"Xyra and sundry players merge eclectic influences to form a unique genre. Emotive vocals, strong melodies, memorable lyrics, and powerful musicians bring integrity, high art, intellect, and finesse to the mix." ~ Richard Fuller: National Public Radio (NPR), and Voice of America (VoA)
“Garnering both national and international airplay, Xyra and various accomplices received a Grammy Nomination vote for best new artist, had stellar reviews in The Washington Post, features on NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), VoA TV, independent and commercial airplay, and two No. 1 hits in Eastern Europe.” (See Xyra and Verborgen: .xyramusic)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 01 2015
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Nancy Wilson, Annie Lenox, Robert Plant,
Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Siouxie, Nico, Bowie,
Bryan Ferry, Sandy Denny, Dusty Springfield,
Grace Slick, Lisa Gerard, and of course,
Jeff Beck, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Yes, Joe Satriani, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen, The Doors, Procol Harum, Moody Blues,
Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Heart, Neil Young,
Nico and the Velvet Underground, Alunah,
Frank Zappa, Dead Can Dance, Frayle,
and Iron Maiden, among others...
Members Of Band
- Xyra: lead vocals/songwriting (all recordings)
- Andrew Cann: bass/keyboards (all recordings)
- John Wagner: drummer, revising and developing material (early autumn 2020-present)
- Ragnar: lead guitarist, revising and developing material (early winter 2020-present)
- Kenny Finger: drums on debut album, “The Only Door” (2015-2016); demos and live radio (2019)
- Michael Karagiannis: lead guitarist/music director, lead recording engineer on debut album, demos, and 9:30 Club performance (2015-2018)
- Spiro Karagiannis: asst. recording engineer on debut album (2015-16); drums at 9:30 performance, drums/acoustic guitar on demos (2017-18)
- Mark Jeffrey Campayno: lead electric guitarist; acoustic guitar, live radio (2019-early 2020)
- Jake Vorrath: guest drummer on Blasphemy, and Pacify Me demos (2018)
Taylor, Fender, Les Paul, Ibanez, Schecter, Roland, Sennheiser, Shure, Telefunken, VOX, Yamaha, Steinway, Korg, JBL PA, Zoom live recording mixer, and more...
In Sentient Screams
In Sentient Screams Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Progressive
Insidious Disguise (demo)
Insidious Disguise (demo) Year: 2018 Album: Phantom Man (under development) Genre: Progressive
Sonnet in Claret
Sonnet in Claret Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Alternative
Without Recollection Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Alternative
Phantom Man (demo)
Phantom Man (demo) Year: 2018 Album: Phantom Man (under development) Genre: Rock
Phantom Man © 2019, Vocal Music and Lyrics: Xyra Harper-Cann Phantom man came to me With a message only I could see Where have you gone now, phantom man? At a time when we need you most Dark horizons and men afloat Are you returning, phantom man? Chorus: I see you watching me I feel you touching me When will you speak to me, phantom man? I met you in the rain Hid my head and dashed away Will I see you another day, phantom man? Chorus: Another moment, washed away Can I make it up, some fine day… Some fine day-ay, phantom man? Phantom man came to me With a message only I could see Where have you gone now, phantom man? Chorus: I see you watching me I feel you touching me When will you speak to me, phantom man?
Love Knows No Malice
Love Knows No Malice Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Progressive
God, Where are You Now?
God, Where are You Now? Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Rock
The Only Door (title from our last album)
The Only Door (title from our last album) Year: 2016 Album: The Only Door Genre: Other
That’s Not the Company I Keep
That’s Not the Company I Keep
Blasphemy Year: 2018 Album: Phantom Man (upcoming album) Genre: Rock
Pacify Me Year: 2018 Album: Phantom Man (upcoming album) Genre: Rock