Message des fondateurs
Born and raised in the suburbs of Brussels, Belgium, Xavier Cevrin picked up the guitar at the age of twelve and never put it down since, or maybe just to catch some sleep at times. His influences run from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, or Scott Henderson to list only a few.
He headed up to Los Angeles in 1991 with a dream to become a professional musician, as well as to further his musical education. He graduated from Musician's Institute (GIT) with a diploma in Professional Contemporary Guitar and from UCLA Extension in Songwriting, Music Production and the Music Business. He was also very fortunate to have been able to sit in sessions with great musicians such as Gregg and Matt Bissonette [listen] (Joe Satriani, Toto, David Lee Roth, etc.), Keith Barrows (Nancy Sinatra, etc), Bob Daisley (Rainbow, Gary Moore, etc.), the late surf guitar legend Jerry Cole (The Champs, The Beach Boys, etc.), and many more others. After touring for a few years with a Gospel Production all over the East and West coasts, he settled in Brussels, Belgium, Europe's beloved capital in the fall of 2003.
Over the years he's been involved in various Tribute projects featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, the trio Tritense (Guitar legends Tribute) as well as his own blues-rock band CEVRIN DREISER with fellow musician and long time friend Chris Dreiser. They could have literally named the band "Brothers", but it was already taken. He is also known and sought after in the studio for his tight funky rhythm skills and colorful playing that just suits the song. He collaborates extensively with hit record producer Michel Bellens from the mythic Belgian Label Gun Records, with credits as an arranger, session guitarist and lyricist/composer.
He is also active on the German scene with the rock band Pigwell and in Colombia with The Seventh Sense, an electrified latin jazz/blues/rock band alongside Colombian guitarist Fabian Diaz. He heads up and teaches regularly at his own music school, Guitar Mania, based in Brussels and Waterloo, Belgium and hosts Guitar Workshops with L'Ecole du Rock, also based in Waterloo, Belgium.
Guitar Workshops are now also occasionally held in Medellin, Colombia, as a guest with local guitarist Ed Lozano originally from New York. If you're lucky you'll also catch the two firing up some blues jams at the Hard Rock Café or other mythical live music joints in Medellin with The Big Bones.
Since June 2019 Xavier is also active as a music producer heading up Rock Lives Records with Chris Dreiser.
Belgian songwriter, guitarist, singer and composer.
He studied composition, guitar and harmony at the Musicians Institute London. He also studied music theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and film scoring at the International Music Institute in Rome in 1999. A list of selected works from this period can be found on his personal website
After a hiatus of 10 years, during which he worked in mental healthcare, a reconnection with music was enabled by his friend and associate Xavier Cevrin, guitarist/songwriter in his own right. They played a gig ‘for old times sake’ and never looked back. The Blue Vertigo is their band, of which they are the two driving forces. In 2019 Cevrin and Dreiser founded RockLives, where aspiring songwriters and musicians can go and get their ideas developed, produced and played by real musicians - and with one top-player in the field (think Gregg Bissonette, Clem Burke, et al) as the cherry on top.
In addition to the upcoming tracks of both his debut release as a solo artist as the first CD as founding member of CEVRIN DREISER, Mr. Dreiser has composed scores for more than 40 films.
Founder and Director
Blues Rock Band
Songwriting and Music Publishing (ASCAP)