XSLF Who we are



Xslf started in 2013 when I met Jim again after years of not seeing him. I had been doing solo shows for a few years prior and Jim put the idea forward to form a band. We only wanted to play music we were actually involved in and that meant the first three albums. Anything else would have made us a very strange tribute act indeed! Since then we have been writing and recording original music which is being well recieved. Ave Tsarion is our bass player and a big part of the setup including writing music. Some people will never give us a chance because of their own silly bias but so what... We do it because we love it. Thanks to all our fans no matter where you are and we’ll see you out on the road somewhere.

Unfortunately Jim has had to step down for health reasons on the advice of his doctor.His health is more important than gigs and we really wish him back to full fitness soon. On drums we now have Glenn Kingsmore. Glenn is the drummer for legendary Belfast band The Defects.. Anyone who has seen him play knows what a powerhouse he is!Come support us through this and see for yourself!


Unfortunately Jim has informed us that his doctor has advised him to take things easier, which includes gigs.

We really will miss him but filling in we have Glenn Kingsmore, drummer for legendary Belfast band 

The Defects. 

Anyone who has seen or heard Glenn play knows what a powerhouse he is. 

Come and support us through this... Seeya out there! 


latest 2019 gig dates

Sunday 17th March--The Waterside Inn, Howth. 

 Friday 22nd March-- The Waterloo Bar, Blackpool.

Friday 29th March-- The Assembly, Aberdeen. 

Saturday 30th March-- Freuchie Cricket Club, Fife.

Friday 5th April-- Johnny B Good's music lounge, Antrim.

Friday 19th April-- The Three Tuns, Gateshead.

Saturday 20th April--The Railway Tavern, Darlington.

Sunday 21st April--The Georgian Theater, Stockton.

Friday 26th April-- Undercover Festival Boston Music Room/The Dome. London. N19 5QQ

Saturday 4th May-- The Lymdale Bar, Newcastle Under Lyme.

Saturday 3rd August-- Henry Cluney (Solo) Almost Acoustic Stage, Rebellion. Blackpool.

 Saturday 10th August--  Rewind to the Pound-The Punk Years Eastside Arts Festival , CS Lewis Square Belfast.  

Saturday 17th August -- The Dark Horse Bar, 18 Sean Costello Street- Athlone, Ireland. 

 Friday 23rd August -- Wolseys Bar, (Trident) Bangor. (album launch).

 Friday 6th September -- Johnny B Good's, High St, Antrim. 

Saturday 14th September -- The Don War Memoral Bar, Stockton On Tees.

Sunday 15th September -- The Railway Tavern, Darlinton.

Thursday 19th September-- The Brit Bar, 118 High Street, Weston-Super-Mare.

 Friday 20th September--  Boscawen Hotel, Fore Street, St Dennis, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8AD.  

Friday 27th September-- The  Beat Generator Live, Dundee.

Saturday 28th September --Dreadnought  Rock, 14/16 King Street, Bathgate.

Friday 8th November --  The OaKley Corral", Oakley Social Club, Blairwood Terrace, Oakley . 

Saturday 9th November--  St. Andrew's United Social club Langlands road. St. Andrew's. Fife  Ky15 8bn. 

Saturday 23rd November -- Luton Underground Music venue, 37 Guildford St, Luton.

 Friday 6th December -- The  Stags Head, Dundalk.

 Saturday 7th December --Johnny B Goode's music Lounge, Antrim.  

 Saturday 14th December --  The Fox & Newt 9 Burley Street, Leeds. 

Sunday 15th December -- Foremans Bar, Nottingham. 


Files coming soon.


Track (1)  RICH MAN 

Taken from our first album ARRUP BANG which was released in April 2017

Track (11) WORDS

Taken from our first album ARRUP BANG which was released in April 2017

XSLF At The Edge Belfast 10th Aug 2019

XSLF Alternative Ulster.. Belfast Aug 10th 2019

XSLF.. Johnny Was.. Belfast August 10th 2019

XSLF Tin Soldiers Belfast 10th August 2019

XSLF Barbed Wire Love.. Belfast 10th August 2019