Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Xavier Rudd (born 1978) is a soulful Australian surf/roots artist from Torquay, Victoria (Australia), which is near the famous surfing location, Bells Beach. Rudd's music is compassionate and always manages to render emotion in his fans. His songs include stories of the mistreatment of the indigenous people of his homeland; they tell of humanity, spirituality or the environment. The songs are written and sung with compassion and they urge the celebration of life.