About Brenda Xu
San Diego, CA
Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) was born in Northern China in the city of Harbin. At the age of 5 she moved with her grandmother to California. Brenda came from a musical family – her mother was a classical pianist. As a teenager, she would record herself singing along to Tori Amos and taught herself how to play guitar. After obtaining a B.A. in Political Science at UCSD, she wandered from job to job, ignoring her creative inclinations. It was not until she started writing her own songs that she found direction and purpose and finally pursued her true calling. After recording a 6-song EP, her song “Count To Ten,” was chosen as a finalist in the “Festival 4 Stars” Competition out of thousands of entries. Her music has received radio play on various radio stations, including San Diego's KPRI 102.1, Boston Progress Radio, and Insomnia Radio and has also been written about in The SD Reader, The North County Times and Performer Magazine (West Coast Edition). She just released her first full-length album "A Little Illusion" which is now available on iTunes.