Xie Tian Xiao (谢天笑), rock singer, guitarist, guzheng player, short form: XTX or X.T.X.
Born in 1972 in the town of Zibo, Shandong province, China. At the age of 9 he played roles at the Beijing Opera, and appeared in the role of "The Monkey King" in a local operatic production of Journey to the West. After being placed under a six-month juvenile "house arrest" for stealing bicycles, he relieved the boredom by teaching himself to play bass and guitar. In 1990, he began composing his own songs. A year later, he moved to Beijing to develop his musical career.