"A truly talented young songwriter, singer & multi-instrumentalist" - Eliot Kennedy

Past Shots Part Three

Another Past Shots, and here Max is rehearsing new Gary Barlow songs for a charity show.

“Rehearsing with Eliot Kennedy & Jim Jawardena, at the Steelworks Studios in Sheffield. The gig was in aid of a charity in Dinnington and featured for the first time, new songs Eliot and Gary Barlow have written for their new Broadway Musical, ‘Finding Neverland.'”

Past Shots Part Two

In the the latest Past Shots, here’s Max with two fans at a show dedicated to his schoolmate Jessica Ennis. Check it out here.

“This is taken from a gig in honour and support of Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis during the 2012 Olympics at the now demolished Don Valley Stadium. Jessica and I went to the same school.”

Max Playlists – Part 1: ‘Songs I Wish I’d Written’

With more cover versions on the way, Max has rounded up the tracks and artists that set the bar for him as a musician.

Click here for Max’s ‘Songs I Wish I’d Written’ playlist.

Here’s Max on his choices.

Supertramp – ‘Logical Song’ “My favourite sax solo of all time.”
ELO – ‘Strange Magic’ “Just a beautiful melody.”
Michael Jackson – ‘Heal the World’ “Love the sentiment and meaning.”
Madness – ‘Baggy Trousers’ “Really funny lyrics.”
Stevie Wonder – ‘Sir Duke’ “You can sing the Chorus perfectly by the middle of the song, so catchy…”
Sting – ‘Every Little Thing She Does’ “I love Sting’s repetition. The more he sings a line the better it gets.”
Brook Brothers – ‘Warpaint’ “Sentimental song. It was my favourite song growing up.”
Noel Gallagher – ‘Death Of You And Me’ “The best song from the last High Flying Birds album.”
Michael Jackson – ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ “My favourite Jackson song!”
The Foundations – ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ “Classic song. Everyone’s favourite.”

Past Shots Part One

In the first of an occasional series, check out a shot of a very young Max, already a dab hand on the Sax, here.

“This image is taken from a Active 8Magazine article I featured in 2006, aged 9. They recently did an update on my progress in 2014 and discussed recent work I did on the Gary Barlow single.”

Olly Murs ‘Wrapped Up’

Click here for the first in a series of cover versions – Max’s multi-instrumental take on Olly Murs’ ‘Wrapped Up’. Here’s Max on the tune.

“I’m a big fan of Olly Murs, loved working with him at BBC Radio 2s big band show in Leeds for Children In Need, where I played sax.”

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Gig list for July. Be great to see you there ….

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MAX LIVE @EKSA TRAMLINES TOUR DATES:

MAX LIVE:
19TH THE BOAT INN, CROMFORD 21:00
20TH LIVE @ THE VERVE LEEDS TBC
21ST FROG & PARROT, SHEFFIELD 19:00
24TH THE FISHPOND, MATLOCK 21:00
25TH THE ACRE, SHEFFIELD 19:30
TRAMLINES:
26TH MOOR STAGE, SHEFFIELD 15:20
27TH THE WESTON PARK STAGE 12:15
27TH MAIDA VALE 14:00
POST TRAMLINES
28TH OPORTO, LEEDS 20:30