Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter & composer Max Restaino, released an album The Time It Takes on his own label, which went on to gain a PRS Award for the track Fall for the Sky TV series Tin Pan Alley presented by Radio DJ, Mike Read. Max not only wrote all the songs, and performed all instruments, but also produced the album himself
Max’s sparkling music sparked interested with an agent, who offered the opportunity for him to tour the UK supporting major artists including: Rebecca Ferguson 2016, Steps UK Arena Tour 2017, Shane Filan 2017, Peter Andre & Tears For Fears 2019. The Theatre and Arena performances allowed Max and his live band to tread the boards on some of the UK & Ireland’s most prestigious stages & music venues and since 2017, the now 23 year old has appeared as special invited guest on BBC TV & many BBC Radio Shows across the country.
As well as developing his live performance and building a steady fan base, Max also honed his writing and recording skills by working with some of the best names in the industry. He took an internship with the producer Eliot Kennedy, which gave him the opportunity to write as part of a team- this he still does from time to time; continuing to work as a session player for some of the best names in the industry, such as: Gary Barlow ‘Let Me Go’ & his forth-coming music 2020 (Accordion), Peter Kay– BV’s: Phoenix Nights & Car Share, Donny Osmond– 50th Album (Accordion), Geri Halliwell BV’s and also Saxophone for Gregory Porter.
As a composer, Max composed the theme song for a documentary, Mission Angels, for the LA Film Director Mark S Jacobs (of Kitchen Nightmare USA & Glee) & has had song featured on TV & Film such as: Channel 4‘s Hollyoaks (Christmas Omnibus) , BT Get Your Number, ‘Flowers In The Snow.’ (Netflix)
2020, was gearing up to be an exciting year for Max as he prepared to release a brand new album, however the 2020 coronavirus pandemic saw the Sheffield singer/songwriter take an unexpected direction. Being forced to put the release of his new album on hold, he wrote and recorded a jazz/blues song, Greasy Chip Butty, using the famous @SheffieldUnited SUFC Kop Anthem sung by #Blade Fans at the famous #BramallLane, as the songs chorus.
The song, to date has been championed by the premier league football club- Sheffield United , the infamous artist #PeteMckee , Sheffield born #Hollywood actor #SeanBean &
#BBCRadioSheffield. The song is available as a download – all proceeds going to the Sheffield Hospitals Charity. https://youtu.be/KjWHJIfFTCM
Max believes, as an artist he has naturally found an intrinsic value in his approach to music, moving away from Pop to a fusion of Jazz/ blues ballads with great melodies and emotive lyrics, the new 10 track album, Rainy Night In Paris, is one to look out for.
New Music Coming 2020!