Genre: R&B, Classic Rock, Soul
Max has been on the Australasian music scene for over 50 years. Max is renown as THE original local interpreter of soul and R&B.
He rose to prominence in New Zealand from 1958 and relocated to Australia in December 1964. Max's band was acknowledged as one of the best local performers of the 60s and 70s, and his influence did much to popularize soul, R&B and rock music in Australia and New Zealand. When Max applied his unique musical influences to a live performance, the results were nothing less than amazing!
Max has engendered respect and affection over generations of performers which was evident at the 2007 Concert for Max, to provide financial support after it was announced he had Goodpasture’s syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease.
The Australian Recording Industry Association recognized Max’s iconic status on July 1st, 2008 when he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. (Edited from Wikipedia/Max Merritt)