“There’s never a wrong time to play, you just gotta get up there and play.”
With a couple effects pedals at his feet, Max’s instrumental originals were ambient, melodic and dynamic. Complemented by a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover, Max was up first on this evening of Acoustic music at the Acoustic Cafe.
With influences from John Butler, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and other 90s music, Max has been playing guitar and singing for 6 years; self-taught.
“I play open mics to get confidence as a musician, show some original material, and start my music career.”
Studying Animation at RMIT, Max never leaves home without his headphones, plays music to wake up in the morning, jams with friends, and ultimately wants “[music] to take the front seat.”
“Music and film are my two biggest passions. Eventually I want to start a band.”
Advice for other local musicians:
“I got some good advice from a busker on the street once. I said ‘when should I play an Open Mic?’ and he said ‘there’s never a wrong time to play you just gotta get up there and play’. That’s what I’d say to anyone who’s looking to play at a venue like this. Just do it.”
Encouraging people to listen to local musicians at an Open Mic:
“The material that people present at Open Mics is just gold; it’s raw, and it’s sometimes unfinished but it’s got a lot of soul to it and a lot of heart. Live music is the best.”
You can check out Max’s music live at the Acoustic Cafe on Thursday nights 8pm.
Keep updated with his originals here: https://soundcloud.com/tailed-fox