T H E  M A X X

 

          Rainy Middleton - Lead Vocals

          Dwight Smith - Drums, Percussion

          Rod Whittaker - Bass, Keys, Vocals

          Steven Rollins - Guitar, Vocals

          Leroy 'Roc' Lovelace, Jr. - Tenor Sax, Vocals

          Menes Ray - Trumpet, Vocals

          Andre Bernard - Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals

 

 

 

          MANAGEMENT/BOOKING

          Encore Artists Development

          Tony Cooper | tony@encoreartists.com. 

          Ph.770-460-4164

 

Authentic Funk/Soul From A Band That Never Quit

The

   Maxx

MUSIC

VIDEOS

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On Demand

Emergency
I Can't Deny
Haor Bachashecha (acoustic)

Oct 01, 2016

Awendaw, SC

Oct 07, 2016

Atlanta, GA

Oct 08, 2016

Charleston, SC

Oct 15, 2016

Charleston, SC

Oct 22, 2016

Sumter, SC

Oct 28, 2016

Greensboro, SC

Nov 04, 2016

Winston Salem, NC

Nov 12, 2016

Palm Coast, FL

Nov 18, 2016

Beaufort, SC

Dec 02, 2016

Charlotte, NC

Dec 03, 2016

Cary, NC

Dec 10, 2016

New Orleans, LA

Dec 16, 2016

Raleigh, NC

Dec 17, 2016

Sea Island, GA

Dec 18, 2016

Greensboro, NC

Dec 20, 2016

Charlotte, NC

Dec 31, 2016

Kiawah Island, SC

Jan 07, 2017

Bluffton, SC

Jan 14, 2017

Columbia, SC

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Feb 04, 2017

Charlotte, NC

Feb 17, 2017

Columbia, SC

Feb 18, 2017

Orlando, FL

Feb 24, 2017

Greenville, SC

Mar 18, 2017

Hendersonville, NC

Mar 25, 2017

Savannah, GA

Apr 01, 2017

Winer Park, FL

Apr 07, 2017

Charleston, SC

Apr 08, 2017

Kiawah Island, SC

Apr 22, 2017

Charlotte, NC

May 05, 2017

Charleston, SC

May 06, 2017

Kiawah Island, SC

May 13, 2017

Charleston, SC

May 20, 2017

Greenville, SC

May 28, 2017

Savannah, GA

Jun 03, 2017

Charlotte, NC

Jun 09, 2017

Asheville, NC

Jun 24, 2017

Highlands, NC

Jul 04, 2017

Wilmington, NC

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Tour Schedule

 
 
 

OUR STORY

The Maxx doesn’t study soul music, they live it. Since their Atlanta beginnings in 1980, founding members Rod
Whittaker (bass/keyboards/vocals), Leroy “Roc” Lovelace (sax/vocals), and Steven Rollins (guitar) embarked on a journey of incorporating the high energy choreography and musical precision of the soul and funk legends who raised them. Since then, The Maxx picked up fiery vocalist Rainy Middleton along with Dwight Smith (drums), Andre Bernard (trombone/keyboards/vocals) and Menes Ray (trumpet/vocals). The group honed their live stage presence while performing over 125 days out of the year with personalized set lists for conventions, corporate events, and festivals. All of this culminated with their latest six song EP that brings the stage to the studio.

 

In the making of their EP, The Maxx employed a member of their extended family in The Soul of John Black.The former Fishbone member and Miles Davis percussionist was behind most of the EP’s writing and production. “We have a personal relationship with him for years, he used to be a part of the band. It only made sense to have him on board as a principal writer and producer,” says Whittaker. The Soul of John Black also adds vocals on the bluesy “Love Is Gonna Get Ya” and the bouncy, funk track, “Rock With You.”

 

Shown on their EP and almost four decades as a band, The
 


Maxx has never strayed from the dreams they had as high schoolers perfecting their craft in garages and band rooms. “Ironically, we’re doing what we've always done, but because the trends change, now what we’re doing is new,” says Whittaker. “Bringing back that classic soul funk, which is perfect for us. We didn’t have to study it, we could basically do what’s in our hearts.”

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CONTACT

LABEL | Cadabra Records

 

MANAGEMENT/BOOKING | Encore Artists Development

 

     Tony Cooper | tony@encoreartists.com.  Ph.770-460-4164

 

RADIO/PUBLICITY | Powderfinger Promotions | david@powderfingerpromo.com

Ph. 800-356-1155

 

 

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