Seven-string guitarist and vocalist Maximillian Rudd delivers a dynamic show of original music based on his eclectic array of Brazilian, blues and roots influences.
Maximillian Rudd is a young Australian guitarist at the forefront of an international explosion of the Brazilian guitar. Alongside his Brazilian seven-string guitar, Rudd experiments with the unlikely fusion of Latin American, jazz, blues and roots influences.
An accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Maximillian has extensively pursued the music of Brazil both in Australia and in South America. Maximillian’s sound is uniquely his own, arising from his eclectic musical journey, beginning the guitar at the age of seven and intensely developing his craft ever since. Maximillian’s edge resides in his undisputed instrumental ability, which has become the trademark of his live set.
Maximillian has played at some of Victoria’s premier music festivals, such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and St Kilda Festival, and appeared as a support act at Melbourne Zoo Twilights. In late 2017, he released his debut album Maximillian, which was co-produced by veteran Aussie singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd. In 2018 Maximillian joined Xavier Rudd on both his national Walk Away single tour in April, and his Storm Boy album launch campaign, a twelve-show tour covering some of Australia’s best and biggest live music venues, including Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and Sydney’s The Enmore. 2019 has seen Maximillian Rudd publish twelve new live videos, and begin recording the follow-up to his debut album, set for release in 2020.
Rudd is based in Torquay, on Victoria’s Surf Coast, where he was born and raised.