Max & Asha last week released a second live video, featuring the new duo playing Implicante by Jacob do Bandolim.
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre: The Dome
Max & Asha feature amongst this year’s annual Windfire Festival program. Now in its eleventh year, the festival boasts local and international artists in some of Geelong’s finest and quirkiest venues. This year we will be the first to play in The Dome at Geelong Library, overlooking The Esplanade and the bay.
As promised, we are happy to announce the release the first of a series of videos celebrating this brand new duo. This project aims to capture the Brazilian music stylings of two of Melbourne’s most promising musicians. More information about the duo can be can be found under the newly-installed Max & Asha tab on this website:
Watch the video here:
This new duo is finding its feet with a series of new videos. Today we released a little teaser to get you all keen for the full length videos to come in a few days!
This live video was filmed at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as part of Max’s final recital for the Master of Music degree. It features the incredible Asha Henfry on flute. Expect more from this duo!
Filmed live in Paraty (Brazil). One quiet morning Max took to the streets on a recent trip to Brazil to play a classic Brazilian guitar piece, Sons de Carrilhões (Sound of Bells).
Catch Maximillian playing Geelong’s Festival of Sails on 28 January 2019.
New video available now. Filmed live in Paraty, Brazil.
Jimmy O’Hare & Maximillian with special guest Bec Goring
Bar 303 Northcote
Sunday 2 September, 5pm
Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian are two young guitarists ready to strut and fret one of Melbourne’s premier local stages. For this special show, Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian will debut a fresh guitar alliance, teaming up with special guest, soul troubadour Bec Goring. Together the three acts represent the some of Victoria’s most promising new guitar talent.
Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian first met at music school, where they both put countless hours into honing their craft and finding their own sounds. Following in the colossal footsteps of their forbearers, they are ready make their mark amidst a thriving landscape of Australian guitarists. Melbourne’s eclectic music scene offers an audience hungry to embrace Jimmy’s command for riff-driven fingerstyle or Maximillian’s originals cut from Brazil’s cloth of guitar and vocal poets.
Jimmy was born and raised in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, and honed his fingers on the likes of Maneli Jamal, Andy McKee and Australian legend Tommy Emmanuel. Open-tunings and a percussive vision for the guitar thrusts Jimmy among a growing movement of guitarists reimagining the trajectory of the instrument. A stagecraft innovator, Jimmy continues to dazzle audiences with both a delicacy of touch and a knack for powerful grooves.
Maximillian hails from Victoria’s Surf Coast, where he spent his childhood listening to an array of guitar heroes like Leo Kottke and Brazil’s Baden-Powell. Absorbing other influences from both North and South America, Maximillian represents the collision of transcontinental guitar cultures. His 2017 debut self-titled album featured his original Brazilian seven-string guitar and vocal stylings, showcasing this variety of influences, which he weaves into his original music. Fresh off tour supporting Australian veteran Xavier Rudd on his recent Walk Away Australian leg, Maximillian is eager to hit the stage in his local neighbourhood.
Despite hitting on different styles and nurturing their individuality, Jimmy O’Hare and Maximillian mutually promise a command of their guitars, an infectious passion for their art and a vitality for performance, a trademark of their youth.