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Greetings friends, my name is Max and I am a drummer and composer (killer intro, I know!). I'm a session musician and a professional level drummer. I can lay tracks down for you OR look to join your project, but I'm extremely picky about what I become a part of. I really like odd chord combinations like jazzy 5's, 7's, and 9's and am extremely drawn towards a more alt, proggy, post hardcore sound (if your music is frenetic and optimistic without sounding like a pop song, then chances are I'm going to love the sound). I like incorporating odd times and meters as well. If you need a drummer to tour with, send me material and we'll work something out. If you need me to lay down tracks at a studio or emergency save-a-gig, well, I can do that too. I'm told I'm versatile and extremely easy to work with, and I do not discount criticisms. The more criticism I receive, the more I can work towards the sound you're looking for.

I practice anywhere between 3-5 hours a day between my kit, my pad, and pillows.

My style is usually pretty obviously jazz at the front. I incorporate a lot of jazz techniques into my playing because I like the fact that jazz technique gives drums a different type of body. Second is probably alt rock and a mash of a whole lot of different styles of drums. I'm very often told that my style is unique and usually get asked about my drumming at various gigs. I play anywhere from Bossa to Slayer depending on the sound.

I have played alongside bands such as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, William Control, Orgy, A Lot Like Birds, Man with a Mission (Japan Top 40) and many more in the past 4 years.

If I sound like an interesting piece, or I'm a fit for you contact me at reed182 (At) mail (dot) chapman dot) edu

or 8one8 83six one988

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 15 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week



Uh. Man, any of the drumming/jazz greats so I won't be naming names. Also a disclaimer, every single band I have named, I have likely listened to multiple times in the past month. I do not just list random bands in the hopes of bullsh*tting you into liking me.

Japanese Rock and Jazz are huge in my book. Post rock, post hardcore, math rock, hard rock, alt rock are probably next up in what influences me most. Metal was a large influence and I learned stuff from Avenged Sevenfold all the way to Dream Theater but it's not massive in my book though I have double bass technique down and can do blast beats etc (really not looking for that sort of stuff though).

Fall of Troy, Incubus, Hail The Sun, Dance Gavin Dance, Snarky Puppy, anything Buddy Rich has looked at or touched, The Seatbelts, the Pillows, Mouse on the Keys, Tricot, Toe, Chon, Strawberry Girls, Blakfish, The Safety Fire, Sikth, Polyphia, Saosin, Alien Ant Farm, Old Linkin Park.

At the Drive In, Thursday, Periphery, Chimp Spanner, Plini, Skyharbor, Tesseract, The Contortionist, The Dear Hunter, Milk Lizard, Finch, In Aviate, Karnivool, Tool, A Perfect Circle, A Lot Like Birds, Minus the Bear, Still Remains, Stolas, Soilwork, Deftones, Tides of Man, Circa Survive, Just Like Vinyl, Raintime, Thank You Scientist, Coheed, Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit, Marty Friedman, Red Seas Fire, Chevelle. There's a lot more too.

Seriously. I listen to a lot of stuff as long as it takes some sort of skill to play. :)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Vocalist - Soprano:


I'm endorsed by Tcymbals. So those and I couldn't be happier. I use a line of cymbals that have a bright initial impact and then slowly resonate out into mid frequencies and they sound awesome. (look for Maxwell J. Reed)

I use a Pearl Masters as my all around kit. Whether I use three or four pieces depends on the band.

I have a Gretsch Catalina club that I can use to tour with as well.

My last kit is a Yamaha stage custom that I like to use for practice.

I have a Chad Smith signature snare that I love to death. I also use Pork Pie snares and again, use different snares depending on the style of the music.