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QUICK FACTS

SIZE:

6 Piece Band: 2 horns, guitar, bass / keyboards, drums and female vocalist. The entire band sings lead.

ELEMENTS:

Both Male + Female Vocalist(s)

Offers Continuous Live Music

ARTIST BIO

It's rare to find a band that is steeped in tradition, yet remarkably modern, but The Maxx embodies that statement. Founding members Rod Whittaker (bass/keyboards/vocals), Leroy "Roc" Lovelace (sax/vocals), and Steven Rollins (guitar) are products of the Atlanta band era when neighborhood kids emulated their favorite 70's funk groups. For over twenty years, The Maxx has continued this tradition by performing the music of their youth along with classic oldies and today's pop music. Their energetic choreography and eclectic sound keeps them traveling the world entertaining countless weddings, conventions and major corporate events; including performances for Bill Gates and Microsoft.

The Maxx's DNA consists of a strict work ethic instilled by their blue-collar parents and endless childhood rehearsals. This discipline elevated The Maxx from a talent show house band to a college tour staple. By naming themselves after The Ohio Players' album, Climax, it seems they were already prepared for greatness. As the music industry began to shift away from bands in favor of solo artists, the chance of signing to a major label became less likely. This change forced The Maxx to take control of their musical destiny. The process started when they re-named themselves The Maxx to establish their own unique sound. The band's focus culminated to a decision to move from pursuing a record deal to pursuing their true passion; helping people enjoy life's most treasured moments. Their Christmas album, "For The Holidays", and intimate stage presence are proof of their commitment. By putting their clients first, The Maxx combines professionalism with captivating entertainment.

Over the years, The Maxx has learned that in order to sustain a successful career, they would have to constantly re-invent themselves. 2002 saw the addition of their first and only female vocalist, Rainy Middleton, a remarkable vocalist whose voice can tear a hole in the sky. With the addition of Alvin "Deuce" Batiste, Jr. (drums), Andre Bernard (trombone/keyboards/vocals) and Menes Ray (trumpet/vocals), The Maxx stays current while propelling their legacy forward. On stage and off, The Maxx exemplify their name through a relentless pursuit of excellence. They tour 125 days out of the year while tailoring their set list to personalize every performance. Even with frequent travels, The Maxx has not forgotten their roots. They support children with their very own 501c3 non-profit, Musical Youth Of America, an organization developed to promote and provide music education to elementary and middle school children. Furthermore, they support and promote high school music programs, with their organization, Band Room Nation. The Maxx has come full circle in having two non-profit organizations give back to the community that produced them.

The Maxx recognize that it's more than music: it's about creating special moments in people's lives. Through their musical integrity and talent, The Maxx invests in future generations while bringing joy to the hearts of many.

 

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SONG LIST

Contemporary & Classic Dance Hits

Adele – Hello

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars - Treasure

Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

Carley Ray Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

Daft Punk – Get Lucky

Cee Lo Green – Forget You

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

B-52’s – Love Shack

Four Seasons – Oh What A Night

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love

Barry White – My First, My Last, My Everything

Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Katy Perry – Firework

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It

KC & The Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes

Michael Jackson – Rock With You

V.I.C. – Wobble

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It

Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night

Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie

Pharrell – Happy

The Maxx – Emergency

The Maxx – Meant To Be

The Maxx – I Know

Lady Gaga – Just Dance

Beyonce – Crazy In Love

Beyonce – Déjà vu

Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Britney Spears – ‘Til The World Ends

Black Eyed Peas – I Got A Feeling

Black Eyed Peas – What Is The Love

Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started

Marsha Griffin – Electric Slide

Arrested Development – People Everyday

Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name

Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back

Cameo – Word Up

Diana Ross – Upside Down

Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

Rihanna – Diamonds

Rihanna – Umbrella

Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music

Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love

Commodores – Brick House

Frankie Valli – Too Good To Be True

Chaka Kahn – I’m Every Woman

Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

Bob Marley – Is This Love

Chic – Goodtimes

The Trammps – Disco Inferno

Tina Turner – Simply The Best

Donna Summer – Bad Girls

Donna Summer – Last Dance

Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like A Woman

Earth, Wind & Fire – September

Earth, Wind & Fire- In The Stone

Outkast – Hey Ya

Outkast – The Way You Move

Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction

Prince – 1999

Notorius B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems

Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance

Whitney Houston – Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)

Lynard Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Shaggy – Angel

Mary J. Blige – Just Fine

Ides of March – Vehicle

SOS – Take Your Time

McFadden and Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

Cypress Hill  - Jump Around 
Dua Lipa  - Don’t Start Now 
Dua Lipa - Levitating

Lizzo - Juice
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy 
Tones and I - Dance Monkey 
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth
Cardi B/ Pete Rodriguez - I Like It Like That 
Katy Perry - Smile 
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It 
Adele - Easy On Me 
AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long 
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good 
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk 
Bruno Mars - 24 Karat 
The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand 
Prince - Let’s Go Crazy 
Prince - Purple Rain 
The Weekend - I Can’t Feel My Face
The Weekend - Blinding Lights 
Doja Cat - Kiss Me More 
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits 
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You 
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean 
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off 
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline 
Herb Alpert - Rise 
Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Majic 
Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road 
Amy Winehouse - Valorie b
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance 
Pharrell - Happy 
Zedd ft. Maren Morris - In The Middle 
Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holding Me Back 
Migos - Stir Fry
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step 
Megan The Stallion - Body
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 

  

Wedding Dances


Elvis Presley – I Can’t Help Falling In Love

Taj Mahal – Loving In My Baby’s Eye

Sam Cooke – You Send Me

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Passionate Kisses

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Christopher Cross – Sailing

Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is

Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately

Rod Stewart – This Old Heart Of Mine

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Stevie Wonder – Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison – Someone Like You

Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey

Temptations – My Girl

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

Heartland – I Loved Her First

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Barry White – My First, My Last, My Everything

Etta James – At Last

Elton John – Blessed

 

Jazz Classics/Standards


Duke Ellington – Satin Doll

Duke Ellington – Take The A Train

Charlie Parker – Billies Bounce

Andy Williams – Moon River

Ella Fitzgerald – My Funny Valentine

Ella Fitzgerald – I Got Rhythm

Ella Fitzgerald – Misty

Maceo Pinkard – Sugar

Ramsey Louis – The In Crowd

Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love

Nat King Cole – Unforgettable

Nat King Cole – Our Love Is Here To Stay

Nat King Cole – Straighten Up And Fly Right

Dave Brubeck – Girl Form Ipanema

Dave Brubeck – Take 5

Dionne Warwick – Walk On By

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong – La Vie En Rose

Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On

Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark

Nancy Wilson – The Best Is Yet To Come

Frank Sinatra – All The Way

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon

Harry Connick, Jr. – It Had To Be You

Natalie Cole – Almost Like Being In Love

Natalie Cole – Route 66

Natalie Cole – L.O.V.E.

Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky

Natalie Cole – Cry Me A River

 

Motown/Oldies/Beach Classics

 

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Sam Cooke – You Send Me

Wilson Picket – Mustang Sally

Otis Redding – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is

The Drifters – More Than A Number

Joey Dee & The Sarliters – Peppermint Twist

Chairman Of The Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time

Chairman Of The Board – Carolina Girls

Temptations – My Girl

Temptation – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia

The Embers – I Love Beach Music

Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – If I Could Build My Whole World

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Your Precious Love

Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – The Real Thing

The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup

Dorothy Moore – Misty Blue

The Supremes – Baby Love

The Platters – With This Ring

Doris Troy – Just One Look

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Dancin’ In The Streets

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Heatwave

The Trammps – Hold Back The Night

Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode

Isley Brothers – Shout

The Tymes – Ms. Grace

Four Tops –  I Can’t Help Myself

Frankie Lymon – Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Ike And Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Lloyd Williams – Shama Lama Ding Dong

Sam And Dave – Soul Man

Fontella Bass – Rescue Me

Etta James – At Last

The Contours – Do You Love Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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