The Max Klau Band plays smart, soulful folk music that rocks. "Wisdom" is the band’s first full album, and it captures Max’s thoughtful lyrics and the improvisational energy of the band’s live shows.
Many artists today sing about brotherhood and unity with a false sense of honesty. Max, however, has tried his best to walk the talk. A true man of the world, his commitment to making the world a better place has taken him to Israel, Ghana, Honduras, Ukraine, Egypt, Greece and elsewhere. These real-life adventures have inspired and influenced his music for over 15 years.
Klau spent many years playing saxophone in rock bands (he’s still known as “Max on Sax” in some circles). It was during college that he grew weary of playing horn solos over other people’s songs. Rather than quit, he picked up a guitar and taught himself how to play the riff’s he heard in his head. He continued practicing as he travelled the globe.
In 2007, Klau, now settled in Boston, sat down with bassist Andrew Berne for the first rehearsals of what would become the Max Klau Band. The duo soon added violinist Katie Quann, keyboardist Bill Champitto and drummer Marcus Stewart to create The Max Klau Band.
In just over two years of playing the clubs of Boston, MKB has built an enthusiastic base of fans who appreciate great musicianship, quality songwriting and energetic live shows. Fans eat up their Dave Matthews Band Alternative/Folk via Van Morrison style. The band is that rare combination of catchy, intelligent hooks, soulful lyrics and musical sophistication that’s too good to pass up.
Max Klau--Acoustic guitar and vocals
Keith Kirkpatrick-- Bass
Katie Quann-- Violin and back-up vocals
Bill Champitto-- Keys
Marcus Stewart-- Drums
The Max Klau Band just completed it's first full length album, "Wisdom". Check it out at CD Baby!
Dive into the Fray
One Time Around
Set Me Free
She Has Not Loved Enough
Set Me Free
I'm on Fire
We play about 80% original tunes and 20% covers. Our original tunes easily fill sets from 45-75 minutes long, and we've played several two-set shows by adding additional covers. Sample covers include: Long Black Veil, I'm on Fire, Kung Fu Fighting, and Superstition
There are no upcoming dates at this time.