Mardell Maxwell

Mardell Maxwell

BandR&BPop

Maxwell’s music embodies a youthful, rhythmic feeling that will take you from love to a party mood and back in love again.

Biography

Born and raised in Junction City, Kansas, Mardell Maxwell bred his passion for music from a young age. As a child, Maxwell sang in the neighborhood church choir and took cues from his mother who held the position of head of music ministries. Today, it is clear that his daily music lessons are paying off. Maxwell has gain a reputation as a talented triple threat in the performing arts arena. His previous work includes leading roles in popular musicals such as “Singing in the Rain”, “The King and I” and “Annie”. As a current student at Kansas State University studying Business Management and Music, Maxwell made a name for himself in the university performing arts scene during his very first semester of college when he received a major role in the hit musical “Grease”. His powerful vocals and talented stage presence impressed audiences across the state.
After this success, Maxwell decided to take his talent one step further and emerged from the performing arts scene ready to pursue a career in the music industry. In 2004, at the raw age of 18, Maxwell began writing songs for his first compilation titled “The Freshman”. The independent album sold 1,500 copies within its first month of release, solidifying Maxwell’s path towards a successful music career. After two fruitful years of performing and recording, Maxwell continues to make his mark one song and one performance at a time. Listeners across the country have embraced his music and talented performing skills as they flock to see him in several cities and venues such as Hollywood’s famous Key Club, The Knitting Factory and The Gig. He has also performed in cities such as San Antonio, Kansas City and St. Louis. Maxwell also has experience opening for popular musicians, such as rap recording artist Paul Wall. As a clear sign of his success, Maxwell’s popular recordings such as “Wish You Were Mine” have been ranked as high as 2nd on the R&B/Pop charts out of the 20,000 songs listed (www.soundclick.com) while “Walk With Me” has been a part of the top 5.

What clearly distinguishes Mardell Maxwell as an artists is his creative ability to combine crisp vocals, smooth rifts and rhythmic flavors while he conveys deep and real messages. Maxwell’s cool smooth swagger embodies the Mid-West musical movement. Because he was raised listening to and studying everything from gospel to classical music, his voice is developed and matured enough to powerfully capture and control attention through the emotion he expresses. Maxwell’s music embodies a youthful, rhythmic feeling that will take you from love to a party mood and back in love again.

Lyrics

If I Just Believe

Written By: Mardell Maxwell

Verse 1
I've been so many places
Seen so many faces
(Its all because of you)
Done the improbable
Witnessed the impossible
(I give it all to you)
You used me from the start
To touch so many hearts
(And all my thanks to you)
You put me through some changes
All so I can make it
I owe my gratitude

Hook:
You said I'd move mountains
I'd sale the seas
Do the impossible
If I just believe
Perform before millions
Stand before kings
If I just believe
(repeat)

Verse 2
Everynight on my knees I pray to you
Protect me on this road
I know the industry's so cold
So many people trying to guide my way
(You wouldnt bring me to it)
(If you wouldnt bring me through it)
I know you promised me
A life I couldn't dream
(If I follow in your steps)
(You would order all the rest)
You put me through these changes
All so I could make
I owe you my gratitude

Hook:
You said I'd move mountains
I'd sale the seas
Do the impossible
If I just believe
Perform before millions
Stand before kings
If I just believe
(repeat)

Bridge
If I Just Believe (3X)
You'd open doors for me
If I just believe (3X)
You'd give peace to me
If I just believe (3X)
Grant serenity
If I just believe
If I believe in you
Thank you

Hook:
You said I'd move mountains
I'd sale the seas
Do the impossible
If I just believe
Perform before millions
Stand before kings
If I just believe
(repeat)

Discography

LP- "The Freshman" 2004
LP- "Superstar" 2005
LP- "Changes" 2007 (Radio Airplay)

Set List

Set Length: Up To 1hr
Cover Songs? Yes

Show Repertoire:
Intro
Turn It Up
Brown Eyes
Hypnotic
Utopia
So Much Better
Can You Imagine
Valentine
If I Just Believe