THE MAX is a three-piece band from Livingston, Montana that has entertained and delighted audiences across the country for 30 years. Since its inception in 1984, THE MAX has toured the U.S. not only extensively but continually and has become a mainstay on the local Montana scene since 1993, setting the bar for longevity and quality among the region’s many bands.
With Kyle Brenner on guitar and vocals, Mike Young on drums and vocals, and Frank O'Connor on bass and vocals, this "power pop party rock" trio from the Rockies puts out a massive sound for just three guys. THE MAX has an incredible knack for pulling off spot-on covers of tunes new and old and for being able to please audiences both young and old.
THE MAX has two independent album releases of original tunes, both available at iTunes. 1990's "Shadows in the Shade" and 1992's "Vinyl Valentine" were both well-received by the press and fans alike, and they received radio airplay from both albums.
THE MAX has opened for: Styx, REO Speedwagon,The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, and members have shared the bill with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Big Head Todd and the Monsters and shared the stage in jams with Charlie Sexton, Tracy Chapman, and Dennis Quaid. THE MAX has played from Pittsburgh to Portland and everywhere in between, in every venue ranging from bars to weddings to outdoor concerts and exclusive corporate ranches and in front of crowds as large as 80,000. They have played numerous festivals and conventions as well; most notably Kansas City’s “Spiritfest” and The National Association of Campus Activities’ national convention in Nashville, as well as headlining their hometown "Summerfest" in Livingston for the past 13 years. THE MAX has been voted Livingston’s best local band several times, was voted Bozeman's best local band in 1995, and with a myriad of experience and an incredible ability to entertain, THE MAXsets the bar for top-quality rock and roll bands.