Exciting news coming soon!
|12/31/18||Kallimos||Lansing, NY||The Village|
|12/29/18||The Haunt||Ithaca, NY||w/ Bead N Bone|
|12/3/18||Casita Del Polaris||Ithaca, NY||w/ Galactic Escort Service|
|11/24/18||The Range||Ithaca, NY||w/ Bead N Bone|
|11/16/18||Boxcar||Rochester, NY||Sofar Sounds Rochester|
|9/1/18||Ryan William Vineyard||Burdett, NY||Seneca Summer Jam|
|7/7/18||The Range||Ithaca, NY||w/ Big Sister|
|6/22/18||Silky Jones||Ithaca, NY|
|4/28/18||Ryan William Vineyard||Burdett, NY|
|3/24/18||Casita Del Polaris||Ithaca, NY||Fingerlakes Thaw Festival|
|1/26/18||The Range||Ithaca, NY||w/ Big Sister|
|1/20/18||The Dock||Ithaca, NY||w/ Josh Jacobson|
|7/1/17||Sacred Root||Ithaca, NY||w/ The Horses|
Max Childs is a contemporary pop songwriter/band from central New York.
Maximilian Shuhan (Max Childs) began his musical journey at age 6 when he began private study on piano and cello. His parents being musicians, Shuhan quickly found a love for music and fueled creativity by practicing composition. At age 11, he was commissioned to write a piece, “Jungle Monkey’s”, for the Cornell Chamber Orchestra. In the year following, the Little Rock Symphony Orchestra of Arkansas commissioned a piece by Shuhan he titled, “Alchemy." After years of private Western Classical study, Max changed focus and began learning American Classical music (Jazz). This shifted his composition into a singer-songwriter style and he started blending jazz harmony into his pop songs, finding influence from Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Queen and Allen Stone to name a few.
In June of 2017, Max launched his first live band, Xamalian, a seven piece group performing his original music. In the year to follow, Xamalian performed regularly in central NY opening and or headlining for artists such as Josh Jacobson and Big Sister. Xamalian gained recognition as an artist for the 2018 Finger Lakes Thaw festival where they performed alongside PJ Morton, Cuddle Magic, Double Tiger and more. With a changing focus on his goals, Max ended Xamalian and took more time to write and record music for his current project, Max Childs.