Max Childs


Exciting news coming soon!



2/23/19Ranson Steele TavernApalachin, NYw/ The Comb Downlink
3/9/19Lot 10Ithaca, NYw/ The Saplings, Matt O'Brian's Flying Objectlink

past shows

12/31/18KallimosLansing, NYThe Village
12/29/18The HauntIthaca, NYw/ Bead N Bone
12/3/18Casita Del PolarisIthaca, NYw/ Galactic Escort Service
11/24/18The RangeIthaca, NYw/ Bead N Bone
11/16/18BoxcarRochester, NYSofar Sounds Rochester
9/1/18Ryan William VineyardBurdett, NYSeneca Summer Jam
8/28/18Maxie'sIthaca, NY 
7/7/18The RangeIthaca, NYw/ Big Sister
6/22/18Silky JonesIthaca, NY 
6/10/18Maxie'sIthaca, NY 
4/28/18Ryan William VineyardBurdett, NY 
3/24/18Casita Del PolarisIthaca, NYFingerlakes Thaw Festival
1/26/18The RangeIthaca, NYw/ Big Sister
1/20/18The DockIthaca, NYw/ Josh Jacobson
7/1/17Sacred RootIthaca, NYw/ 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.