Born in Rome on July 6th, 1967, Max Gazzè relocated to Bruxelles in his early youth to study music. During his formation he started writing and arranging songs, then playing live with his first band, 4 Play 4, performing quite regularly in Belgium and then in Holland and France.
Back in Rome in 1991, he focuses on studio production and starts composing music for films. He gets spotted by Virgin Records and releases his first album “Contro Un’Onda Del Mare” in 1996.
A support tour for Italian legend Franco Battiato increases his popularity to next-big-thing level and in fact his second album, “La Favola Di Adamo Ed Eva” (1998) is an instant chart buster. Three massive hit singles (“Cara Valentina”, “La Favola Di Adamo Ed Eva” and “Vento D’Estate”, a duet with Niccolò Fabi) open him the doors to the Sanremo Festival, the biggest Italian music show on tv, in 1999 and 2000.
His third album, “Gadzilla”, is released in March 2000, followed by extremely successful, non-stop tour of Italy. Between 2001 and 2003 Max is constantly on the road, except for a few weeks in order to record a new album (“Ognuno fa quello che gli pare”, released in late 2001). Further collaborations with established Italian artists such as Paola Turci, Carmen Consoli and with international performers such as Stephan Eicher and Herbert Grönemeyer establish Max as one of the most eclectic musicians and performers of his generation in Italy.
His fifth album, “Un Giorno” (2004), marks his collaboration with PENG, a group of incredible session men and musicians who will then become his official live band. The following year Virgin releases “Raduni 1995-2005”, a collection of 26 of his most popular songs and 4 unreleased ones, and Max completes another hugely successful national tour.
After 2 years of well deserved vacation, Max is back on stage in 2007 with Paola Turci and Marina Rei for a series of shows (entitled “Di Comune Accordo”) who will soon develop into a proper national tour. Following the enormous success of this initiative he performs once again at the Sanremo Festival and releases his first studio album in 4 years, “Tra L’Aratro e La Radio”, featuring the massive hit “Il Solito Sesso”. The album wins the prestigeous Premio Lunezia in 2008.
In 2010 actor and film producer Rocco Papaleo invites Max to act and perform in his new movie, “Basilicata Coast To Coast”. His surprising acting skills and the overwhelming appreciation of the film contribute to the success of its musical score, composed by Max himself. The film’s main theme, “Mentre Dormi”, scores a double n.1 in the national radio and singles sales charts and wins the Ciak D’Oro for Best Soundtrack in 2010.
In the fall of 2010 Max releases a new album (“Quindi?”) and is enrolled to act in the Italian version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” musical, starting at the Teatro Sistina in Rome. It is, once again, a remarkable success. A national tour of Italy follows right after.
Max is currently working on his new album, set to be released in late 2012/early 2013.