Max Beebe is an aspiring musician; here is a link to his website:
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a singer?
A: I actually didn’t know I could sing until 2012. I was always into the hip-hop scene and never really branched out until 2012. I fell in love with music once I started recording on my computer. One day I was composing a song and played back my recording and my heart had a sudden rush of warmth and joy, at that moment I knew this is my purpose.
Q: Who are some of your musical influences?
A: To be completely honest I love all artists who are just themselves. From B.B. King to Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson to Johnny Cash. Everyone knows the struggle of being an artist and all who make a living doing their passion, is an influence to me.
Q: What inspired you to write Break Your Heart?
A: I do everything by ear, I go into the studio and compose the instrumental first and usually start with the chorus. I then just start singing and let my heart guide me to the words and that’s really what happens. So needless to say it was the music I composed that inspired me to write Break Your Heart.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it help or hinder your pursuit of a career in music?
A: I work at a bank and let’s just say the corporate world isn’t for me.
I’ve had a lot of job’s and those experience’s motivate me to the life I want to live.
Q: What has been your greatest triumph as a musician?
A: So far, it was filming my first music video. It took months to finish but finally all the
people that helped me out and myself completed this project and published
Q: What was your biggest let down?
A: I’m pretty self conscious believe it or not and I do struggle with stage fright.
Q: What do you like about the Boston music scene?
A: The diversity it has from all the different genre’s. I grew up in small towns so when you go to Boston or New York you have a lot to choose from.
Q: What would you change about it?
A: It is and always will be about who you know in this world at anything you do. Unfortunately you could be the best singer but if you don’t know anyone that can get you truly exposed then you won’t get too far in this music industry. It’s a popularity contest and I just wish that people judged you on talent not looks.
Q: Who do you think are some underrated artist in music today?
A: Like I said before it’s a popularity contest and there are always going to be under dogs that have the true passion and drive. But the top band who I personally think is the most underrated would be, Blackberry Smoke. They made a classic song called: Shakin’ Hands With the Holy Ghost.
Q: What classic rock song do they play in the movie of your life?
A: Definitely would be Shakin’ Hands With the Holy Ghost. Everything about it screams classic rock so in my opinion you can’t go wrong.
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)