ROCK IS BACK!
LIVE-TRAILER (2nd Show | 2022 | "Backstage Halle" Munich)
"An incredibly talented musician who gives Hard Rock a new coat of paint (...) sings himself on a par with Tremonti or Alter Bridge" (quote: rockmagazine.net).
"(...) from aggressive metal to danceable offbeats, rap borrowings or absolute Myles Kennedy vibes (...) to soft melancholic sounds (...) captivates with a rich and above all modern sound." (Quote: ClassicRock).
Comments like these introduced - after ﬁrst international successes and an award as "Best German Hard Rock Vocalist 2019" - the 2021, completely self-produced solo debut of German songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Max Roxton!
Interviews with Rock-Antenne, Raute Musik, California's Honest Brutality, various reviews of the debut album The Voice Within and articles e.g. in ClassicRock, GUITAR or Metal-Hammer as well as video premieres on MTV-Online and many more marked the beginning of the DIY artist's solo career. Building on these successes, a live band was formed in 2022 consisting of: Gonzo Urgel (Bass/ Backing Vox), Liz Ivy (Backing Vox/ Tambourine), Jo Apfel (Lead Guitar/ Banking Vox), and recently also Gereon Homann (Drums), to bring the songs of the solo artist on stage. After much acclaimed shows in German-speaking countries with e.g.
"Soilwork,The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, Kissin' Dynamite, Bloodred Hourglass, Dis M, Paula Carolina, Bluthund" uvw. the quintet is now ready to present their new album to the world as „ROXTON“!
Their shows sparkle with energy and are 100% handmade! No autotune!
No play-ins! ROXTON stands out from the crowd and proves that there are still new horizons to explore in the world of rock!
f.l.t.r.: Max, Jo, Gonzo, Lizzy
new Pics with Drummer Gereon upcoming!
EXCERPT FROM QUOTES FROM HOSTS + AUDIENCES OF PAST SHOWS
STONE BREAK Festival organizers say:
"What the name Roxton promised was more than fulfilled. At our StoneBreak community festival in Steigerwald, the audience enjoyed an explosive rock performance with a voice so rich in variety and so multi-layered that it took our breath away! A real experience with addictive potential. We are sure that the band will soon be in everyone's ears! That's what we wish for them!
We look forward to seeing and hearing them again!"
Peter and his friends from the STONE BREAK audience said:
"For us you were the real headliners today - respect and thanks for the awesome show!"
The GUT SANDBECK OpenAir organizers said:
"We are still very impressed by you and many visitors share that!"
Staff member & spectator Tanni from GUT SANDBECK OpenAir said:
"Probably the most heartfelt band ever...and they really make a lot of fun!".
Already fixed shows 2024
Motorradwelt Bodensee | Friedrichshafen
Lindenkeller | Freising
SUPPORT for Hammerschmitt
Tuningworld Bodensee | Friedrichshafen
2 Highlights from Live-Shows 2023
Moosenmättle OpenAir | Wolfach
Open Air am Berg | Eichstätt
2 Highlights from Live-Shows 2022
Free&Easy Festival | Backstage München (Halle)
AirPort Rocks II | Regensburg
SUPPORT for Kissin' Dynamite
"Accomplished multi-instrumentalist, powerful singer and ambitious workhorse!"
"The goal: it should be powerful and catchy. And it succeeds:
From Nickelback radio ballads to Shinedown-related stuff to the
to the heaviness of acts like Disturbed, he has a lot to offer."
- Genre: Arena-/Stadium-Rock
- Location: Munich
- Members: 5
Vox/Git, Vox/Tambourine, Bass/Vox, Git/Vox, Drums
- February: Debut single + Video "Out of Control"
- March: Single + Video "Out of the Dark"
- April: Single + Video "Read Between The Lines"
- September: First single from debut album "Center of The Universe"
- October: Single + Video "The Voice Within"
- November: Single + Video "Head Under Water"
- November: Debut album "The Voice Within" + Video "I'm Back"
- first Live-Shows + Festivals
- Writing & recording start 2nd album
- Festivalshows in Germany
- Completion of the 2nd album
" [...] from aggressive metal to danceable offbeats, rap borrowings or absolute Myles Kennedy vibes in the title track, to soft melancholic sounds - and impresses with a rich and above all modern sound."