Max Lilleyman

Live Act Art-Pop Americana Art-Pop Dream Pop Alt-Country
Max Lilleyman - Art-Pop Americana Art-Pop Dream Pop Alt-Country Live Act in Wakefield

Max Lilleyman Short Info

Based in Wakefield and having grown weary of the loud band scene I make music for "people who have time to be quiet" - to steal a phrase from an Island Records press release for a Nick Drake compilation. Intimacy is important but so are dynamics; diversity and not sticking to the same formula over and over again. Having trained as a screenwriter and sound designer I found the medium of songwriting to be the only true catharsis. My songs are stories; of characters and their struggles; vignettes that paint a portrait of who I am. My songs are often epic tales of life, death and failure - I don't really write love songs, except those devoted to nature. I couldn't really write about myself in any more detail here than I would in a song. I should really hire someone for that.

My biggest influences are Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters / Sun Kil Moon), Big Star, Lloyd Cole, Morrissey (and The Smiths), Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia / Magnolia Electric Co.), Nick Drake, Damien Jurado, Scott Walker, Destroyer and John Denver among others. I'm equally inspired by Celtic, American and Andean folk music -- the imagery of which I like to evoke in my lyrics — in addition to the poetry of William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes among others. I feel my songs are reverent of their influences but also different enough not to feel like tributes or pastiche.

Based in Wakefield and having grown weary of the loud band scene I make music for "people who have time to be quiet" - to steal a phrase from an Island Records press release for a Nick Drake compilation. Intimacy is important but so are dynamics; diversity and not sticking to the same formula over and over again. Having trained as a screenwriter and sound designer I found the medium of songwriting to be the only true catharsis. My songs are stories; of characters and their struggles; vignettes that paint a portrait of who I am. My songs are often epic tales of life, death and failure - I don't really write love songs, except those devoted ...

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Max Lilleyman on Tour

  • 12 | 12 | 2016 Forest Cafe, Edinburgh Max Lilleyman (solo)

Past Gigs Max Lilleyman

  • 11 | 2016 Blues Bar Cafe, Harrogate Max Lilleyman (solo) @ The Acoustic Sessions
  • 10 | 2016 The Playhouse, Ilkley Max Lilleyman Presents "Series of Visions"
  • 09 | 2016 Blue Rooms, Huddersfield Max Lilleyman (solo)
  • 09 | 2016 Unity Works Cafe Bar, Wakefield Max Lilleyman Presents "Series of Visions"
  • 08 | 2016 The Exchange Max Lilleyman (solo)
  • 07 | 2016 The Red Shed, Wakefield Max Lilleyman (band)
  • 07 | 2016 Leeds University Staff Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Various Venues, Barnsley Live in Barnsley
  • 06 | 2016 Beverley Beverley Folk Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Anonymouslounge, Wakefield Max Lilleyman (acoustic trio)
  • 05 | 2016 Eiger Studios, Leeds Max Lilleyman (acoustic trio)

Discography Max Lilleyman

  • 2016 Lost Voices EP | Independent

Media

  • Sound Halfway There
  • Sound Oh, Angelina (Live at Top 5...
  • Sound Where Will I Go (After Midn...
  • Sound Down In The Valley [trad. c...
  • Sound Symbiosis
  • Video Max Lilleyman plays Beverle...

Origin

  • Wakefield GB

Members

  • Max Lilleyman vocals, guitars, harmonica, ukulele