Maximillian Colby

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Maximillian Colby
Origin Harrisonburg, Virginia
Genres Art punk
Hardcore punk
Noise rock
Years active Early 1990s–1995
Labels Lovitt Records
Past members Dave Nesmith
Drew Ringo
Bob Baynor (deceased)
Tom Richards

Maximillian Colby was an Emocore band formed in the early 1990s in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Never reaching much popularity outside of Harrisonburg during their lifespan, they established a unique sound melding epic post-rock and punk, recognized years later by bands like City of Caterpillar, A Day in Black and White, Circle Takes the Square and Envy. The band never released a true full length CD or LP, only a few EPs, splits, and compilation features. Unfortunately, Maximillian Colby's time together was cut short with the sudden death of bassist Bob Baynor in 1995. Following this, the three remaining members went on to form Sleepytime Trio, Supine to Sit, Bats and Mice, and Rah Bras. A discography of their sixteen recorded songs can be found on Lovitt Records. Richmond punk band Avail named their 1996 album 4am Friday after the time and day they were informed of Bob Baynor's death. The song "F.C.A" off the album was written in his memory.

Band members[edit]

Dave Nesmith – Guitar/Vocals
Drew Ringo – Guitar/Vocals
Bob Baynor (deceased) – Bass/Vocals
Tom Richards – Drums

Drew Ringo went on to form Sleepytime Trio, with Dave Nesmith joining the band shortly after its initial formation. Drew was also a founding member of Supine to Sit. Dave is a member of Rah Bras, as well as Bats and Mice.


Title Date of Release Label
Split 7" w/ Rye Coalition 1994 Irony/Rent-A-Records
Petty Fix on All The President's Men Compilation 1994 Old Glory Records
S/T 7" 1995 Nervous Wreck Kids
Split 12" w/ Shotmaker 1995 Nervous Wreck Kids
Discography 2002 Lovitt Records