Max Collins (musician)

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Max Collins
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Collins in May 2012
Background information
Birth name James Maxwell Stuart Collins III
Born (1978-08-28) August 28, 1978 (age 38)
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar, piano
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Eve 6, Yakoo, Eleventeen, Brotherhood of Lost Dogs, The Sugi Tap, Puddle of Mudd, Emily Osment
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass

James Maxwell Stuart "Max" Collins III (born August 28, 1978) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the Alternative rock band Eve 6, which he co-founded with Jon Siebels. He has also launched a solo career in 2013.

Career[edit]

Max Collins (bass, lead vocals), Jon Siebels (guitar, backing vocals), and Nick Meyers (drums) formed the band formed in 1995 in La Crescenta, California first as Yakoo, then Eleventeen; the name Eve 6 was only adopted later. [1]

The band issued the self-titled Eve 6 in 1998, attaining platinum success with hit singles “Inside Out” and “Leech,” the former capturing the #1 spot on the Modern Rock charts and crossing over successfully to pop/Top 40 radio. More widespread recognition came with gold-selling sophomore effort Horrorscope (2000), which spawned radio gems “Promise,” “On the Roof Again” and Top 40 smash “Here's to the Night”.

From mid-2004 until May 2005, Collins performed in a band under the name Brotherhood of Lost Dogs with the drummer from Fountains of Wayne, Brian Young, and bassist Joe "Bass" Howard formerly of The Posies. They played live shows in the Los Angeles area and never released any recorded material. In June 2005, Collins began a new project, The Sugi Tap, with former band member in Eve 6, Tony Fagenson. In October 2007, The Sugi Tap was put on hold "indefinitely". The band had released an EP, formerly available at The Sugi Tap's website, but now only the album art of the EP and a link to Eve 6's Myspace page is available.

Collins primarily plays Fender Jazz Basses. As of October 2007, Eve 6 has officially stated that they are returning, minus Jon Siebels, who is currently replaced by a temporary guitarist, Matt Bair of "The Sequel". As of July 2011, Eve 6 has reunited completely, with all three original members returning.[1] Their fourth studio album Speak in Code was released on April 24, 2012, and they are currently touring the United States.

In early 2013, Max began a barrage of songwriting that launched his solo career effort. With the support of his fans, Max fully funded his album "Honey From the Ice Box" in an online campaign through PledgeMusic.[2][3] On September 6, 2013, the digital version of the album released early for Max's PledgeMusic supporters.

In 2015, Max collaborated with Pegboard Nerds, providing vocals for their track "Pink Cloud."

Max started a new project with Kenny Carkeet of Awolnation called Fitness

Personal life[edit]

On July 21, 2007, Max Collins married Victoria Misirli. Max announced the birth of his daughter Isla (pronounced eye-la) Elizabeth Collins that was born on July 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm.[4]

Max's 2nd daughter, Zia Victoria, was born on November 4, 2016 at 12:12 am. [5]

Discography[edit]

For Collins' work with Eve 6, see Eve 6 discography.

Studio albums[edit]

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