Max Collins (musician)

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Max Collins
Max Collins.jpg
Collins in May 2012
Background information
Birth nameJames Maxwell Stuart Collins
Born (1978-08-28) August 28, 1978 (age 41)
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar, piano
Years active1995–present
Associated actsEve 6, Yakoo, Eleventeen, Brotherhood of Lost Dogs, The Sugi Tap, Puddle of Mudd, Emily Osment, Fitness

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


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, Collins began a barrage of songwriting that launched his solo career effort. With the support of his fans, Collins 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, Collins collaborated with Pegboard Nerds, providing vocals for their track "Pink Cloud."

Collins started a new project with Kenny Carkeet of Awolnation called Fitness.

Personal life[edit]

On July 21, 2007, Collins married Victoria Misirli. Collins announced the birth of his daughter Isla (pronounced eye-la) Elizabeth Collins who was born on July 11, 2014.[4] Collins' second daughter, Zia Victoria, was born on November 4, 2016.[5]


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

Studio albums[edit]


  1. ^ Bosso, Joe (March 22, 2012). "Interview: Eve 6's Max Collins on early success, reunion, new album Speak In Code".
  2. ^ PledgeMusic: Max Collins
  3. ^ Eve 6's Max Collins world is on fire exclusive song premiere Billboard
  4. ^ collins, philth (July 12, 2013). "I'm a Dad. Isla (eye-la) Elizabeth Collins. Born 11:44 pm 7-11-13. She's incredible".
  5. ^ "Victoria Collins on Instagram: "Sisters meet! Zia Victoria Collins born today 11-4-16 at 12:12am. 8 lbs and thriving. We are already home. ❤️"". Instagram.

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