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For more than 30 years The Maxx has been spreading the spirit and energy of its music all over the world. Since it's founding in the early 1980's at Atlanta's Therrell High School and Northside School For The Performing Arts the band has performed at more than three thousand events, for more than one million people on four continents. Today, founding members Rod Whittaker (bass/keyboards/vocals), Leroy "Roc" Lovelace (sax/vocals), Steven Rollins (guitar/vocals) and former active member now manager Tony Cooper are joined by more recent arrivals, Rainy Middleton (vocals), Darnell Springer (trumpet/keyboards/vocals) and Jimmy Calhoun (drummer) on a mission to carry they're innovative and authentic live performances to an even wider audience.
 The band spent its first two years playing nightclubs, high school dances, college parties, amusement parks and concerts in and around Atlanta but quickly expanded their horizons up the East Coast and into Canada while it's members where still in high school. They made weekend trips to surrounding states, toured more extensively during the summer and appeared in concert with Kool & The Gang, The Commodores, Chubby Checker, Archie Bell & The Drells, Cheap Trick and James Brown. This early experience set the foundation for excellence that has been the band's calling card throughout its career.
In 1983 after most of the members had finished high school and were now in college at Georgia State University, the band started to narrow it's focus to the college market. For the next seven years they played at hundreds of colleges and college clubs in the Southeast, Midwest, South Central and Northeastern United States and were nominated for Campus Entertainer of the year four years in a row by the National Association for Campus Activities. During this time the band purchased a small studio and started writing, recording and performing their own music. As their original music became more and more popular with their live audience, record companies also began to take note. The band was courted by some of the biggest companies in the industry, but as the R&B side of the music industry went away from bands and more towards rap acts and solo artists the group decided to go in another direction and in 1990 another important chapter in the band's life began.
That year the band returned from a summer tour of Japan with a new direction. After spending the first ten years of their career playing almost exclusively to college audiences the band was ready for a new challenge and in the Winter of 1991 they began a journey that has take them to a new and ever expanding audience.
They've performed for: The United Way Children's Miracle Network American Heart Association American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American Red Cross Washington Wizards - NBA Hendrick Motor Sports - NASCAR NFL Players Association Carolina Hurricanes - NHL Family Circle Cup - USTA United States Tennis Association Atlanta Steeple Chase Carolina Panthers - NFL New Orleans Hornets - NFL Atlanta Hawks - NBA Kraft Foods Delta Airlines General Electric Microsoft Coca Cola Company Pepsi Glaxo Smith Kline - London US Chamber Of Commerce Bayside - Tokyo, Japan Premier Cruise Lines Countless country clubs, Fairs, Festivals, Conventions, Casinos, Amusement Parks, Resorts, and Weddings.


50 Cent   In Da' Club
Adele   Rolling In The Deep
Al Green   Lets Stay Together
Allison Kraus   When You Say Nothing
Andy Williams   Moon River
Bee Gees   Staying Alive
Ben E. King   Stand By Me
Beyonce'   Crazy In Love
Bill Withers   Lovely Day
Black Eyed Peas   I Got A Feeling
Lets Get It Started
Where Is the Love
Bob Marley   Is This Love
Britney Spears   Til The World Ends
Brooks and Dunn   Boot Skootin' Boogie
Cameo   Word Up
Chairman Of The Board   Carolina Girls
Give Me Just A Little More Time
Chaka Kahn   I’m Every Woman
Chic   Good Times
Christopher Cross   Sailing
Chuck Berry   Johnny B Goode
Dave Brubeck   Girl From Ipanema
Take Five
Diana Ross   I'm Coming Out
Dionne Warwick   Walk On By
Duke Ellington   Satin Doll
Take The A Train
Earth Wind & Fire   September
Ella Fitzgerald   Misty
Elvis Presley   Can’t Help Fallin In Love
Fontella Bass   Rescue Me
Four Seasons   Oh What A Night (December 1963)
Four Tops   Can't Help Myself
Frank Sinatra   Fly Me To The Moon
The Way You Look Tonight
Frankie Valli   Too Good To Be True
Gladys Knight & The Pips   Midnight Train to Georgia
Gloria Gayner   I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley   Crazy
Harry Connick, Jr   It Had To Be You
Ides Of March   Vehicle
James Taylor   How Sweet It Is
Joey Dee & The Starliters   Peppermint Twist
Journey   Don't Stop Believing
Justin Timberlake   Sexy Back
Katie Perry   Firework
KC & The Sunshine Band   Boogie Shoes
Get Down Tonight
That’s The Way I Like it
Kool & The Gang   Celebration
Get Down On It
Ladies Night
Lady Gaga   Just Dance
Little Eva   The Locomotion
Lloyd Williams   Shama Lama Ding Dong
Louie Armstrong   What A Wonderful World
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Sweet Home Alabama
Marsha Griffin   Electric Slide
Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell   If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
You're All I Need To Get By
Mary J. Blige   Just Fine
McFadden & Whitehead   Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now
Michael Jackson   Rock With You
Mr. C   Cha Cha Slide
Nelly   Hot In Here
Ride Wit’ Me (Must Be The Money)
Nelly Furtado   Promiscuous Girl
Notorious B.I.G   Mo Money Mo Problems
Otis Day and the Knights   Shout
Otis Redding   Dock Of The Bay
Outkast   Hey Ya
The Way You Move
Ray Charles   Georgia On My Mind
Ready For The World   Oh Sheila
Rihanna   Don't Stop The Music
Rod Stewart   Have I Told You Lately
Roy Orbison   Pretty Woman
Sam and Dave   Soul Man
Shaggy   Angel
Shania Twain   Man, I Feel Like A Woman
You're Still The One
Shop Boys   Party Like A Rockstar
Snoop Dog   Sensual Seduction
Soulja Boy   Crank That Soulja Boy
Spiral Staircase   More Today Than Yesterday
Standard   All The Way
My Funny Valentine
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Stevie Wonder   Isn't She Lovely
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Taio Cruz   Dynamite
Taste Of Honey   Boogie Oogie Oogie
The Commodores   Brick House
The Drifters   Under The Boardwalk
You’re More Than A Number (In My Little Red Book)
The Embers   I Love Beach Music
The Foundations   Build Me Up Buttercup
The Platters   With This Ring
The Trammps   Disco Inferno
Hold Back The Night
The Tymes   Ms. Grace
Tina Turner   Proud Mary
Traditional   Hava Nagila
V. I. C.   Wobble
Van McCoy   The Hustle
Van Morrison   Brown Eyed Girl
Crazy Love
Wilson Pickett   Mustang Sally