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The Maxx

It’s rare to find a band that is steeped in tradition, yet remarkably modern, but The Maxx embodies that statement. Founding members Rod Whittaker (bass/keyboards/vocals), Leroy “Roc” Lovelace (sax/vocals), and Steven Rollins (guitar) are products of the Atlanta band era when neighborhood kids emulated their favorite 70′s funk groups. For over twenty years, The Maxx has continued this tradition by performing the music of their youth along with classic oldies and today’s pop music. Their energetic choreography and eclectic sound keeps them traveling the world entertaining countless weddings, conventions, and major corporate events; including Bill Gates and Microsoft.

The Maxx DNA consists of a strict work ethic instilled by their blue collar parents and endless childhood rehearsals. This discipline elevated The Maxx from a talent show house band to a college tour staple. By naming themselves after The Ohio Players’ album, Climax, it seems they were already prepared for greatness. As the music industry began to shift away from bands in favor of solo artists, the chance of signing to a major label became less likely. This change forced The Maxx to take control of their musical destiny. The process started when they re-named themselves The Maxx to establish their own unique sound. The band’s focus culminated to a decision to move from pursuing a record deal to pursuing their true passion; helping people enjoy life’s most treasured moments. Their Christmas album, For The Holidays, and intimate stage presence are proof of their commitment. By putting their clients first, The Maxx combines professionalism with captivating entertainment.

Over the years, The Maxx has learned that in order to sustain a successful career, they would have to constantly re-invent themselves. 2002 saw the addition of their first and only female vocalist, Rainy Middleton, a remarkable vocalist whose voice can tear a hole in the sky. With the addition of Alvin “Deuce” Batiste, Jr. (drums), Andre Bernard (trombone/keyboards/vocals) and Menes Ray (trumpet/vocals), The Maxx stays current while propelling their legacy forward. On stage and off, The Maxx exemplify their name through a relentless pursuit of excellence. They tour 125 days out of the year while tailoring their set list to personalize every performance. Even with frequent travels, The Maxx has not forgotten their roots. They support children with their very own 501c3 non-profit, Musical Youth Of America, an organization developed to promote and provide music education to elementary and middle school children. Furthermore, they support and promote high school music programs, with their organization, Band Room Nation. The Maxx has come full circle in having two non-profit organizations give back to the community that produced them. The Maxx recognize that it’s more than music. It’s about creating special moments in people’s lives. Through their musical integrity, The Maxx invests in future generations while bringing joy to the hearts of many.

Song List

Recent Additions

Happy…………………………………Pharrell

My Cherie Amour……………………..Stevie Wonder

Get Lucky……………………………..Daft Punk

In My Life…………………….The Beatles

Timber ………………………..Pitbull ft. Kesha

Treasure ………………………Bruno Mars

Contemporary And Classic Dance Hits

  • Adele
  • Carly Ray Jepsen
  • Bruno Mars
  • Rolling In The Deep
  • Call Me Maybe
  • Treasure Locked Out Of Heaven
  • LMFAO
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Cee Lo
  • Party Rock Anthem

    I’m Sexy And I Know It

  • Crazy
  • Forget You
  • Journey
  • B-52s
  • Four Seasons
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • Love Shack
  • Oh What A Night
  • Al Green
  • Barry White
  • Taio Cruz
  • Lets Stay Together
  • Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love

    My First, My Last, My Everything

  • Dynamite
  • Katy Perry
  • Bee Gees
  • Ready For The World
  • Firework
  • Stayin’ Alive
  • Oh Sheila
  • KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Michael Jackson
  • V. I. C
  • Get Down Tonight

    That’s The Way I Like It

    Boogie Shoes

  • Rock With You
  • Wobble
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Mr. C.
  • Maroon 5
  • Celebration

    Get Down On It

    Ladies Night

    Jungle Boogie

  • Cha Cha Slide
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Lady Gaga
  • Beyonce
  • Britney Spears
  • Just Dance
  • Crazy In Love

    Deja Vu

  • ‘Til The World Ends
  • Britney Spears
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Marsha Griffin
  • ‘Til The World Ends
  • I Got A Feeling

    Where Is The Love

    Lets Get It Started

  • Electric Slide
  • Brooks and Dunn
  • Bon Jovi
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Boot Skoot Boogie
  • You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Sexy Back
  • Cameo
  • Diana Ross
  • Rihanna
  • Word Up
  • Upside Down

    I’m Coming Out

  • Diamonds

    Umbrella

    Don’t Stop The Music

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Commodores
  • Frankie Valli
  • Freeway Of Love
  • Brick House
  • Too Good To Be True
  • Chaka Kahn
  • Taste Of Honey
  • Bob Marley
  • I’m Every Woman
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie
  • Is This Love
  • Chic
  • The Trammps
  • Tina Turner
  • Goodtimes
  • Disco Inferno
  • Simply The Best
  • Donna Summer
  • Shania Twain
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Bad Girls

    Last Dance

  • Man, I Feel Like A Woman
  • September In The Stone
  • Outkast
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Prince
  • Hey Ya

    The Way You Move

  • Sensual Seduction
  • 1999
  • Notorius B.I. G.
  • Pointer Sisters
  • Whitney Houston
  • Mo Money Mo Problems
  • I’m So Excited
  • I Wanna Dance

    Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Shaggy
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Angel
  • Just Fine
  • Ides Of March
  • SOS
  • McFadden and Whitehead
  • Vehicle
  • Take Your Time
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

Wedding Dances

  • Elvis Presley
  • Taj Mahal
  • Sam Cooke
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Loving In My Baby’s Eye
  • You Send Me
  • Bill Withers
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Lee Ann Womack
  • Lovely Day
  • Passionate Kisses
  • I Hope You Dance
  • Jack Johnson
  • Christopher Cross
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Better Together
  • Sailing
  • You Are The Best Thing
  • James Taylor
  • Rod Stewart
  • Stevie Wonder
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Have I Told You Lately

    This Old Heart Of Mine

  • Isn’t She Lovely

    Sunshine Of My Life My Cherie Amour

  • Van Morrison
  • Temptations
  • Bob Carlisle
  • Brown Eyed Girl

    Someone Like You

    Tupelo Honey

  • My Girl
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Heartland
  • Al Green
  • Barry White
  • I Loved Her First
  • Lets Stay Together
  • My First, My Last

    My Everything

  • Etta James

    At Last

  • Elton John

    Blessed

Jazz Classics / Standards

  • Duke Ellington
  • Charlie Parker
  • Andy Williams
  • Satin Doll

    Take The A Train

  • Billies Bounce
  • Moon River
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Maceo Pinkard
  • Ramsey Louis
  • My Funny Valentine

    I Got Rhythm

    Misty

  • Sugar
  • The In Crowd
  • Nat King Cole
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Let There Be Love

    Unforgettable

    Our Love Is Here To Stay

    Straighten Up And Fly Right

  • Girl From Ipanema

    Take 5

  • Walk On By
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Brenda Russell
  • Nancy Wilson
  • What A Wonderful World

    La Vie En Rose

    A Kiss To Build A Dream On

  • Piano In The Dark
  • The Best Is Yet To Come
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Natalie Cole
  • All The Way

    The Way You Look Tonight

    Fly Me To The Moon

  • It Had To Be You
  • Almost Like Being In Love

    Route 66

    L.O.V.E.

    Orange Colored Sky

    Cry Me A River

Motown / Oldies / Beach Classics

  • Ben E. King
  • Sam Cooke
  • Wilson Picket
  • Stand By Me
  • You Send Me
  • Mustang Sally
  • Otis Redding
  • The Drifters
  • Joey Dee & The Starliters
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

    That’s How Strong My Love Is

  • More Than A Number
  • Peppermint Twist
  • Chairman Of The Board
  • Temptations
  • Ray Charles
  • Give Me Just A Little More Time

    Carolina Girls

  • My Girl

    Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • The Embers
  • Roy Orbison
  • Midnight Train To Georgia
  • I love Beach Music
  • Pretty Woman
  • Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
  • The Foundations
  • Dorothy Moore
  • If I Could Build My Whole World

    Your Precious Love

    The Real Thing

  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Misty Blue
  • The Supremes
  • The Platters
  • Doris Troy
  • Baby Love
  • With This Ring
  • Just One Look
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • The Trammps
  • Chuck Berry
  • Dancin’ In The Streets

    Heatwave

  • Hold Back The Night
  • Johnny B, Goode
  • Isley Brothers
  • The Tymes
  • Four Tops
  • Shout
  • Ms. Grace
  • I Can’t Help Myself
  • Frankie Lymon
  • Ike And Tina Turner
  • Lloyd Williams
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Proud Mary
  • Shama Lama Ding Dong
  • Sam And Dave
  • Fontella Bass
  • Etta James
  • Soul Man
  • Rescue Me
  • At Last
  • The Contours

    Do You Love Me