David E. Maxwell | Demax
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"IAA" Industry All Access News Artist Spotlight

Aug 19th 2011 at 10:01 PM

1.)What is your music background?
I showed interest in music at the age of five, when I would mimic playing my toy guitar while my father would practice with his band in our basement. At age eight I received an old folk guitar by an older cousin who show me how to play a honky tonk tune. I  play by ear and  I am basically self taught and can play several different instruments. As time when on I Joined several other top forty bands that traveled and played on the local circuit.

2.)Why do you want to record and release your own music?
I have been playing music on and off almost all my life and have not much to show for it. Music to me is a gift of expressing oneself that can be a blessing and a joy to be shared with others. It also would be a sense of accomplishment for me.

3.)Who is your fan base directed towards?
Basically because of the content of my lyrics, I would say it is directed towards Christians, but I believe that because of my sound and style I have reach fans outside of the Christian genre.

4.)Who are your musical influences?
My musical influences are, Ben Tankard, Jeff Lorber, Clint Brown, Ron Kenoly, Brass Construction, Pleasure, Gospel Ganstaz, Tye Tribbett, Kirk Franklin, Cameo, Kool and The Gang, War, George Clinton, Commissioned, Fred Hammond, Bernard Wright, and many, many more…

5.)How would you describe your music to people ?
I would say for the most part that my music is a combination of Gospel, Funk and Jazz, and it has an old school flavor with a new school twist. It has some elements of theme music that tells a story with and without lyrics.

6.)What makes you stand out from other artist ?
Outside from the fact that I am self contained, by doing all instrumentations,  vocals and mixing and mastering my own material. I believe I have a unique sound because I try not to follow the trend.

7.)What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?
I am currently working on a new CD project hopefully will be released sometime in May of 2012. I also have other articles and radio interviews lined up and I’m looking forward to touring soon.

8.)What are your music career goals?
My goal is to creating music that brings peace and joy to those who listen to it, and I would like to help other independent artist to reach there goals as well.

9.)How can your fans access your music and contact you?
My Cd is Availaible on, iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby,  emusic, Napster, Last.fm and many other digital download distributors.
My Artist Website:..…http://www.davidemaxwell.com
Facebook Fan page:..http://on.fb.me/gGmm9c
Twitter........................: http://twitter.com/#!/davidemaxwell
Other site:..…………….http://www.ministerdmax.com

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