Max MacVeety is a Drummer/Producer whose mission is to simply serve the artists he works with. Whether it’s being a side person touring or gigging as a drummer or producing tracks, his goal is always to help create a comfortable, confident environment for any artist to perform their best.
Max MacVeety has been a drummer his entire life. Starting at the age of 3, he’s been obsessed with music (particularly drums). This led Max to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After Graduating in ’99 he joined Oakland based Hip-Hop group Crown City Rockers. He played with Crown City for eleven years, touring internationally (sharing billings with Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and many more of his Hip Hop idols), and recording two albums. Max also made the most of his time on the vibrant and seminal Oakland Hip Hop scene, forming Skins and Needles with DJ Zeph. This duo became the backing band for MC and producer Lyrics Born, with whom Max continues to tour and record.
Max relocated to Long Beach in 2011 and joined Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe in 2013. This re-immersed him in the funk, soul, and jazz styles he had previously explored, and he melded them with the deep Hip Hop tradition in which he had become so well-versed. He spent two years touring with KDTU, highlighted by performances on the Jam Cruise, at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, and Jungle Jam in Costa Rica.
Max has continued to tour with Lyrics Born, and his extensive experience and creative distinction have served as calling cards for L.A.-based freelance work. This has included projects with That Poppy, Latyrx, P-Funk bassist RonKat Spearman, and Shots Fired with guitarist DJ Williams. He has recorded with several Hip-Hop Producers including G Koop, Jake One, and Amp Live, and his drumming can be heard on the Rick Ross single 3 Kings-Feat. Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, Lyrics Born’s Everywhere at Once, Jake One’s White Van Music, and much more.
After years of collaborating as a sideman, Max has taken the helm of his own production studio, Bunkhouse Recordings, assuming greater command of his musical path and helping others forge theirs. As both a physical space and a network of musicians, producers, and creatives, Bunkhouse is doing everything from workshopping songs to recording full-length albums to developing social media strategy. Bunkhouse’s releases so far are: 2 of Max’s solo EPs, an EP by singer Sydney Raneé, full-length album for his father Bobby MacVeety, and an EP with his production partner David Tam.