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Jude's avatar

Music people, what are your thoughts on this kids' singing?

Asked by Jude (32198points) September 25th, 2010

It’s Nikki’s neighbor, Max. He writes his own stuff and I think he’s pretty good. I like Autumn Rain.

Honest opinion?

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aprilsimnel's avatar

He’s got that John Mayer-James Blunt thing going on, and he’s cuter than either of them, which, unfortunately, is relatively important today if he wants a performing career. This music isn’t my usual cuppa, but for its type, it’s very good.

zen_'s avatar

I agree with what @aprilsimnel said – he made me think of John Mayer – but he’s also a really good guitarist which is a serious bonus. That particular song is a simple four chord song – but he makes the most of it and there’s potential written all over his voice.

lillycoyote's avatar

He’s good. No poser there. Really. Honest opinion.

ragingloli's avatar

Not bad.
But his name is a real killer.
“Schwanz” (which literally means “tail” in German) is also used as a slang term for dick/cock/penis. And “max” generally meaning big…. Dear gods. If he wants to start an international carreer, he needs to change his name.

harple's avatar

Honest opinion? Really good to listen to. It always amazes me how an accent disappears when you sing, he sounded just like my brother at that point. It’s in a style that gets played a lot over here, so he fits right into that genre, and the lyrics are well written and clearly sung – I could imagine tapping on my steering wheel and joining in on the chorus whilst listening to it on the radio in my car.
Small note on body movement, I was always told to be more still when performing, as it can make your audiences feel a little seasick to watch. I realise Max is moving quite naturally, and keeping time through his movement, and I wouldn’t advocate how unnatural it would be for him to be sat stock still, but perhaps slightly less? Someone like Cruiser’s opinion on this would probably be more valuable…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

lol, I was thinking exactly what @ragingloli said about the name. First thing to come to mind.

Agreed, very John Mayer-ish. I am not a huge fan of this style of music, but I could listen to this. Talented kid. @aprilsimnel is right, he is far cuter than Mayer & Blunt. Lots of potential for greatness here. :)

Axemusica's avatar

First of all, John Mayer is an awesome guitarist @zen_!

Honestly I liked it. I’m thinking I need to get an acoustic and try this, lol. ;P

zen_'s avatar

^ I agree – I didn’t say John Mayer isn’t an awesome guitarist – I just complimented the kid. Why “first of all”? Why the exclamation mark? And where’s your “second of all”? I can’t handle the suspense, @Axemusica.

Axemusica's avatar

Well, @zen_ (and no offense to the musician, I enjoyed his video) he was decent at playing those 4 chords. There’s really no basis on his ability based on the video, so I thought you were saying that John Mayer was less of… Anyways, Second of all um, huh….. Beam me up Scotty! ;P

dreamwolf's avatar

I hear elements of Don Mclean & Jack Johnson. I guess that makes John Mayer? haha

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