Piano Player – Songwriter Max Greenwood’s albums have received critical acclaim for their honest and heartfelt songs. Recent releases include twin EPs Iris and Fern. As a piano player he is known for his delicate, expressive touch, featured on many recordings by different artists. He is a member of the folk trio Iona Sound and the Blues band Otis.
In 2005, Max moved to Ireland, began a family and continues to write, teach and produce music. At the heart of Max’s artistic endeavour is a love of rhythm, melody, improvisation and rich harmony that draws on Gospel, Blues and Jazz in its rousing and more intimate forms.
He teaches Songwriting, Piano, Recording & Production privately, in bespoke workshops, and at BIMM Institute Dublin. In 2003 he founded SongRise for 7-11 yr-olds to develop ecological awareness through songwriting with professional songwriters at The Premises Studios in London, supported with funding from the Arts Council. The project produced two albums of original material.
Max has recorded and played live with the following artists:
Iarla O’Lionaird, Adrian Crowley, Steve Shannon, Nelly Furtado, Mik Pyro, Tom Baxter, Fionn Regan, Charlie Winston, Gerr Walsh, Vyvienne Long, Mary and the Pigeons, Hitomi Yaida, The London Community Gospel Choir.
These Are The Days, Jamie Cullum Twentysomthing (2003, UCJ).
My Declaration, Tom Baxter Feather & Stone (2004, Sony BMG).