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Bravo Max

“Some sort of unholy fusion of

The Walkmen & Wilco.”

– Darryl Smyers, DALLAS OBSERVER


Bravo Max is an American indie rock band formed in 2007 in Dallas, Texas, by Johnny Beauford, Daniel Beauford, Ben Gastright and Steve Vanderheide. The band has since taken on several formations with line ups including up to 7 members. To date, they have released one LP: Dog’s Light produced by grammy winner Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Mule Variations, Iggy Pop, William Burroughs). Locally, the album was well received and although they did some sporadic touring in the Southwest U.S. to promote the record, they played most of their dates from 2008-2011 in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2013 the band released three follow up singles: Young Gun Silnger, Pills, and Sleepy Simon and have since opened for a wide variety of national and regional acts including: The Districts, The Warlocks, The Features, Mona, Blackfoot Gypsies, Parker Millsap, Rasputina, Girl in A Coma, The Orbans, Oil Boom, Telegraph Canyon, Possessed By Paul James, RTB2, Sarah Jaffe, Leopold & His Fiction, Eric Harvey (of Spoon), Gardens & Villa, Sons Of Fathers, Bob Schneider, Adam Faucett, Eric McFadden, Norton Wisdom, Nathen Maxwll (of Flogging Molly) and many more.

 Sophomore LP, Bullfighter Blues, is now complete.

‘Bullfighter Blues’ will be released as a double album. The LP was engineered by Matthew Barnhart and tracked at Echo Lab in Argyle, TX. Mixing by Stuart Sikes. Mastering by Billy Stull of Masterpiece in Corpus Christi, TX.

Full info on release, including date announcement, coming soon.

In the meantime, check out what Bravo Max has already released to date…

“Songs that all but embed themselves in your brain; Dallas Observer music editor Pete Freedman dubbed it “Oak Klezmer” — but it’s irresistible.”

– Preston Jones, DFW.COM


'Pills' cover art

Young Gun Slinger






Dog’s Light

The debut album from Bravo Max alternates between soulfully raucous pop and aggressive Americana

Produced by Analog Hold Steady and Grammy winner, Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop).


BUY DOG’S LIGHT on Vinyl or CD



Sleepy Simon

Latest single released December 1st, 2013

Produced by the band’s drummer and long time in-house producer, Jonathan Jackson. Sleepy Simon will be released December 1st on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

“Sleepy Simon” on iTunes



A collection of single’s 2010-2013

Produced by the band’s drummer and long time in-house producer, Jonathan Jackson.

Browse Bravo Max on iTunes


Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue
Tour: 2016 Tour
08/05/16 Dallas, TX The Foundry Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2303 Pittman St.. Venue phone: 214-749-1112. On August 5th, Idiot Savant & Bravo Max will be playing a split bill at The Foundry Bar. Free entry. Great patio. Great sound. Buy Tickets More information
08/13/16 Denton, TX Harvest House
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $2.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 331 E. Hickory St.. Venue phone: 940-218-6148. On Saturday, August 13th, Bravo Max will be playing Harvest House in Denton. This is one of the best venues in the state of Texas. Fantastic stage, great lighting, and top notch sound. The show will start at 9p and the band will be playing two lengthy sets lasting until 12a. More information

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