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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 shared the stage with a wide variety of national and regional acts including: The Warlocks, The Features, 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, and many more. Current members Johnny Beauford, Jonathan Jackson, and Garrett Padgett are preparing to record the band’s sophomore LP.

“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


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