New York based, Australian born, Singer-songwriter/Comedian/interdisciplinary Artist, Max Sharam has been living on her own terms since falling into a tribe of authentic Bohemians & Aristocrats in Europe age 19. An 8-time ARIA nominee/winner/platinum selling recording artist & founder of music-media production company Purple Flower Music / Mermax LLC, Max continues to thrive without compromise. For Max rules are simply guidelines — ‘outside the box’ is her maxim, and her work, labelled “unique” and “highly original”, defines her as lateral, abstract thinker. Max was recently awarded a Playwriting Scholarship at HB Studio, her current focus is on writing for Performance & Animation; the two tendencies not necessarily mutually exclusive. Max holds an MFA in Fine Art/Interactive Digital Media.
Her first record deal came in Italy, age 19. Max sold-out the famous FOLK STUDIO in Rome at just 20 then went on to tour Italy and work in stage musicals for several years. In the 90s Max had three top 40 hit singles in Australia from her top 10 album A Million Year Girl. Max has toured Europe as a soloist Singer-Songwriter with guitar & with a string Quartet, always performing her own compositions. In Australia Max toured with Cyndi Lauper, Chris Isaak and has shared the stage with musical greats like Patti Smith, K.D. Lang, Melissa Etheridge, Dylan and Tori Amos. Her one-woman performance pieces have been part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Hong Kong Fringe and New York Arts Festivals.
— BLACK & WHITE STUDIO MAGAZINE — “Captivating, Eccentric, Powerful, Eclectic. A 21st Century Diva…“
— CHRIS ISAAK — “Max is a lot like Madonna – only she can sing!”
— LONDON OBSERVER — “Sharam has Factor X in such abundance that you can forgive her almost anything..”
— LA WEEKLY — “…Seemingly possessed by the soul of a punk rock heavenly angel and capability to evoke theatrics of Shakespearean magnitude with just a slight vocal inflection, Australian Max Sharam unravels fairy tales & lovelorn melodrama in her music.”