Vic Ruggiero

Vic Ruggiero

Curtis Irie, SMS Mobile, Max Hay

Tue Jan 23 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Vic Ruggiero
Vic Ruggiero
Musician, songwriter and producer from New York City who has played in many ska bands. He has also released three solo acoustic albums and collaborated with other ska and punkrock artists.
Curtis Irie
Max Hay
Cult-classic touring machine, Max Hay, has a reputation as one of the hardest working musicians on the road. After 10 years of constant touring experience, his shows are a polished departure from the typical solo pub act. A double dose of comedy is balanced by tender and expressive musicianship as Max shifts smoothly between genres and styles. The veteran road-dog's delivery is a full body workout of stomping feet, emotional harmonica work, articulate hybrid-style guitar, and occasional percussion. Expect Reggae, Irish, Country, and Blues rhythms mixed with soulful bass vocals and sailing harmonica leads. Carbondale Rocks says "Hay’s act blends music and comedy in creative ways, incorporating stories, anecdotes, and a degree of fun and spontaneity not often found in most live shows." The Missoula Independent simply says, "Hay Wails."

Max tours relentlessly, playing guitar and cracking jokes from near to far. Max is a common site on local music scenes all over. Playing upwards of 200 shows per year since 2008, Max's act is forged and tempered in the crucible of a thousand dimly lit bars. A pillar of the working-class music scene, Max strives to provide quality entertainment with a good time as the first priority.

Although most shows are solo performances, The Max Hay Band performs select concerts around Montana. The MHB consists of John Dendy on upright bass and vocals, Travis Yost on drums, and Max Hay on guitar, harmonica, and vocals. MHB shows tend to be skewed towards dynamic improvisation, the blues, and psychedelia.

Max has entertained audiences throughout the USA, China, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. His travelogue includes a slew of bars, nightclubs, festivals, fairs, restaurants, Irish Pubs, and private events. Nightly performances at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and a 7-month stint as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the Australian “Sand Bar Band,” brought his music to a truly worldwide audience. Often, in the winter months, Max can be found performing a nightly show at McGuire's Irish Pubs in Destin and Pensacola, FL.

Hay grew up in Helena, MT and spent his early twenties in nearby Missoula, playing in bands; Shot in the Foot, The Two Fuggin Guys, and Front Street Guitar Army. In 2003 Max attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. Following school, he worked as an audio engineer in Nashville, TN, mixing for stage and studio before signing on as tour manager/sound guy for a country-rock band. Max began warming up the crowd at select gigs and his focus soon shifted, from engineering and management, back to his own music. 10 years later, the tour continues.
Venue Information:
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109