Drummer, percussionist and vibraphone player Max Beesley was born as Maxton Gig Beesley, Jr. in Burnage, England in 1971, as son of father/ jazz drummer Maxton Beesley and mother/jazz singer Chris Marlowe.
When Max was three, his father gave him a pair of drumsticks. At 11, five music schools had offered him scholarships. He chose to go to nearby Chetham's as a choral scholar.
Max Beesley continued at London's Guildhall School of Music where he studied percussion. But within months The Style Council offered him a job on their tour as a session musician.
Max Beesley, Jr. played percussion, keyboards and provided background vocals for Jamiroquai, George Michael, Take That, The Style Council, Paul Weller, Brand New Heavies, and Chaka Khan.
More recently Max Beesley played percussion and vibes on the Robbie Williams albums "Live at Knebworth" and "Intensive Care".
Max Beesley was also a member of the jazz band Incognito and after an eight month tour with them, decided to end his music career and start in acting.
Factoid: Max Beesley is also known for his role as Charlie Edwards in tv drama Hotel Babylon. Max left the show during the 3rd series.