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MAXIM VAGA is a New Blues man, Soul Pop pianist and songwriter - born and bred on the streets of Berlin at the end of the Cold War.

MAXIM VAGA eludes the stereotype - it’s as if he himself is still on the run, rolling the rustiest boxcar on a long locomotive packed with only his beat down pianoforte passing between time and place, without an overpowering saccharine nostalgia - and that is precisely what makes his sound so seductive. MAXIM VAGA’s voice evokes the ghostly shanties of barge-haulers of the old East, rather than the tired chain-gang repertoire of the Deep South.

His youthful face belies the profoundest mysteries that his rasping, poignant vocal hints at: the timbre reminiscent of Peter Green, and together with his gift for enigmatic, lyrical double-dealing, he harnesses the power of great story-tellers like Poe, Kafka, Orson Welles and Knut Hamsun. And there is a Sisyphean passion at its source, driving his voice through each song, set and boozy rain-soaked tour without ever hinting at despair or ruin, as if coming from some stranger, alien spirit, producing such an entrancing effect on audiences as to be worthy of comparisons with the sober, growling, juvenile Jim Morrison at the Whiskey Go Go.

There is in MAXIM VAGA a kind of eternal summer that is palpable, still dripping from audiences of all the shindigs, diners and dive bars across Europe painted crimson by his sound.


"One of Berlin's most soulful piano players and singers."

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Upcoming Shows

Past Shows



Wednesday 13 april 2016

– with Marlon Williams –

YUCA, Cologne, Germany


Tuesday 12 april 2016

– with Marlon Williams –

Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany



Monday 11 April 2016

– with Marlon Williams –

Privat Club, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 02 April 2016

CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Thursday 24 March 2016

Au Chat Noir, Paris, France



Friday 11 March 2016

Le Point Bar Cafe, Paris, France



Friday 29 January 2016

Circus Hotel, Berlin, Germany



Thursday 21 January 2016

Onze Bar, Paris, France



Friday 08 January 2016

Le Pop In, Paris, France



Monday 28 September 2015

Domkeller, Aachen, Germany



Sunday 27 September 2015

Pferdestall, Bremerhaven, Germany



Saturday 26 September 2015

KulturSchusterei, Barmstedt, Germany



Friday 18 September 2015

Summer Courtyard Concerts #3 at The Circus, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 15 August 2015 – Sunday 16 August 2015

Street Happening Festival 2015, Germany



Sunday 19 July 2015

Neue Heimat BLN, Berlin, Germany



Thursday 16 July 2015 – Monday 27 July 2015

Schaubudenfestival, Dresden, Germany



friday 1 may 2015

Kulturzentrum Faust, Hannover, Germany



Saturday 25 april 2015

Blighty Coffee, London, UK



Sunday 12 April 2015

Cafe Amelie, Giessen, Germany



Saturday 11 April 2015

Cafe Haag, Tübingen, Germany



Friday 10 april 2015

Brohmers, Halle, Germany



Tuesday 7 april 2015

Blue Note, Dresden, Germany



Sunday 5 april 2015

Neue Heimat, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 4 april 2015

Lido, Berlin, Germany



THURSDAY 12 March 2015

Kurier, Berlin, Germany



Friday 13 February 2015

Puro The Bar, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 20 december 2014

Neue Heimat, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 6 december 2014

Pferdestall, Bremerhaven, Germany




Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon, Berlin, Germany



Thursday 23 October 2014

Clubbahnhof Ehrenfeld, Colgne, Germany



Friday 10 OCTOBER 2014

Puro The Bar, Berlin, Germany



Thursday 11 September 2014

Kultstätte Keller, Berlin, Germany


Friday 18 July 2014

Spiritual Caiprinha Bar, London, UK


Wednesday 09 July 2014

Fashion Week, Panorama Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Saturday 21 June 2014

Fête de la Musique, Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany


Friday 20 June 2014

St. Georg, Berlin, Germany


Monday 16 June 2014

Caffe Vivaldi, New York, NY, US


Thursday 12 June 2014

Mariposa ...le Cafe, Montreal, QC, Canada


Tuesday 10 June 2014

Sidewalk Café, New York, NY, US


Friday 06 June 2014

The Path Cafe, New York, NY, US


Wednesday 28 May 2014

Bar Tausend, Berlin, Germany


Thursday 08 May 2014

The Station, Berlin, Germany


Wednesday 30 April 2014

Kaffee Burger, Berlin, Germany


Saturday 05 April 2014

Jack in the Box, Cologne, Germany


Monday 24 February 2014

Art Theater, Cologne, Germany


Sunday 16 February 2014

Blue Note Club & Bar, Dresden, Germany


Saturday 15 February 2014

Noch Besser Leben, Leipzig, Germany


Friday 14 February 2014

Brohmers, Halle, Germany


Wednesday 12 February 2014

Badehaus - Szimpla Musiksalon, Berlin, Germany


Wednesday 15 January 2014

Schokoladen, Berlin, Germany


Tuesday 14 January 2014

Madame Claude, Berlin, Germany


Saturday 16 November 2013

Projekt Klunkerkranich, Berlin, Germany


Wednesday 13 November 2013

Kindl Stuben, Berlin, Germany


Saturday 09 November 2013

Kater Holzig, Berlin, Germany


Saturday 02 November 2013

Ma Thilda Bar, Berlin, Germany


Friday 01 November 2013

Donau115, Berlin, Germany


Thursday 26 September 2013

SofarSounds, Berlin, Germany


Thursday 22 August 2013

L’ivraie Cafe Libairie, Douarnenez, France


Friday 09 August 2013

Bassy Club, Berlin, Germany



Saturday 20 July 2013

Hamburger Sprechwerk, Hamburg, Germany



Saturday 23 March 2013

Willi Moeller’s Holz Kohle Bar, Berlin, Germany



Thursday 14 February 2013

Sowieso e.V., Berlin, Germany



Tuesday 29 January 2013

Junction Bar, Berlin, Germany



Monday 14 January 2013

Grüner Salon, Berlin, Germany