Maxime Soler's portrait

Maxime lent himself to the game of portraits, here are some answers to our questions ...

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Since when do you evolve in music?

Maxime :
From the age of 4 years in musical awakening, I followed 2 cycles of the conservatory of music in classical guitar of Nice between my 7 and 14 years. Since I was 10 years old, I play electric guitar and became a fan of Hard Rock music and then Metal music with melodic character. And since I am 15 years old, I play more than 15 years, in rock pubs, covers, which allowed me to acquire a solid culture and a precious rock touch.

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What are your musical influences?

Maxime :
I started with Hard Rock with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Kiss, AC/DC, Queen to evolve then towards Metal with Dream Theater, Dio, Queensrÿche, Sonata Arctica, Disturbed, then again the atmospheric towards Anathema or Porcupine Tree.
But I also learn a lot of other bands and styles through the covers I learn to play in bars : from Led Zep, Punk Floyd, Deep Purple, Police to Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, The Weekend, passing by the classics of blues, US oldies rock, to Funk. The range of games, cultures and even musical curiosities has grown from year to year.

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Have you already recorded an album or an EP?

Maxime :
Twelve years ago now, we recorded with ULF, my previous composing group, our only album entitled Echo Promise, distributed by Brennus, still available on Deezer, and which left a good memory to a lot of spectators of the Côte d'Azur area at that time.
In addition, I intervened on several titles of the first 2 albums of Fabrice Soler, my big brother and companion of cover of long date, which carries out a career of author compositor interprets on a segment more directed French variety.

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Which song fits you best?

Maxime :
What a difficult question and yet determining to show what we are and what we like.
Several songs, in fact, which will depend a lot on my mood. My first love was the rock ballads like Angel by Aerosmith, or Who wants to live forever by Queen, then later Space-Dye Vest by Dream Theater.
But that's my teenage lover side that has remained tenacious in my sensibility and pushed me to become a singer with aerial lines.
Beyond that, I can be in an energetic mood and vibrate on a good Stiff upper lip of AC/DC or Summer nights of Van Halen.

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Which artist would you like to share the stage with?

Maxime :
Of all of them, Freddy Mercury would certainly have been the ultimate caviar.

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What are your other passions or interests besides music?

Maxime :
I like movies, history, reading when I have time, and anything that lifts the spirit. I also like stupid TV shows, Papacito books and dirty bullshit that debases my morals to remind me that I'm alive.

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If you could only keep 3 albums among all the ones you own, which ones would you keep?

Maxime :
Queen - vert best of 3 volumes
Dream Theater - Awake
Anathema - Hindsight

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What is the unmentionable song you sing in your shower?

Maxime :
La dernière séance by Eddy Mitchell

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Define, in 3 words, what music means to you

Maxime :
Passion, Glory, Ruin

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