Territory: The Netherlands
Availability: Now! Get in touch for specific dates.
Genre: Psych Pop

About The Max Meser Group


Yes, we read it well: The Max Meser Group. Suddenly we see the word ‘Group’ behind the name of Max Meser. It marks a new start for the Catalan Dutchman. ‘I am not the only one in the band,’ Meser explains. ‘I’m still the bandleader, I still write most songs, but we do it together.’

The relaunch of the band with the extended name marks a new starting point. ‘Our music has become a bit more aggressive, but the lyrics add a touch of fun.’ says Max. ‘We have become a bit more carefree. Free is about a about feeling energetically free.’ And indeed, it oozes an incredible lust for life. The first single sounds like a breath of fresh air, the desired positive note in a world full of pessimism and cynicism. Free is there for the optimists among us. Single number 2 Dull & Bored (Bamboo) continues that thought even further.

New bassist Ben Chapman ensures that the harmony vocals, which have always been so characteristic of Max Meser’s sound, have been retained in the renewed cast.



  • Successful release debut album “Change”  (2016)
  • 3FM Serious Talent (Netherlands, 2016)
  • Eurosonic/Noorderslag Showcase Festival (Netherlands, 2016)
  • Support Paul Weller (Netherlands, 2017)
  • Support Jake Bugg (Netherlands, 2017)
  • Several appearances in “De Wereld Draait Door”, the biggest talkshow on Dutch national TV (Nederland)
  • BIME Showcase Festival (Spain, 2017)
  • SXSW Showcase Festival (Austin TX, USA, 2018)
  • Support The Strypes (European Tour, 2018)


  • Volkskrant: “Max Meser and Isaac Wadsworth are the Lennon/McCartney from the Costa Brava.” (Netherlands, 2016)
  • NRC Newspaper: 4-star album-/tour review (Netherlands, 2016)
  • “Luister Trip Album” Change (by Plato Mania, Netherlands, 2016)
  • “Luister Trip Album” Pictures (by Plato Mania, Netherlands, 2017)
  • “Square Room” (Pictures) wins ‘Best Song Radio 3 Award’ (Spain, 2017)


Band members

Max Meser – Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica
Ben Chapman  – Bass / Vocals
Harrie Roelse – Drums
Jona Pattipeilohy: Guitar, Vocals and Keys

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upcoming events The Max Meser Group (NL)

26 OCT

Enkhuizen, Netherlands

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Cayen | 21:00 - 00:00

01 NOV

The Hague, Netherlands

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De Zwarte Ruiter | 21:30 - 23:30

29 NOV

Vlissingen, Netherlands

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De Piek | 21:00 - 23:00

06 DEC

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Cinetol - Amsterdam BeatClub | 20:30 - 23:00

08 DEC

Deventer, Netherlands

free entrance

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De Hip | 16:00 - 18:00

12 DEC

Tilburg, Netherlands

free entrance

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Café Weemoed | 21:30 - 00:00

13 DEC

Amersfoort, Netherlands

free entrance

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Boothill Saloon | 21:30 - 00:00

22 DEC

Sassenheim, Netherlands

free entrance

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Café De 2 Wezen | 16:00 - 19:00