by Chelsea DeVries
Max Schneider, maybe you’ve heard of him. If not, you’re in luck and you’ve consulted the right person as I became a Schneider Monkey (what fans of Max call themselves; a reference to Max’s love of monkeys) in June 2012, and knew one day soon he would really go far.
Max Schneider is an actor/singer from Woodstock, New York who started performing at the early age of three. He started out dancing on his coffee table and ended up dancing on a Broadway stage in the musical 13. After this, he was signed to a talent agent at the age of fourteen, and went on to appear on many different television appearances, including being featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign alongside Madonna.
He’s best known for (and what made me a fan) his work alongside Keke Palmer in the Nickelodeon musical movie, Rags. He was also a star of the musical Nickelodeon show How to Rock. Since then, he has been writing music and released two EPs, First Encounters in 2010, and Say Max in 2014. His music career took off when he started doing covers and posting them on Youtube. This and his acting career on Nickelodeon helped him catch the attention of Victoria Justice, who invited him to open for her on her Making It In America national tour.
His rise to fame came this year when he was simultaneously signed to DCD2 records, alongside labelmates Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and many notable others in the music world. He also released his first single from the label, “Gibberish” ft. Hoodie Allen. His music video for this track was used to promote the Youtube Music Awards.
Max can be currently seen on tour with Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa on the Boys of Zummer tour. You can follow him on Twitter at @MaxgSchneider and through his website http://saymaxohhh.com/. His tour schedule can be found at http://saymaxohhh.com/events.
One listen of Max singing anything and he will have you saying “Max!”