Relax with Max

The Night Cat Proudly Presents...

Relax with Max

8:00pm, Sat 20 July, 2024
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The Night Cat Proudly Presents for its 30th Birthday Celebrations

Relax with Max

Relax With Max are a ten piece Melbourne outfit formed in 1984 by band leader Max Vella. The group presents a unique blend of funk, soul and afro-beat, along with elements of R&B and gospel. Relax with Max are notorious for their high-energy live performances and their ridiculously entertaining ability to get the crowd moving. The band consists of a selection of high calibre musicians including an explosive rhythm section, percussion and a four piece horn section.

Relax with Max have developed a strong following over years of live performances, appealing to a large and diverse fan-base. The band gained a reputation for packing out venues including St Kilda's Esplanade Hotel in which they occupied a 10 year residency to packed audiences through the late 80's/early 2000’s

From 2003 until 2016 Relax with Max took residency at The Night Cat Fitzroy playing to capacity crowds

Relax with Max has performed to crowds exceeding 90,000 at the MCG in the mid 90's as well as lending support for several international artists including Wilson Picket, Maxi Priest, The Chimes and The Commitments. More recently, the group has shared the stage with Seun Kuti's Egypt 80 band at Fitzroy's 'The Night Cat'. Several of the band's past members include well-known Australian musicians Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), James Black (Mondo Rock/RocKwiz), Greg Ham (Men at Work), Gary Young (Daddy Cool) and Lance Ferguson (Bamboos).

We acknowledge that this event will be held on Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nation and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.



Set times are subject to change.
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Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.


We ask that all patrons exercise common sense and hygiene practices while in the venue.

Hand sanitiser is available at point of entry and throughout the venue.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.