Maxwell Harrison

Session Guitarist & Composer

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I'm an established multi-instrumentalist and composer who's played with artists such as Halsey, Kitten, EERA, Psychic Love, Veronica Bianqui, and Glass Diamond (London). Educated in the UK where I studied music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, I most recently worked for BBC Music in London.

Maxwell Harrison Ratzky is an American-born musician and composer best known for his extensive work with various bands throughout the US and UK. He's established himself as a sought after multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording with artists such as Halsey, EERA, Psychic Love, Kitten, Overjoy, Veronica Bianqui, and Glass Diamond. As a composer he's written works for film, media, and the concert hall.

Proficient in guitar, piano, bass, and percussion, Ratzky's style is often described as haunting and restrained; emphasising dark tones and colours. As a guitarist, he's known for using effects pedals to achieve unique sound worlds and for advocating a less is more approach.

A graduate of the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in England, he also studied composition at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance with composers Soosan Lolavar, Deirdre Gribbin, and Dominic Murcott.

He splits his time between Los Angeles and London.

Recent Works

BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Session with American pop vocalist Halsey (2018)

‘Pent-Up’ composed for the Smith Quartet and performed in London (2018)

‘Darkest Blue’ featuring Norwegian singer-songwriter EERA (2017)

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GenresSounds Like
  • Radiohead
  • PJ Harvey
  • Halsey
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Vox AC30
  • Delays
  • Reverbs.
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