MAXX Factor, a Baltimore based quartet singing in the barbershop style, was formed in 2005. They are the 2011 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions. Other MAXX milestones include being named the 2009 Mid-Atlantic and 2009 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions as well as being selected as contestants on the very first season of NBC’s "The Sing-Off." Over the past ten years, MAXX Factor has been busy competing, performing and teaching barbershop style singing across the United States and internationally. They were invited to perform locally on the 2014 "The Sing-Off Live Tour." In 2015 they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, in Baltimore, MD.
Members: Molly Plummer, Leslie Wodday, Valerie Hadfield-Rasnake, Kim Hudson
MAXX Factor: MAXX Factor
"Once in awhile a group arises that both destroys the preconception of a genre while coming to define it for the public. MAXX Factor is such a group." - Deke Sharon. High praise indeed from the guru of contemporary a cappella and very well deserved. The only group to ever win both the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival and the Sweet Adeline national competitions the quartet has some of the tightest harmonies you will hear anywhere. This is a recording you will listen to over and over.
MAXX Factor: Maxx Sixx Pack
Baltimore, MD-based quartet Maxx Factor is on a major roll, being named the 2009 Harmony Sweeps National Champs in May, then going on to win the 2010 Third Place Sweet Adelines medals! Formed in 2004, this current foursome has only been singing together since 2007. "Maxx Sixx Pack" is a sampler EP that features six tunes, "It's a Brand New Day," a live cut from International competition "Listen To That Dixie Band," "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You," the live cut "Young And Foolish," "The Loneliest Girl In Town" and "What A Wonderful World." This is all great Sweet Adelines stuff on the highest level. As we recommend this recording, we remember listening to Maxx Factor's set at the Harmony Sweeps Finals. As they would nail one of their trademark unbelieveably sustained closing chords, we swear we would feel the hairs on the back of our neck stand up! Maxx Factor is a very special group, and you should forget about drinking and treat yourself to a Sixx Pack.
MAXX Factor: Out
More great harmonies by the 2011 Queens of Harmony and the 2009 Harmony Sweepstakes national champions.