Maxwell Harrison Ratzky is an American-born musician and composer best known for his extensive work with various bands throughout the U.S. and U.K. He's established himself as a sought after multi-instrumentalist, touring and recording with artists such as Psychic Love, Kitten, Glass Diamond, Wet Mouth, Emily Gold, Overjoy, and We Should Be Dead. 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, Ratzky also holds a postgraduate in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

He lives in London.


Photographs by Vianne Robitaille.