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, EERA, Overjoy, Glass Diamond, Emily Gold, Veronica Bianqui, Wet Mouth, 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 studied composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance with Soosan Lolavar, Deirdre Gribbin, and Dominic Murcott.

He lives in London.


Photographs by Vianne Robitaille.