Max Tucker is a drummer and producer living in New York City. He 

has lived in New York for eleven years, moving after High School from 

Northern California to attend the New School University Jazz Program 

from which he received a BFA in 2004. In Northern California Max 

studied with Josh Jones and Eddie Marshall. At the New School Max 

studied with Andrew Cyrill, Charlie Persip, Jane Ira Bloom, and Cecil

McBee. Also at The New School Tucker met his mentor, Michael Carvin 

with whom he still studies today. After college Max began playing with 

many different bands; most notably the afro-pop group, Asiko and the 

Jaik Miller Band, with whom he toured the Northeast extensively. Max 

also played with the brass gospel band, McCullough Son’s of Thunder 

with whom he did tours of Sweden and Morroco and played at Carnegie 

Hall (opening for Antony and the Johnsons) and Monterey Jazz Festival 

(opening for Bonnie Raitt). From August of 2007 to February of 2009, 

Tucker was the drummer for the band Francis and the Lights. With that 

band he recorded a double-sided single released as vinyl for Cantora 

records and 2 full-length records for Normative Music Company. Also 

with Francis And The Lights, Tucker headlined several sold-out shows at 

the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom in NYC as well as opening for 

the band MGMT at their 2008 Halloween show in Brooklyn. 

He spent 2009 and the early part of 2010 with the NYC band 

Wakey!Wakey!, appearing at SXSW and on the season finale of “One Tree 

Hill." Tucker now resides in Brooklyn and plays in the band Dinowalrus 

with whom he has played many shows in the New York greater area as well 

as touring with Titus Andronicus at the end their 2011 tour. 

Dinowalrus' 2012 record, ‘Best Behavior” received a 7/10 rating from 

Pitchfork. Their new record, 'Fairweather' hit the shelves in September of


In late 2013 Tucker began producing original electronic music.He has 

released music under his own name as well as under the moniker "Weird 

HappYness - a collaboration with Malik Ameer. Max has also recently been 

hired to score a number of "in-house" videos for PricewaterhouseCoopers.