Once driven by his love of film, Maxim Vaga worked in movie and theater productions. He met Patti Smith on the set of Christoph Schlingensief's The Animatograph, and she reminded him of his other great passion, music. Shortly after, he embarked on a long journey through Greece, where he started to write and perform his own songs.
This was followed by concerts in New York, Montreal, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and his hometown Berlin, as well as joint concerts with Marlon Williams, Rhonda, L.A. Salami and Wyvern Lingo.
Although strongly influenced by the old blues legends and singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, Peter Green, and Terry Reid, Maxim Vaga is in no way stuck in the past. He also considers contemporary artists like Son Little, Lianne La Havas and The Black Keys to be of great inspiration.
Maxim Vaga performs solo as well as accompanied by his band. He is currently working on his debut album.