The London based DJ and event host Max P speaks to us about why he is supporting our fundraising initiative MHF Live and why mental health awareness is so important to him.
Tell us why you are supporting MHF Live?
I want to spread awareness to men and women - young people especially - that you are not alone and seeking help is the best way forward.
Tell us about the event you are hosting for MHF Live…
I am hosting an artist showcase night of six talented musicians called CVRATORF3ST. It will take place at Zigfrid von Underbelly venue in Hoxton on Sunday 21st April, which is Easter weekend. Half of the money from tickets is going to the Mental Health Foundation. I believe money should be a tool to help people, not for personal gain.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
My mum played a lot of gospel music growing up, so it has stuck with me as an adult.
What does music do for your mental health?
Music soothes my mind and brings me to a point of peace.
Who is the musician who has most inspired you?
What makes you happy?
Family, music and reading.
What’s the best sound in the world? And the worst?
The best sound is music with live instruments. The worst sound for me, personally, is techo and drum and bass!
What song is in your head just now?
Tory Lanez - Pieces.
Please tell us about (and share) a piece of music that has had an impact on your mental health.
Lionel Peterson - Peace.
It’s a gospel song that I remember from childhood and when I am feeling lost or down, I play this song and it makes me feel better.
Max’s MHF Live event CVRATORF3ST takes place on Sunday 21st April at Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.
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