Michael Maxx, bass player, started playing guitar and bass at an early age, and by his teens was playing in several bands and becoming an in demand bass player and performer throughout Louisiana. Michael was the original bass player for Lillian Axe, and has been in several major local acts: Gunslinger, Circle Of Light and Oz, as well as his own project, Powershrine.
Mike was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame, along with the other members of Lillian Axe.
When Guy and Steve were forming Sledgehammer, they knew they needed power and precision and Mike was the first and only pick for a bass player. With his long hair whipping around, his stage presence is something to behold.