Inspired by the wave of women breaking in to the pop rock scene in the late 70's, Kim found her home in music, singing lead in several bands, including Summit, Afterglow and Cowgirl. She identifies with singer-songwriter material, preferring songs infused with humor and angst.
After playing together in the now-defunct indie band, Cowgirl, Max and Kim joined forces in creating Noble Hicks, an acoustic duo fueled by Max's harmony-driven songwriting etched with whimsical wordplay. Noble Hicks has performed at Berkeley's Cafe Trieste, The Roos in Oakland, Panama Red in Concord and at local nonprofit fundraisers.
Max was a founding member of the Doilies, “the most underrated pop/folk/funk/fusion band of the 90’s” according to cheapsurrealism.com. The East Bay Express called the Doilies' music “bouncy, melodic…full of folksy accordion, harmonica, cheery yodels, sweet harmonies and singer/guitarist Max Michel’s rambling, offbeat lyrics.” The Doilies released two albums, “3 Legged Dog” in 1996 and the critically acclaimed “Porch Scriptures” in 2000. They performed on KALX, on Berkeley Community Access’ “XTV” program, and at the Starry Plough, the Henry Miller Library, Borders Books, the Stork Club, Hotel Utah, the Last Day Saloon, and at countless other dives and parties throughout the Bay Area. Max first met Kim at informal jams that morphed into local band Cowgirl and later into Noble Hicks.
It's important to stay true to your roots. See us perform live in venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our January 5 show at Cafe Triestein Berkeley. We had a wonderful time playing for you with fiddle player, Rebecca Kaplan, and an encore has been demanded! Date will be listed here when confirmed.
Our "Noblesse Oblige" CD has finally dropped! Grab one at our next gig for your listening pleasure!
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