Born and bred in South London, Max Cyrus is a composer and producer aiming to change the narrative one step at a time.
2016 Cyrus was commissioned to produce Untitled, featuring Rodney P and Lanre Sulola. It featured on BBC Four documentary The Hip Hop World News. The single was written and produced by Max Cyrus at Metropolis Studios alongside Liam Nolan, and was selected for a special 7″ release on Record Store Day the following year. Cyrus went on to compose music for Simon Frederick’s Black Is The New Black which aired on BBC Two.
2017 Max Cyrus collaborated with choreographers Geni Lou & Pax for Breakin’ Convention, creating a mesmerising theatre piece entitled HANNAH. The piece portrays erased stories of women who have achieved significant milestones in history but have never been brought to light. It was performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
2019 Cyrus composed music for short film Blue Monday which was selected for the 2020 ScreenDance Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Richmond Dance Festival in Virginia, USA. His music also appeared on the documentary Killing Michael Jackson.
2020 Max Cyrus was commissioned to compose and produce a bespoke soundtrack to the documentary Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance. Following this, Cyrus produced music for Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny on Channel 4. On 22nd October 2020 co-wrote and narrated the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation short film Never Forget Stephen Lawrence.
2021 Cyrus contributes to the sound department in online theatre production Adventurous, commissioned by Jermyn Street Theatre.
2022 Max Cyrus releases The Uprise EP, featuring guest performances from legendary British soul singer Omar Lye-Fook and new gen rapper K Triggz. His composition work is featured on Idris Elba’s Fight School, aired on BBC Two.