Max Surban is a famous Cebuano novelty singer-songwriter from the Philippines. He is known as the King of Visayan song. His musical style is like story telling, with unique lyrics about the virtues of a simple rather than a rich lifestyle, and about social and political issues. Sometimes his words can be on silly side, but are always entertaining. Not many artists are as skilled at singing great songs that keep everyone's attention and often bring the house down with laughter. In addition to his rib-tickling novelty compositions, Max also entertains his audiences, young and old alike, with beautiful love songs.
Max composes and writes his own songs and, at the time of this writing, has made more than 35 albums. Many of his songs have earned Gold and Platinum Record Awards. He has recorded with several different companies including Universal Records, Vicor Recording Company, Alpha Records, and ABS-CBN Star Records. Some of his top selling albums are “Magparetoki”, “Gihidlaw na Intawon Ako [Mitulo na]”, “Dobol Trobol [with Yoyoy Villame]”, “Nabali ang Krismas Tri”, “Ballroom to D' Max” and “ Baleleng” (means sweetheart).
Max performs internationally in countries like the US, Canada, Australia, Norway, and Austria. To many who love his music, Max is and remains, the pride of the Cebuanos. He has truly won the hearts of the Visayan people.