Max Mies was one of the four members of the former boyband FOURCE from 2017 until the end of 2022. In that same year, he also participated in The Voice Kids. Previously, he played a leading role in the musicals ‘Waanzinnig Gedroomd’ and Pinocchio.
Max Mies (2003) grew up in Roosendaal in a family that fully supported his desire to sing, dance, and act. This led him to the musical ‘Waanzinnig Gedroomd’, in which he toured the country with, among others, Jannes Heuvelmans. In the following season, he played the title role in Pinocchio the Fairytale Musical alongside Jannes Heuvelmans.
In 2017, Max took the plunge and auditioned for The Voice Kids, making it to The Battles. He decided to follow the coaches’ advice and continue singing. His next step turned out to be a golden move: he signed up for the Junior Songfestival (AVROTROS, NPO Zapp).
Max was brought together by the producers with Ian Kuyper, Jannes Heuvelmans, and Niels Schlimback, and they formed the boyband FOURCE from that moment on. The boys won the national final and were able to represent the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia, with their song ‘Love Me’, where they finished in 4th place.
Since then, Max and FOURCE have achieved many successes, including 25 number-one hits in the Kids Top 20, many tens of millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube, 5 sold-out concerts for thousands of fans in venues such as 013 and Ahoy, their own theater tour with 32 shows, performances at various festivals and in a whole range of TV programs, their own merchandise line with over 100 different items in total, and awards including a Zapp Award and a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
For the boys of FOURCE, 2022 was the last year of their joint career. After five and a half years, they closed the chapter with a grand symphonic Christmas concert in the Brabanthallen on December 11, under the title Symphonic Christmas.
In addition to FOURCE, Max has completed a vocational training in acting and also works as an actor, including a guest role in seasons 8 and 9 of the TV series Brugklas on NPO Zapp and the educational online series #vergeefjemij by Verus.