Sons of Maxwell blend original music & the best holiday standards on their brand new CD! Christmas Super Deluxe, released in November 2012.
Don & Dave Carroll began their music career in University when they started a singing duo and they have not slowed down since. With much dedication and spirit, the 'Don and Dave Show' evolved into the ECMA award-winning band Sons of Maxwell (S.O.M.). The band's namesake comes from their father Max.
Dave Carroll has written, recorded and released over 40 original songs on the band's ten CDs, shared in multiple nominations and awards and the band has toured North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
S.O.M.’s energetic performances are highlighted by a great sense of humour, their signature harmonies and original Pop-Folk songs. The strength of the duo is built upon its diversity. The fact is, what sets them apart has also made them so popular with such a broad spectrum of people. They have done prolific work and have developed a large, dedicated fan base. Sons of Maxwell have been nominated for 5 East Coast Music Awards and have won 2 ECMA’s (one in 2006 with Sunday Morning for Country Album of the year and in 2002 with Among the Living for Roots Traditional Group of the year).
Along with their long and successful joint career in S.O.M both the Carroll brothers have individual musical interests. Dave released his first solo album 'Perfect Blue' in 2008 and 'Raincoat in Vegas' in 2012. Don has followed his love of jazz standards, putting together a swing band and also released an album of his own, 'Valentine Delivered.'
Most recently, the band's talent was introduced to millions when Dave Carroll's 2009 anthem 'United Breaks Guitars’ became a worldwide sensation. The song chronicled Dave's experience in the customer service process with United Airlines. His creative use of social media to share that message as an Independent Musician, has reached over 150 million people. As the #1 most watched YouTube Music Video in the world in July 2009, United Breaks Guitars has been called ‘one of the most important [videos] in Google’s history,’ and became a metaphor for change and innovation.
The United Breaks Guitars trilogy has awakened companies everywhere to the importance of focusing on the customer and on delivering exceptional customer experience.
Dave has been featured in major news media around the world (including ABC’s ‘The View,’ ABC’s 20/20, CNN, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wall Street Journal & BBC to name a few). Several case studies and book references about United Breaks Guitars have been published including one’s by Harvard Business School, University of Toronto and a Thesis by Allison Soule for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On February 16th, 2011, Dave Carroll and United Breaks Guitars were featured as part of a question/answer on the hit show Jeopardy.
Dave has testified (and sung) on Capitol Hill in Washington, delivered keynotes at Columbia University’s Brite Conference, TedX Hoboken, NewComm Forum, Mesh Conference, Atlantic Brand Confabulation (with Gene Simmons), SXSW Interactive, The Power of PR CPRS Conference, G-Force Prague, G-Force Melbourne & other significant customer service & corporate events (including for RightNow Technologies & Sandvik Coromant).
In May, 2012 Dave Carroll wrote a book about his customer experience called, “United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media”, published by Hay House Publishing. Whether you are a guitarist, a baggage handler, or a boardroom executive, this book will entertain you and remind you that we are all connected, that each of us matters, and that we all have a voice worth hearing.
In 2010 Dave's song and video 'Everyday Heroes' was released on 911Song.com. In a world where broken promises are commonplace, when it counts most, there are people willing to help strangers because they gave their word that they would. The essence of 'Everyday Heroes' is about these individuals keeping their promise to respond, regardless of who is in need or the unknown risks that may await the First Responders. As a volunteer firefighter himself for 5 years, Dave wrote ‘Everyday Heroes’ after being challenged by a friend to honour those who answer the call.
Often called 'the nicest guys in the business' Don and Dave continue to deliver high energy quality entertainment that is both relevant and accessible to live music fans of all ages. With a large and loyal fan base and several industry awards behind them, they continue to record and tour music halls, theaters and festivals.