David Maxwell “Max” Middleton was born 4 August 1946 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. After being introduced to Beck by bassist Clive Chaman during 1970, he played keyboards on the third Jeff Beck Group album ‘Rough and Ready’ and the fourth Jeff Beck Group also known as the ‘Orange Album’. He went on to record ‘Blow by Blow’ and ‘Wired’ with Jeff Beck before moving on to record and tour with Nazareth, Hummingbird, Streetwalkers, Chris Rea, Annette Peacock, Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and singer-songwriter John Martyn. For Kate Bush, he played Fender Rhodes on the songs Babooshka, Blow Away (For Bill), The Wedding List, Breathing, and Egypt; Minimoog on the song Egypt; and wrote the string arrangement for the Martin Ford Orchestra on the songs Blow Away (For Bill) and The Wedding List.
Middleton released the smooth jazz album ‘Land of Secrets’ (2003) and became a member of Snowy White & The White Flames in 2005. In 2009, 2010 and 2013 he played with Mick Taylor’s band. Further solo releases were ‘One Thousand Sails’ (2010) and ‘Two Cranes’ (2013).