Mark Dodds (otherwise known as ‘max’) was a founding member and the singer/songwriter for the band ‘elements’, who released six CDs between 1997 and 2005. He also wrote and sang for two side units, ‘trace elements’ and ‘Alternate Symphony’, both of which also released CDs.

His first solo album “Songs From Crooked Pine”, is scheduled for release in autumn, 2012. The album is a collection of stories that at times intertwine in rivers, and cups and wine.

He is a Canadian based in Kyoto, Japan.