a new millennium
On the eve of the Millennium Max was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the ‘Welsh College of Music and Drama’. In that same year he was a recipient of the first ever Chancellors medal from Glamorgan University which he attended as a mining apprentice.
On March 1st 2005, Max was back on the television with a BBC St. David’s Day special, with Cerys Matthews from Catatonia as his special guest.
Later that year Max toured Australia, and performed in an unforgettable sell out concert at the Sydney Opera House. This was recorded Live for BBC Television. A special guest that night was a young unknown Katherine Jenkins, whose ambition at the time was to play that iconic venue.
Such was the popularity of the programme it was later released on DVD and nominated by the BBC for a BAFTA award. Another sell out British concert tour followed including 7 sell out concerts at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
In 2007 Max was voted by Red Dragon FM as Wales’ greatest living legend.
During the last Rugby World cup in France, Max recorded another television series entitled Max Boyce’s World Cup Journey, with Special comedy guests including Rob Brydon, Sue Jones of Little Britain and Gavin and Stacey fame.
Recently Max has recorded his 7th series of the radio program the Final Curtain. He has also completed a short British tour which included a date at the Colston Hall, Bristol with Special guests The World Famous Treorchy Male Voice Choir.