Massimo "Max" Pezzali (born 14 November 1967 in Pavia) was the principal singer and song writer of the pop rock group "883". In 2004, he released his first solo album "Il mondo insieme a te". The album was successful in Italy and since then Pezzali has remained a solo artist. Taking into account his solo work, as well as his work dating back to the 883 period, Max Pezzali has sold over 18 million albums, thereby becoming one of the most popular singers in the history of Italian music.
Max Pezzali was born on November 14, 1967 in Pavia, Italy. His parents owned a florist shop near the family home. During his high school years, Pezzali was held back for one year because he did not achieve the required passing grades. It was in this class that he met his friend and future band mate, Mauro Repetto. Pezzali and Repetto both shared a love for rock and roll music and it was this commonality that led them to the idea of starting a band. Together they went on holiday to the United States. During their stay they purchased a cheap synthesizer, a drumkit and some CDs, and upon their return to Pavia, immediately began writing music.