RIP Maxie De Mello, musician and singer formerly with The Wheelers band from Melaka. Max was a good guitar player and had a soulful voice. I first saw him perform in the late 80’s with The Wheelers when they were performing at a hotel bar in my home town Muar. As a young lad back then, I was really inspired by his singing and he was one of my early influences to be a musician. His great rendition of Eddie Rabbit’s hits also prompted me to know and appreciate Country music. Here’s a pic of me and Max a few years later (early 90’s). I met him at the St. Paul’s Hill at Melaka where he was making a living as a busker musician. RIP Max. A good guy with a great talent.