Max Raabe (born Matthias Otto, December 12, 1962, Lünen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German singer. He is best known as the founder and leader of the Palast Orchester.
Raabe first performed in the USA in Los Angeles in 2004. In 2005, he performed his first concert in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and returned for subsequent engagements with the Palast Orchester in 2007 and 2010.
In 2011, Raabe produced an album, Küssen kann man nicht alleine (You cannot kiss alone), with former new-wave musician and producer Annette Humpe, who also wrote the lyrics. His latest album, also with Humpe, is Für Frauen ist das kein Problem (“It’s no problem for women”), released in 2013.