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Maroon 5 band members

Member list of Maroon 5, an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The group originally formed in 1994 as Kara's Flowers with a line-up of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick.

In 2001, guitarist James Valentine joined and the band changed the name to Maroon 5.[1]

In 2006, Dusick departed the band and was replaced by Matt Flynn, originally a touring member from 2004 to 2006.

In 2010, PJ Morton auditioned to be a touring keyboardist and backing vocalist of Maroon 5 and joined the band. Morton became an official member when he filled-in for Jesse Carmichael (who took a temporary break from performing with the group to focus on his studies) from 2012 to 2014 and as Carmichael returned to the band in 2014, In 2016, multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar, who had been touring with the band since 2012, was announced as an official member. Since then, Maroon 5 is formally a seven-piece band.

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MembersEdit

CurrentEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
  Adam Levine 1994–present lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar all Maroon 5 releases and Kara's Flowers releases
  Jesse Carmichael 1994–2012, 2014–present (from 2012 to 2014, Carmichael had a break from performing with the band - he returned in time to record for their fifth studio album, V) keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals all Maroon 5 releases (except Overexposed (2012), wrote "Wasted Years" on Overexposed) and Kara’s Flowers releases
  Mickey Madden 1994–present bass all Maroon 5 releases and Kara’s Flowers releases
  James Valentine 2001–present lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals all Maroon 5 releases
  Matt Flynn 2006–present (a touring member from 2004 to 2006; replaced Ryan Dusick in 2006) drums, percussion As a touring member
As an official member
  • all Maroon 5 releases since 2006
  PJ Morton 2012–present (a touring member from 2010 to 2012; filled-in for Jesse Carmichael from 2012 to 2014) keyboards, backing vocals all Maroon 5 releases since 2012
  Sam Farrar 2016–present (a touring member from 2012 to 2016) rhythm and lead guitar, bass (occasionally), percussion, additional keyboards, backing vocals, turntables, samples and other special effects (MPC)
As an outside collaborator
As a touring member
  • Overexposed (2012) - producer and writer ("Ladykiller", "Fortune Teller" and "Tickets"), backing vocals, programming
  • V (2014) - backing vocals ("Unkiss Me" and "This Summer" - the latter song is from the 2015 re-release of V), programming
As an official member
  • all Maroon 5 releases since 2016

FormerEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
First on the left on the covers for "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning" Ryan Dusick 1994–2006 drums, percussion, backing vocals
As an official member
  • all Maroon 5 and Kara’s Flowers releases since 1994 to 2006
As an outside collaborator

Touring membersEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Tommy "Boom-Boom" King The Back to School Tour in 2009 keyboards, backing vocals Hands All Over (2010) - writer ("The Air That I Breathe")
  Adrian Young (from No Doubt) a few shows of the Back to School Tour in 2009 (filling-in for Matt Flynn) drums, percussion
Ryland Steen (from Reel Big Fish) a few shows of the Songs About Jane Tour (filling-in for Ryan Dusick before Matt Flynn) drums, percussion
Josh Day a few shows of the Songs About Jane Tour drums, percussion

Line-up historyEdit

1994–2001 as Kara's Flowers
2001–2006 as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • Ryan Dusick – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • James Valentine – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
2006–2012 as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Flynn – drums, percussion (replaced Ryan Dusick; a touring member from 2004 to 2006)
2012–2014 as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Flynn – drums, percussion
  • PJ Morton – keyboards, backing vocals (a touring member from 2010 to 2012; filled-in for Jesse Carmichael during his hiatus)
2014–2016 as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Flynn – drums, percussion
  • PJ Morton – keyboards, backing vocals
2016–present as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Flynn – drums, percussion
  • PJ Morton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Sam Farrar – keyboards, synthesizers, MPC, guitar, percussion, backing vocals, occasional bass guitar (a touring member from 2012 to 2016)

TimelineEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Kara's Flowers". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 31, 2012.