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Carmichael at Red Rocks on November 29, 2007
|Birth name||Jesse Royal Carmichael|
|Born||April 2, 1979|
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Labels||J, A&M/Octone, 222, Interscope|
Jesse Royal Carmichael (born April 2, 1979) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Carmichael also has a solo project called 1863.
Life and career
Carmichael was born in Boulder, Colorado, United States. His father, Bob Carmichael, is a photographer, who also takes pictures during Maroon 5's tours. Jesse has a younger sister, Annie. He first started playing the guitar in junior high, rather than the keyboards (for which he is known in the band Maroon 5). Some time later, Carmichael, along with Adam Levine, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, started a band called Kara's Flowers and signed a recording contract with Reprise Records. In 1997, they released their debut (and only) album, The Fourth World. The album found little success and, after the demise of the group, Carmichael and Levine attended Five Towns College. While in college, Carmichael began to play the keyboards. However, two years later, Levine and Carmichael dropped out and headed back to California.
All of the Kara's Flowers members eventually met up and formed Maroon 5, with the addition of guitarist, James Valentine.
On March 9, 2012, Carmichael was announced to take a break from playing in Maroon 5, for an undetermined amount of time to focus more on his studies of "music and the healing arts" (spiritual healing). However, on October 10, 2012, he confirmed that he would be returning to the band after they complete their Overexposed Tour (just 3 days later, the first part of the tour ended on October 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia). He will rejoin in time for the band to record their fifth studio album V (2014).
Carmichael’s father, Bob Carmichael is a professional photographer. He joined several tours of Maroon 5 for photography.
Carmichael is living with his wife and their son.
|2012||Speak to Me in Poetry||DJ|
|2016||A Journey to Guatemala in 360||Himself||Also director|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Himself||Episode: "Forgive and Forget"|
|2004||Room Raiders||Himself||Episode: "Spring Break: Maroon 5"|
|MTV Cribs||Himself||Episode: "July 27, 2004"|
|2008||CSI: NY||Himself||Episode: "Page Turner"|
|2011||Top Chef Masters||Himself||Episode: "I'm with the Band"|
|2010||Palm Trees & Power Lines||Himself||3 episodes|
|2018||Sugar||Himself||Episode: "Maroon 5 surprise a teen for the party of the year."|
|2019||Thrive||Short film; also executive producer|
|TBA||No Man's Land||Short film|
As a solo artist, 1863
- EP Four Songs (2012)
As a featured artist
|"Home"||2010||Ry Cuming||Ry Cuming|
As a producer
- Sara Bareilles; Careful Confessions (2004) – "Come Round Soon"