List of Maroon 5 band members

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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 came back to the band in 2014, the latest (and current) line-up was made (it is also the first Maroon 5 line-up that consists of six official members).

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Adam Levine Adam Levine 1994–present lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar all Maroon 5 releases and The Fourth World (1997) by Kara's Flowers-
Jesse Camichael 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 The Fourth World (1997)
Mickey Madden Mickey Madden 1994–present bass guitar all Maroon 5 releases and The Fourth World (1997)
James Valentine James Valentine 2001–present lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals all Maroon 5 releases
Matt Flynn Matt Flynn 2006–present (a touring member from 2004 to 2006; replaced Ryan Dusick in 2006) drums, percussion all Maroon 5 releases (except Songs About Jane (2002) and 1.22.03.Acoustic (2004))
PJ Morton PJ Morton 2012–present (a touring member from 2010 to 2012; filled-in for Jesse Carmichael from 2012 to 2014) keyboards, backing vocals Overexposed (2012), V (2014)

Former[edit]

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

Touring members[edit]

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Sam Farrar Sam Farrar (from Phantom Planet) 2012–present guitars, bass guitar (occasionally), percussion, additional keyboards, backing vocals, turntables, samples and other special effects (MPC)
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 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 history[edit]

1994–2001 as Kara's Flowers
2001–2006 as Maroon (for a short time in 2001) and Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • Ryan Dusick – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • James Valentine – lead guitar, backing vocals
2006–2012 as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Jesse Carmichael – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead 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, rhythm guitar
  • Mickey Madden – bass guitar
  • James Valentine – lead 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–present as Maroon 5
  • Adam Levine – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, 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

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

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