The Green (band)
The Green performing in 2015
|Genres||Roots, Reggae, Hawaiian, Rock, Pop|
|Years active||2009– Present|
|Labels||Easy Star Records|
The Green is a reggae band formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii. Their sound blends dub-heavy roots reggae, smooth lovers' rock, contemporary pop and rock with indigenous Hawaiian musical/lyrical references.
Their self-titled debut album The Green was released in February 2010. The album's single "Love I" was the band's breakthrough single on Hawaiian radio. The album set a Billboard Reggae Chart record  by remaining on the chart for 69 straight weeks. The album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010 and finished the year as the No. 9 album on the 2010 Billboard's Year End Reggae Chart  alongside artists Rebelution, Matisyahu and Bob Marley.
Third album Hawaii 13 also topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, selling 4,960 copies in its first week of release.
The bands fourth and most recent studio album, Marching Orders, debuted at #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts and remained in the top 10 for over 18 consecutive weeks, regaining #1 spot 3 separate times. It was also awarded best reggae album at the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano awards.
The Green was one of the first Hawaiian reggae bands to tour extensively on the mainland, as well as going further afield to New Zealand, Japan and other locales as well as performing at acclaimed festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and California Roots Festival.
- Caleb Keolanui – lead vocals
- Ikaika Antone – keys, lead vocals
- JP Kennedy – guitar, lead vocals
- Zion Thompson – guitar, lead vocals
- Brad “BW” Watanabe – bass
- Jordan Espinoza – drums
- The Green (2010)
- Ways & Means (2011)
- Hawai‘i '13 (2013)
- Marching Orders (2017)
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- "The Green on New Album 'Marching Orders' & Hawaii's Unique Reggae Scene". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
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- "2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners". K5thehometeam.com. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-07-31.