Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1994–2001 as Kara's Flowers, 2002–present as Maroon 5
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Funk Rock
Maroon 5 is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. While they were in high school, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Kara's Flowers and released an album “The Fourth World” in 1997. After a tepid response to the album, the band parted with their record label and attended college. In 2001, the band regrouped and added guitarist James Valentine to the lineup, and pursued a new direction under the name Maroon 5. Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records and recorded “Songs About Jane” in 2002. In 2003, their debut single "Harder to Breathe" was well receiv...
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