Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar.
Original members Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and drummer Ryan Dusick first came together as Kara’s Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school. The band self-released an album called We Like Digging?, then signed to Reprise Records and released the album The Fourth World in 1997. After the album garnered a tepid response, the band parted ways with the record label and the members attended college.
Jameer Kharkongor (Vocals)
A highly experienced and talented musician, with the ability of casting a musical spell over the audience. Musically talented performer with strong vocals and guitar chops – Great singing and instrument playing ability. Passionate about music with the natural ability to adjust own style to suit different music. A quick learner who is always open to learn new styles, having good coordination with other musicians.
Arjun Shrivatsan (Keyboard)
Arjun has been playing keyboard for several years and producing several artists in Pune. He plays with Pune based rock bands ‘The June Tom Influence’ and Studmuffin. His interests range from blues, rock and roll, funk to ambient, post rock, chill out, electro to fusion genres.
Savio Passanah (Lead Guitar)
Savio Passanah is the lead guitarist and composer with Pune based Rock band ‘The June Tom Influence’. He is also a sessions player with other bands and individual artiste’s/musicians. Apart from composing his own music and playing guitar for professional recordings, jingles and shows, He is also a well known guitar teacher in the city having taught and trained many students.
Rishi Rai (Bass Guitar)
Rishi loves to groove beyond passion. He has been a distinctive voice on the electric bass guitar ever since he entered the Indian rock scene for over a decade and has performed all across the country with various bands. He has also been the founding member of Pune`s notable band Silver. Listens to a whole lotta blues, soul, reggae, jazz, hip hop, afro crash boom bang music (too many to name) and of course loves collaborating with new musicians to create something unique and fresh in nature.
Alex Coutinho (Drums)
A perfectionist at heart, Alex Coutinho was introduced to music at the age of 8 by his father, who runs a music school by the name Dreams Music Academy in Pune. Unlike most boys of his age, Alex grew up listening to classical music and playing the Tabla. But his love for music transcends into another universe when he sits behind the drum sets, allowing his passion to rule him. Listing his influences as Indian Ocean, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Textures, Motherjane, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Deep Purple and R. D. Burman, Alex has cultivated a style that is groove- heavy and dynamic. Alex has been a proud drummer of Pluvium, Thikscinned, Alif and has collaborated with various artists and has been teaching drums at his father’s music school for seven years now. Simple man with wishful thinking, Alex continues to learn and evolve as one of the best drummers in Pune.
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