In 1994, a group of four high school students had a crush on a girl named Kara. Fueled by this shared crush, they named their newly formed band, Kara’s Flowers. Three unsuccessful albums later, the band remained until after their 1999 album which had no significant impact that could see them into the limelight. In 2001, Kara’s Flower was back, but this time it was under the name Maroon 5.

Many years later the band had come to be recognized as one of the best bands in the world with millions of albums sold, multiple Grammys in the bag, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and many other accomplishments.

Although it was Adam Levine that many came to know that Maroon 5 still has other very important members, some of whom have been in place since the formation of the group in the early 90s. the path, the group also has others.

Members of Maroon 5

Your gut tells you that maroon 5 is a group of 5, but it’s not. The group actually has 6 members and sometimes they get to 7.

1. Adam Levine

Born March 18, 1979, Levine is the band’s leader and lead singer. He was one of the 4 founding members of the original band in 1994 and insisted he would never have a solo career despite being featured in several songs.

The singer married Behati Prinsloo in 2014 and the couple are now blessed with two children.

2. Mickey Madden

Born May 13, 1979 to Michael Allen Madden, he is the bassist of Maroon 5 and is one of the founders of Kara’s Flowers.

Somehow he managed to escape too much attention, although he was arrested on cocaine charges in 2016 but accepted a community service deal. Even though he is unmarried, he has dated a number of women in the past.

3. Jesse Carmichael

Another band member who has been around since 1994, Jesse was born on April 2, 1979. Apart from being the band’s guitarist and playing keyboards, Jesse also writes songs.

In 2012, he took a break from the band to study music and healing arts. Around this time he also pursued a solo career, which led to his release of Four Songs album as 1863. In 2014 he was back to the band in time for the release of his highly successful Overexposed album. He is not married but he is in a relationship.

4. James Valentine

The first person to become a member of Maroon 5James Valentine, who was a member of the first flower of Kara’s Flower, joined the group in 2001, before the name was changed. He is the guitarist of the pop-rock band.

Prior to joining the band, he had played guitar with several other bands since 1996: Montag, Kid Quarkstar, Mondello and Happy Dog. He also performed for artists like Jenny Lewis and John Mayer in 2006, JJAMZ in 2012, PJ Morton in 2013 and The Yellow River Boys also in 2013.

James Burgon Valentine was born on October 5, 1978. The guitarist is not married.

5. Matt Flynn

After a wrist injury forced Ryan Dusick out of the band in 2006, Matt Flynn became the band’s newest member to serve as drummer. Previously he had played in different bands: The B-52’s, Chicago, Gavin DeGraw and Gandhi.

Flynn was born on May 23, 1970 and is married to Heidi Ford with whom he has two children.

6. PJ Morton

He joined the band in 2012, but before that he had been a part of it as a touring member since 2010 as a keyboardist. After Jesse Carmichael took a hiatus from the band, he became an official member and has been on all of the band’s albums since, even after Jesse returned.

Born Paul Morton Jr. on March 29, 1981, to a preacher father, PJ is also a record producer and has a solo career that has seen him release 4 albums since 2005. His last two albums are New Orleans (2013) and Gumbo . (2017). He is married to Kortni Morton.

7. Sam Farrar

Also a record producer, Sam was born on June 29, 1978. He became a member of Maroon 5 in 2016. Previously, he was part of the pop group from 2012 to 2016 as a touring member. The band’s lead guitarist, he also played for Phantom Planet before the rock band went on indefinite hiatus. He has also performed for Operation Aloha, Bubble and Strife and Jasmine Ash.

The guitarist is married to Stéphanie Eitel with whom he has two children. a daughter and a son.

Ryan Dusick He is the 4th member of Kara’s Flower and he moved from the band to Maroon 5, but he left in 2006. Previously he was the band’s drummer.