Saturday, August 28, 2010

Marooned in Memphis

Maroon 5 played Memphis last night, bringing their version of pop rock to the Mud Island Amphitheater. This six-member band consists of a drummer, two keyboardists, a bass player, a lead guitarist and a rhythm guitarist/singer.

Lead singer Adam Levine, also the song writer for the group, has an amazing voice. He played the guitar on perhaps half of the songs they performed, but just concentrated on vocals on the others. He was active and moved around, using the whole stage. There was no doubt that he related well with the audience.

This Los-Angeles-based band performed as a regular rock band (some might classify their music as alternative rock), but in the middle they slowed things down and did more of an acoustic set. They had a terrific light show.

Maroon 5 tours more than most rock bands, and it showed in how polished their act was. They played about 90 minutes.

The audience was predominantly young, but there were also geezers um geriatric some fans who could be classified as more mature.

This group has been popular for just about 11 years. You can read more about them on Wikipedia if you click here.

Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.


  1. I saw Maroon5 when they were the opening act for the Counting Crows / John Mayer tour back in the 2003-04 timeframe. This was just a few months before their first album, Songs About Jane, hit the charts. Even then, I thought they put on a great show, despite only having time to perform maybe 7 or 8 songs. I may need to catch them again when they hit Minneapolis later this year.

  2. Your shots sure bring out their energy!