This is a band with a story like no other. Can you name any other group who, without the backing of a major label, have toured the world several times. Won the largest ever sponsorship deal for an unsigned act? Who have had their music featured in two Hollywood Blockbuster films (Antonio Banderas’ hit movie “Take the Lead and “ “Fools Gold”)? Who have played to 90 million viewers live on Brazilian TV? And in 2017 they are back, stronger and hungrier than ever.
Maroon Town formed in Brixton, London, by two childhood pals, fuses the spirituality, and cinematic sound of classic ska with contemporary street rap and a cheeky slice of Latin funk. This eight-piece explosion of ska, rap and brassy dub has been tearing up audiences around the world for thirty years – and they’re hungrier than ever. They have played across the world from Kosovo to Kyrgyzstan, had number one tracks and extensive radio play around the globe including songs like “Fire”, “Pound to the Dollar”, “Cumbia Infernal”, “Ya Ya Lemme Tell Dem”
Members past and present have also played with Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Maxi Jazz, The Streets, Dub Pistols, Freestylers, The Heatwave and Mika among others.