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Maroon Town
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United Kingdom
   
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1 time in the Global Top 40
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After over 30 years of recording and performing, it's a huge honour to have our latest single "Bullit (Proof Mix)" be one of the mighty Craig Charles' (BBC Radio 6) best tracks of 2023.

When the 8-piece Maroon Town first started out 30 years ago, they were the first ska band to begin mixing ska and reggae with rap, funk, and Latin to produce a fresh new sound with conscious and uplifting lyrics. Their first album and singles were produced by John Bradbury of The Specials. These recordings propelled the group to get the attention of the international music community and led to extensive touring in Europe, Japan, and South America.

A long-standing relationship with the British Council saw Maroon Town perform in over 15 countries, from Kosovo to Tajikistan and from Brazil to Brunei, playing in theatres, festivals, schools, community centres, universities, and even prisons.

Songs have been synced to major Hollywood films, the band became the recipient of the UK's biggest sponsorship deal for an independent band with £100k from Dr. Martens, and 27 inmates broke out of a Jamaican prison hours after a performance inside the jail! There are too many tales to tell here. But the same high jinks, drama, and excitement are integral to the live performances where audiences experience what it's like to be truly and gloriously alive, to be reminded of the innocence and spontaneity of pure childlike unadulterated play and exuberance!

Still at the cutting edge of creativity, their latest album "Freedom Sound," produced by Argentinian keyboard player Natalio Faingold, was released on the Spanish label 'Brixton Records' in 2020. The album blends conscious reggae, jazz, big beat ska, as well as an up-tempo ska collaboration with renowned Basque Country reggae, rock, and ska singer Fermin Muguruza. (Spain, particularly Catalonia and the Basque Country, has long been a touring destination for the band).
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