Marina Orchestra is the New Orleans based worldbeat-rock outfit complete with a blaring brass section, swinging back-up singers, churning polyrhythms and sweet melodies that will stick with you. While listening, you might be reminded of classic West-African guitar bands, Caribbean vocal harmonies, and good old fashioned Rock n’ Roll. It’s all expertly crafted into original compositions written by guitarist and lead-vocalist Justin Powers and brought to life with a little help from his friends.
Dedicated to bringing feel-good music to the masses, Marina Orchestra has been operating since 2010 releasing albums “Take on the Silence” (2011), “Oceans” (2014) and EP “Wildlands” (2016). A recent series of singles has been their latest effort with "Mistake", “Where There’s Life” (2018) and "Before You Walk Away" (2017) which was named top 5 singles on the WWOZ New Orleans Music show in 2017.
Powers, a Chicago-area native, launched the project while residing in Knoxville, TN. In 2015 the act relocated to New Orleans, LA. Along the way they have appeared at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Secret Stages Festival and have shared the stage with Sierra Leonne's Refugee All-Stars, Rusted Root, Future Islands, Peelander Z, Leo Nocentelli and Deacon John Moore.