was a country music
band founded in 1989 in Miami, Florida
, United States
. Between 1991 and 2003 they recorded six studio albums, in addition to charting 14 singles on the Billboard
country charts. Their highest-peaking American single was 1996's "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down", a collaboration with accordionist Flaco Jiménez
After the band split up in 2003, lead singer Raul Malo
became a solo artist. Robert Reynolds has released two solo EPs, 'Audrey In A Dream' & 'The Wintersky Works', co-founded a 'sort-of-supergroup' called SWAG - releasing the album Catchall, and performs with fellow member Paul Deakin in various groups.
Raul Malo met bassist Robert Reynolds at a record store in Florida and discovered they had similar musical tastes (such as Hank Williams
, Johnny Cash
and Patsy Cline
). Reynolds persuaded his friend Paul Deakin to join them on drums and by the late 1980s they had added guitarist Ben Peeler and were performing as the Mavericks. Writing much of the material, and being a versatile singer, Raul Malo was a driving force behind the band.
They began playing their own material in rock clubs in the Miami area, as country venues tended to only want bands that played covers. Malo wrote all the material for their 1991 debut album, The Mavericks
In 1991, the band was signed by MCA Nashville and their first major label release, From Hell to Paradise
, debuted in 1992. Guitarist Ben Peeler was replaced by David Lee Holt,... Read More