Welcome to Marvelous Orchards. We make music here. I'm Marty J...

This site features the music of the bands I've been involved with over the years.

First and foremost:

The Jade Monkey which was my main band for fourteen years. 

The Suicide Tourists: My current and future rock band

Fashionably Great: a tongue in cheek glam/pop/hip hop band

The Grieving Tree: an acoustic singer/songwriter project

Marty J: instrumentals



Marty J

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New music

 Working on The Suicide Tourists first full length album. Almost done tracking vocals. Looks like early 2018. Have two songs left on my instrumental guitar album but I've been dragging my feet on them. Recorded a few more Grieving Tree songs for the slowly building album I'm doing one at a time as songs are written.

Oct 21, 2017 @ 4:03 AM | 0 comment(s)

65 Gems

 The site player now contains only 65 songs. I think that might about 60 more than anyone wants to hear but fuck it...

Jul 15, 2017 @ 5:33 AM | 35 comment(s)

Marty J returns

 More than halfway done with my instrumental guitar album. A good portion of very old songs, a few newer ones. My best attempt at the Satriani thing. Hopefully done Fall 2017ish

Jul 12, 2017 @ 3:52 PM | 0 comment(s)

New Suicide Tourists Album

 So I had plans to make a short Suicide Tourists EP before we dove into Space Apes or the Reckoning which are full length albums. Well that has now grown into it's own album. It's up to 11 songs right now and there's more for consideration. So there may be be a Suicide Tourists album, I'd be happy if it was done before 2018 but that all depends on Luis

Apr 29, 2017 @ 6:42 AM | 0 comment(s)

Monkey Skeletons

 After three long months at One Mind Music Studios John Campos and I have finished Monkey Skeletons which is a Grieving Tree EP of The Jade Monkey songs that I wrote by myself. I now have a recording of every song I ever wrote. With this The Grieving Tree phase 1 is finished. 60 songs. Mostly written between about 2001-2004 or so but a few scattered in the next 5 or so years after. Phase 2 started with Swan Song and Hooks. The new approach will be recording song by song eventually adding up to an album. Real happy to be at this point. Hope someone out there is listening...


Marty J

Apr 09, 2017 @ 6:44 AM | 0 comment(s)

Below is a stream of my music. I hope you enjoy it. You can click forwards or backwards.

All tracks by the Jade Monkey unless otherwise noted.