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 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 maybe 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...


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

Suicide Tourists Rising...

 The Suicide Tourists EP has grown to 8 songs with so far two collaborations with One Mind Music mastermind John Campos. Vocals have been laid down for two songs so far with more to come soon. Also working on this Grieving Tree EP in parallel. Lots of new music coming in the Spring. 

Suicide Tourists Rising...

Mar 14, 2017 @ 5:16 AM | 0 comment(s)

Hooks and new album approach

 I am working on the Grieving Tree versions of Jade Monkey songs EP. That will kind of represent an end to the old batch of Grieving Tree songs. Swan Song represents the beginning of the new era of the Grieving Tree (even though I thought it might be the last Grieving Tree song, hence the title). After Swan song I recorded Hooks another new song and moving forward I will record one song at a time as they are written eventually adding up to an album which will be compiled when there are enough songs. Maybe that's how albums are made in an iTunes world. I don't know but that's the plan for this band. I'm hoping to finish The Monkey Skeletons EP by spring sometime.

Feb 22, 2017 @ 11:22 PM | 0 comment(s)

Suicide Tourists Rising...

 Gonna work on a 6 song Suicide Tourists EP in 2017. 

Feb 12, 2017 @ 11:17 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.