Since forming on O'ahu, Hawai'i, in 2009, The Green has become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes (2010, for their self-titled debut), four coveted Na Hoku Hanohano awards in their native Hawai'i (2014, including Group of the Year, Reggae Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), and three #1 Billboard Reggae chart debuts, along with charting on the Billboard Top 200. Not bad for a band that was formed by six members of Hawai'i's tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have some fun.
The Green was one of the first Hawaiian reggae bands to tour extensively on the mainland, as well as going further afield to New Zealand, Japan and other locales. Before becoming a headliner on their own, the band supported bands like Rebelution, Iration, SOJA, Bruno Mars, and Damian Marley, as well as performed at acclaimed festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and California Roots Festival.
The Green's fourth studio album, Marching Orders, was released in late 2017, via longtime label partner Easy Star Records. It continues the group's steady march to the top ranks of their genre and beyond, with critics calling it "innovative" and "imaginative." Debuting at #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, it remained in the top 10 for over 18 consecutive weeks, regaining #1 spot 3 separate times. It was also awarded best reggae album at the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano awards.