Malado! also know as Malado Music formed in the year of 2008 to compete in a onetime talent show. Soon after the the talent show the band leaders Joshua Dodds and Gary Smith wanted to continue on and expanded by adding other member to consist as a full live band. Malado's music style stems from the roots of gospel, R&B, Hiphop, Neo-soul, Jazz, and more. Every member of the band can play drums and keys. Malado has won two Battle of the Bands at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. They have played along side the like of, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, All Time Low, and more. Malado continues to strive to give a good performance at any show no matter the venue.