After drumming for the past 20 years in the Big Apple, Marcus is excited to be back in Frankfurt. As a 16 year old, Marcus started drumming around Frankfurt in US clubs, backed up by the occasional shift as a cab driver.
After moving to New York in 1998, Marcus was active in NYC’s vibrant East Village singer-songwriter and hip hop scene while living the first years in a windowless back room of a drum shop. Marcus soon played with a variety of bands and artists such as Blue Man Group, Chubby Checker (“The Twist”), Reverend Vince Anderson, and Steve Borgovini (Fun Lovin’ Criminals).
Getting deeper involved with Blue Man Group and drumming on commercials for General Motors or Anheuser Busch, Marcus began splurging on an apartment in Brooklyn (this time with windows, and with Norah Jones living next door) and on private drum lessons with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.
In 2017, after fullfilling his 3rd (and final) assignment aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Marcus retired from the classified EOS space program and relocated to Frankfurt, Germany, where he is keen to play in the widest possible range of styles.