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My Birthplace City
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CHICAGO !!!

1960- Born in Chicago, Il. on 7/19
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1972- Began playing the drums thanks to the urging of my
           Uncle, Peter Cromwell ( an excellent Bassist / Guitarist. )
 
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1978- The formative years. Spent many summer vacations
            on my drums playing to Led Zeppelin, Yes and
            Genesis to name a few.
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1979- My first band experience ( RA, a power trio .) We played
           covers by Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Ted Nugent to name
           a few. Alot of cover band stuff.
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1986- A break !  Got to play Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair,
           Mole Lake and open up for the Bellamy Bros. with
           the popular Tom "Grizzly" Adams country band.
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1988- Moved to Madison,Wi. Recorded at Smart Studio's.
           Performed in 3 great bands. Mighty Vumba. A 9 piece World Groove Band with a solid following.; Apples & Oranges, winners of the UW "Battle of the 
           Bands" in 1995. And my own trio, Hip Pocket. I managed
           and booked the band for 3 years. We played 
           instrumental covers by Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and 
           The Meters to name a few. 
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1998- Made the pages of Modern Drummer's "On The Move"
            column ( Look for Dave Weckl on the cover of the April 98' issue .)
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1999- Attended Music Tech ( Now Mc Nally-Smith College .) mcnallysmith.edu         
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2000-JUST DRUMS,inc was born !!! More Freelance gigs/2005 Artist of the Week in The Oshkosh Northwestern...sweet;) 
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2008-09Currently free-lancing. Also planning
            on conducting some PLANET DRUM FUN!! clinics(20-30 per year) in the future and
            building a roster of  drum set students of all ages at ALL ability levels.Afilliated with the PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY since 2005. :) Lots more in the tank!! More to come...Now a member of the Professional Drum Teachers Guild, and Drumsense USA(Facebook) still more...
           

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Marco still loves his Vic Firth Sticks, and always will !!

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Earth Spinning
PLANET DRUM FUN !

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Marco has played well over 900 gigs for over 300,000 MUSIC FANS: Also recorded @ Smart Studio's(Madison)Green Room(Madison) UW-Oshkosh and Audio Arts(Oshkosh) GIGS!!! SUMMERFEST, WISCONSIN STATE FAIR[Milwaukee,Wi], MOLE LAKE, ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE, COME BACK INN, CLUB DE WASH[Madison,Wi.], BRADFORD BEACH CLUB, CALHOUNS BEACH CLUB[Minneapolis,Mn.], UNION TERRACE[Madison,Wi.], RATHSKELLAR, FRIENDLY TAP, DUFFY'S, DEJA VU, ST.JAMES PLACE[Neenah,Wi.], NAKASHIMA'S[Appleton,Wi.], RICHMOND STREET PUB, 10th FRAME,OBLIO'S, THE CHAMBER[Monday w/ CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD in Madison] FAMOUS DAVE'S[w/MOSES OAKLAND in Minneapolis,MN] , FRATELLO'S [Fox Jazz Fest], PEABODY'S JAZZ ORGY[Sundays Osh,Wi.] SMART STUDIO'S, SAWDUST DAYS, KEN COUSINS MUSICLAND[Milwaukee,Wi.], O'MARRO'S PUBLIC HOUSE[Oshkosh,Wi.], THE FLAME ROOM, ARBUCKLES[Fond du lac,Wi.] , BUNKERS[Minneapolis,MN] KJ's[Sioux Falls,SD] OAK STREET GRILL[Sedona,AZ] JOHN HAWKES PUB[Milwaukee] THE SPARE TIME ("Planet Drum Fun" Clinic.) WATER CITY GRILL[The Groove Merchants] BLONDIE'S[Sittin in w/ Bobby Evans],Reeve Union[Sittin in w/ Unity the Band] The Timbers[DeForest w/Elwood Lee] Holiday Inn[Fondy w/ Elwood Lee] Primo Italian Restaurant [Sitting in with Copperbox]PLanet Drum Fun @ The Guitar Center[****] Helping "Sonic Circus" out along with 2 other fellow drummers as their drummer got sick during a gig at the now defunct 'Golf Central'. THE SHOW MUST GO ON !!!!!!!! More to come...,The "G" Center,Free-Lancing Jazz/Rock/Funk/Soul/World... Teaching lessons(Drum Set and more.)

AAX / XS20 / B8Pro /
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My Cymblas sound "SUPERB" !!

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Favorites

Favorite DRUMMERS: 
 
John Bonham, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Steve Smith, Dom Famularo                                                                     Billy Ward, Manu' Katche',
Bill Bruford, Alan White,
Lenny White, Paul Wertico,
Steve Gadd, Simon Phillips,
Mickey Hart, Tony Williams,
Max Roach, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones
Jack De Johnette, Steve Jordan
Antonio Sanchez, Gary Novak
Dennis Chambers, Prairie Prince... many more ...
 
 
                

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Here's a list of some of my favorite MUSIC

Led Zeppelin, Yes, Vital Information, Tribal Tech, Sting, Weather Report,
Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Todd Rundgren ...many more !

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