Independent - United States
At the age of six, Marcus’ mother invested in his future and bought Marcus his first drum kit. When he was in the fifth grade, he joined the elementary school band program. In the sixth grade, Marcus made many guest appearances with the high school jazz band Upon graduation from junior high, he entered high school and was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Marching Band. He was also apart of the Jazz Band where he was the first percussionist to receive the best soloist award at the Western Michigan Jazz Festival.
In 1994 Marcus went on tour with the Northern Aurora Drum & Bugle Corps. While in Northern Aurora, he worked to receive the honor of being named the Most Improved in the 1994 season. In 1996, Marcus went on tour with the Coachmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Upon the completion of the season, he was named the Drum Corps Midwest Multiple Percussion Champion by Drum Corps Midwest.
Many different artists have influenced Marcus. He has studied with several musicians including: Derico Watson, George Goldsmith, Amp Fiddler, Rich Hogan, and Mickey Hartsaw. Marcus has shared the stage with many well known artists such as Dwele, Eric Roberson, Maysa, The Temptations, The Spinners, Calvin Richardson, Ralph Tresvant, Denise Williams, James Jamesom Jr., Phil Perry, Melba Moore, Derico Watson, Zoro the Drummer, and many other local and national acts. Marcus also did a long worldwide tour with Pop Superstar Sean Kingston.
Marcus also is sharing his love for music with a successful private lesson program in the Metro Detroit Area. Marcus also fills his evenings performing at clubs and casino through out the Midwest with his own band The 313 and Lin Roundtree. (www.myspace.com/ondrumz) (www.linroundtree.com)
Future plans include continuing to teach, perform, record, and tour throughout the world, promoting Pearl Drums, Silverfox Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Paiste Cymbals, and his love for music.
MCX Masters Series
20x16 bass drum
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
13x5 Omar Hakim Snare Drum
14x6.5 Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum
B1000 boom stand x 7
H2000 hi-hat stand
P2002C double pedal
S2000 snare stand x 2
TC1000 tom/cymbal stand
TH2000S tom holder x 3