Marco starts to play organ at the age of 6, and then switches to drums and guitar at the same time at the age of 11. Fame strikes at the age of 19 when Marco’s reputation as an extraordinarily talented drummer and composer leads him to Munich. The first “crossover” band Freaky Fukin’ Weirdoz offer him a position as drummer in 1992, in connection with a major deal with BMG-Ariola. The Weirdoz are the originators of so-called crossover music.
The Weirdoz have a gig with Nina Hagen on the album “Mao Mak Maa” creating a fantastic cover version of Ian Dury’s hit “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick” after which Marco was booked to play a Nina Hagen tour.
Meanwhile, Marco’s reputation as a brilliant drummer reaches worldwide attention. Prominent are his solo workshops, for example, at the Frankfurt Music Fair, PASIC in Dallas and a solo performance at the Modern Drummer Festival in Toronto, where Marco has the honor of being the first German drummer to display his talents. This performance, in the eyes of professionals and music trade magazines, catapults him into the Top Ten of the drumming world. Following Drumfest, including the Australian TUDW fest and the Montreal Drumfest in Canada, Marco produces four albums with his own band Illegal Aliens. Since then, Marco has released 14 solo albums: “The Green Mindbomb” and “Comfortably Homeless”, “Orchids”, “Broken Orange”, “Mieze”, “Contraire de la Chanson”,”HWDATK”, “A Mouth of God”, “Normalizer 2″, “Catspoon”, “Evil Smiles of Beauty/Sound of Crime” and “Symbolic Fox”, “EEPS” and “Celebration”, which are more on par with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. “Motor”, “Normalizer 1″, “Disarmed” and “Shining” come out in collaboration with the sound designer Mario Brinkmann.