COLE MARCUS

COLE MARCUS

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Cole Marcus is a child prodigy, world-class drummer who has played all over the world with the most legendary artists and writes his own music. His purpose is to inspire and encourage others through his amazing performances.

Biography

Only a select few drummers can boast major TV show appearances, endorsements with well-known percussion manufacturers, and the admiration of more experienced peers. Even fewer can lay claim to this by the age of 4.

Now a homeschooled 3rd grader, Cole Marcus is impressing worldwide audiences and the entertainment industry with his amazing talent. His precocious drumming skills, songwriting, and vocal abilities have garnered appearances on countless TV and radio shows, not to mention featured articles in DrumPro, DRUM!, and Modern Drummer magazines. Cole can also be seen on several TV commercials, including a national spot for Life cereal.

Cole is, however, a drummer and musician first. At just three years-of-age, he was called up to the drum kit by the legendary Dave Weckl at one of his drum clinics. Cole proceeded to wow the audience and Weckl alike.

By the age of four, Cole was offered endorsements with Mapex drums, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks, and had signed with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.). This made him the youngest person to ever land an artist endorsement and the youngest songwriter in history to sign with BMI.

Since then, Cole has signed Factory Metal Percussion and Phat Foot. A highlight of Cole’s year is his annual appearance at the NAMM show, where many of these companies invite him to perform and sign autographs alongside the best drum artists in the industry. Cole was honored to perform at drumming legend Freddie Gruber’s 80th birthday party.

Cole is now putting his wide-ranging musical talents to work. He is currently writing music for his upcoming album and has been working and performing with virtuoso jazz keyboardist/composer Haakon Graf from Norway.

Cole is also a talented actor and is regularly being invited to audition for major motion pictures and national advertising campaigns. In 2007, he starred in a music video with pop sensation Regina Spektor – but also continues to headline concerts, clinics, and master classes internationally.

Clearly, the pride of Cole’s accomplishments at a young age is his humility and compassion. He recently returned from a tour in Japan benefiting handicapped children http://promisered.com/index1.html. Cole also donates his time annually to the Jonathan Jaques Celebrity Torch Run http://www.jjccc.com/, where celebrities come together to celebrate the lives of children who have cancer or rare blood diseases.

Cole has aspired to many things at a young age, but at the end of the day, he is a typical 3rd grader. He is home schooled and loves playing with his friends. He also loves going to church, where he often sits in for his Dad in the gospel band.

Cole is inspired by every style of music and is continually progressing in his own unique style and abilities. His interpretation and phrasing are unparalleled and, like his drumming, are an inspiration to see and hear. His songwriting, arranging, and creativity defy his age.

Set List

30-45 minute sets.