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 Marcos reputation as an extraordinarily talented drummer and composer leads him to Munich. The first crossoverband Freaky FukinWeirdoz 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 Maacreating a fantastic cover version of Ian Durys hit Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stickafter which Marco was booked to play a Nina Hagen tour.

Meanwhile, Marcos 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 Mindbomband Comfortably Homeless, Orchids, Broken Orange, Mieze, Contraire de la Chanson,HWDATK, A Mouth of God, Normalizer 2, Catspoon, Evil Smiles of Beauty/Sound of Crimeand Symbolic Fox, EEPSand Celebration, which are more on par with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Motor, Normalizer 1, Disarmedand Shiningcome out in collaboration with the sound designer Mario Brinkmann.

Marco also co-produces and plays instruments on Paddy Kellys solo CD, which enters the charts in 2004, and plays on the double-platinum CD Nena feat Nena.

Marco performs and records with Paul Gilbert, Eddie Jobson, Steven Wilson, Trey Gunn, Kreator, Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Nena, Udo Lindenberg, Mike Keneally, Andy Partridge, FFW, Gianna Nannini, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many more.

His work as an educational book author along with Rick Gratton brings out two books including the award-winning and in many magazines as #1 voted Extreme Interdependence. Also, one of his DVDs Extreme Drummingwins the polls and wins Marco a Telly Award.

He does a trio drummer tour with Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman in 2006. Marco plays with death metal band Necrophagist in 2007.

Marco is featured on the title page of Modern Drummer Magazine in June/July 2007 and the Brazilian MD, August issue of 2012. In August 2008, he lends his voice to the Metalocalypse episode Snakes and Barrels.















Normalizer 2is released in 2012, a concept featuring Mike Keneally, Trey Gunn, Alex Machacek, Mario Brinkmann, John Czajkowski and Marco writing separate versions to a 51 minute drum solo.

Marco tours with metal band Kreator in 2009.

Marco tours in 2011/12 with Eddie Jobson of the band UK, Steven Wilson and with his own trio The Aristocrats featuring Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco (their debut is released 2011).

The AristocratsDVD Boing! Well Do It Liveas well as the Steven Wilson DVD/Blu-Ray Get All You Deserveare released in Fall 2012, Steve Wilson releases The Raven that Refused to Singin 2013.

Marco is involved as a writer, drummer, guitar player and vocalist on the LMR project (Levin Minnemann Rudess). The debut album was released in Sept 2013 and stayed for 2 months at #1 in three different categories on and made into several best of 2013 Top 5 polls.

In 2014, Marco’s album EEPSis released. Also the Aristocrats are putting out their second album Culture Clashfollowed by the DVD release Culture Clash Live, which was filmed in 7 different cities around the world.

Marco plays on Steven Wilsons Hand.Cannot.Erasealbum, which is released in February 2015, followed by a tour.

Marcos album Celebrationis released in June that same year.

He records for Joe Satrianis album Shockwave Supernova, hitting the markets in the summer, which season also sees the third Aristocrats album, Tres Caballeros.

Both Aristocrats and Joe Satriani releases are followed by an extensive world tour 2015/2016.

In 2017 Marco releases the concept double disc package BORREGO, which can be viewed as a soundtrack to an imaginary movie about the hauntingly beautiful Anza Borrego desert. BORREGO also features JOE SATRIANI and ALEX LIFESON from the band RUSH on guitar.