Hey Modern Drummer readers, this is Cole Marcus. I’m a seventeen-year-old drummer with a thirteen-year long professional career. I started playing at ten months old, and landed my first artist endorsements at age four with Mapex, Zildjian, and Vic Firth, with more added after that (Evans, Yamaha DTX, Cympad, GoPro, Humes & Berg, RocNSoc).
The last time I spoke to you I was eleven, and quite a few things have changed since then. I’ve been doing a ton of composing and am currently working on my first album (I have high hopes of it being a breakthrough to our music industry), as well as a lot of television and film projects.
I’ve also been working with some very talented musicians. They have “ears for years” so to speak, and you’ll see bits of us throughout the OTB series that I will be checking in with from time to time. I’ve also been doing some touring and playing large arenas.
My main purpose with this series is to show the behind-the-scenes work I’m doing, and we’ll be talking with some of our fellow drummers and musicians, as well as some VIPs and athletes who enjoy drumming.
I can’t wait to show you what’s in store for the upcoming OTB vlog series, and I hope you will enjoy them. Please check back soon!