Tommy Marcus, a multi-instrumentalist, performer, and songwriter based out of the Atlanta, GA area, started his musical journey seven years ago under the direction of Berklee College of Music Alumni, Mike McAllister. While his favorite instrument to perform on is the drum kit, Tommy is also proficient on and has received years of professional instruction on acoustic and electric guitar, cajon, and bass. At times, he will add some vocals to his performances as well.
His hunger and love for music led him to other passionate musicians and ultimately to forming his first band, 60 Seconds, a teen alt-pop-punk band. As a stepping stone in his musical career, Tommy co-wrote and recorded multiple original songs alongside this band with Lewis Texidor at Arcology Studios in Cumming, GA.
Currently, Tommy is performing, writing and recording as the drummer with his bands Cydian and Manorism. He also collaborates and gigs frequently on drums with The Vibes, a classic rock cover band, Afterglow, a party rock cover band, and for the past four years he was a guest performer with Caroline Reilly (season 17 - THE VOICE - Team Gwen Stefani) on guitar, cajon, and vocals. He has played a wide variety of venues ranging from listening rooms like Eddie’s Attic and Venkman's in Atlanta to large outdoor festivals in front of thousands of people.
Tommy, over the years, has taken advantage of the opportunity to network with other musicians and key persons in the music industry. In the summer of 2019 Tommy attended the Berklee College of Music Groove School with Victor Wooten where he received the Dean's Award, being recognized as one of the top students for the program. He also regularly attends Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN and looks forward to attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA upon completion of high school.
With musical influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Free, and The Eagles to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chris Stapleton, Tommy’s favorite genre of music to listen to and cover is classic rock from the 60s and 70s. He also enjoys writing his own music as well and looks forward to his next studio sessions.
During his time off from gigging, writing music, performing and networking, Tommy enjoys camping at the lake, attending local music concerts, playing video games, and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs. He is always thankful for the support of his SJC Custom Drums family, his music instructors including Atlanta Institute of Music and Media instructor, Eric Dansie, his family and friends, and his fans.