We are proud to present another Custom Drum story at BONE workshop and welcome our dear friend and great drummer Marko Duvnjak under BONE roof. We wish him a pleasant stay and great beatz full of fun … with BONE drum.
Marko started his musical career as a trumpet player at the age of nine. He joined his first band as a drummer at the age of twelve, and soon “Faloti” became a teen sensation band in Croatia.
As a session drummer he started recording drums, percussions and trumpets for various Croatian bands.
By the age of twenty he recorded and toured with numerous local artists and became an accomplished and an overall studio and live drummer.
Marko attended numerous workshops and master classes with some of the world’s greatest drummers including: Gary Chaffee, Kim Plainfield, Marco Minnemann, Jojo Mayer, Nippy Noya, Pete Riley, John Riley and others.
Marko played on two television seasons (2010 and 2011) of Croatian Idol and also toured with the Idol Stars for three seasons.
In the mean time he also did live and studio work with the Croatian guitar virtuoso Alen Brentini. He recorded drums on his two records ( ”Treca dimenzija” 2009. and ”Soul’d Out” 2014. ) while the rest of the band consisted of Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, Hardline, Angel..), Ken Sandin on bass (Kee Marcello, Swedish Erotica, Alien, DaVinci), Denis Razumović-Razz on sax (Jazz virtuoso).
In that period Marko also performed with ”Voices of Nature” and recorded drums for their album ”Abazar” ( 2011. ), but also toured with Marko Tolja, a Croatian Jazz artist, and did studio work for him as well, while at the same time also working for the ”Vocal Studio Maraton” and recording for various artists who used their services.
2012. Marko became a band member of the international pop superstar Andreas Gabalier, with whom he did an entire, sold out tour called ”Volks Rock’n’Roller Tour” ( Austria-Germany) and also recorded a live DVD at the last show of the tour called ”VolksRock’n’Roller Live Aus der Wiener Stadthalle”.
2012. Marko won a first place in a ” Drummer Duel ” for the best drummer of ”Zagreb Guitar Show”. In commission was Damir Scholz, Damir Josipovic, Goran Delac and Reggie Washington.
Next year (2013.) Marko played on Andreas Gabalier tour called ”Home Sweet Home” (Germany – Austria – Switzerland – Sud Tirol) and recorded a live DVD ”Home Sweet Home: Live Olympiahalle München”.
You can catch Marko live next year either touring with the Croatian pop/rock band ”Buđenje” or with Andreas Gabalier on his forthcoming tours which includes arenas all arround the world.
Marko is using 2 drum kits:
1) BONE team listened to Marko’s needs for a small drumkit for club sessions, studio work and BONE designed and developed his Creamy Strawberry #BONEdrum kit. Small dosed, but great in sound, focus and tone.
2) Cady pearl drive …. special designed wood hybrid shell maple -mahogany combo with special finish touch and unique sizes.