Marco Spadafora

 

From the childhood age of seven to the present, the stage has been Marco's home away from home performing every type of genre and venue. Marco attributes his success as a performer to the following principles:  Play every style like it's your area of specialty; Accept the role as a steady time keeper and love it; Listen to the musicians you play with and enjoy their playing; Play every song like it's your favourite song; Deviate from your time keeping role only when it's required.

Marco has been involved in the Tribute Artist scene since 1999. He currently is affiliated with Stage Gems Productions, drumming to all of their tribute shows including The Beach Party Boys (Beach Boys Tribute), Jersey Kid (Frankie Valli Tribute), & Grand Ole Jamboree (Classic Country) to name a few.  In addition to having many clients hire him as a sideman drummer, the Toronto based musician is also the band leader of The Casino Brothers Band, a band that specializes in backing up Elvis Tribute Artists from all over the world. The Casino Brothers Band are the Collingwood Elvis Festival house band and have been so since 2004.

Drum Instructing has been part of Marco's life since graduating from Humber College's Music Program in 1986. He has taught students of all ages and levels. He has helped many students with their  Humber College Music program auditions as well as mentoring active working musicians in the GTA scene.

"My passion has always been to teach, inspire, and motivate. I will gratefully continue to do so here in Drumland. Thanks John for having me on your team!"