Marc has worked with many world-class artists, including Frank Gambale (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Brett Garsed (Planet X), Steve Hunt (Allan Holdsworth), Steve Fields (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jimi James, Chambers Bros.), Michael Angelo Batio, Dave Martone, Jude Gold (Guitar Player Magazine, BX3), Matthias IA Eklundh, Alexis Harte (signed to Lionsgate Entertainment), Jon Evans (Tori Amos), Tobias Hurwitz (National Guitar Workshop), Alfred Music Publishing and many others. He was one of the first on the scene with Drum tracking over the internet. Marc has been featured in Recording Magazine in an article about session drumming on the web (Oct '07), and his recent CD release has been featured in Guitar World Magazine (Dec '07) as well as Modern Drummer Magazine Online. Marc has studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Drummers Collective in New York City, as well as privately with Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck) and John Xepoleas. Here is what some past clients have had to say about Marc's drumming and studio services:
"I've used Marc for many tracks now because the results are consistently first rate. He is an extremely supportive drummer, never letting his undeniable chops get in the way of the song. What you always get with Marc is a very solid, usable part that is recorded extremely well. He also gives several options, and will work with you until you have exactly what you want. Last (but not least!), Marc is extremely professional and prompt with his work and he's always kept me on schedule. I recommend him in the highest possible way!"
- Alexis Harte, Singer/Songwriter (signed to Lionsgate Entertainment)
"You're only as good as your drummer, and that's a fact. I trust Marc Norgaard with my music and the music of my clients on a regular basis. He always comes through with flying colors and has earned my highest recommendation."
- Tobias Hurwitz, National Guitar Workshop, Independent
"Marc is a monster!! Total pro, amazingly quick & very easy to work with!!"
- Glenn Riley, Independent Artist/Author
"I had a great time playing on Marc's album. He's a fantastic drummer and a great songwriter. I hope I can be involved in his future projects!"
- Brett Garsed, Planet X
"As a musician/producer/multi-instrumentalist, I find that I create most of the tracks for the projects I work on myself. While this can be effective, there are times when I seek to bring in an outside musician to cast a new light on the music... a fresh perspective. Recently I stumbled upon Marc Norgaard and remembered again why real drums are always better!!! He brought a nuance and immediacy to the tune that even the best programmer consistently fails to acheive. And as a multi-instrumentalist himself he is able to hear "inside" the music and create a part that compliments as well as enhances. And the icing on top is that his tracks just plain SOUND great. A total pleasure to work with..."
- Kevin Smith, Independent
"Inspiring, enthusiastic, amazingly skillful... and VERY professional. Thanks, Marc, for being such a great drummer. I can't wait to work with you again!!"
- Tony Pereyra, Independent
ďIím a perfectionist to a fault and demand quite a lot from those I create music with; with that said, I couldnít be more pleased and actually inspired by Marcís services! Real tone, Real drums, Real playing. If you want super-fast turnaround, from a versatile, talented and professional player, look no further. Whether you are a major label or a solo player looking to take that bedroom shred project to the next level, Marc will deliver.Ē
- Scott Motyka, Independent
"Working with Marc Norgaard is always easy as pie! He cuts a perfect drum track quickly and efficiently no matter what type of feel I'm looking for. Even when I change my mind about something, he gives me another version to choose from. I love it!"
- Terry Gourley, Independent
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