Session musician, Leteći odred, Andreas Gabalier, Buđenje

Marko Duvnjak / CRO

Marko started his musical career playing trumpet at the age of 9. He successfully finished musical education, while at the same time, he started playing drums. At the age of 14, he joined band "Faloti", which became teen sensation in Croatia.

As session musician, he started recording drums, percussion and trumpet for various croatian bands, as: "Grad", "Belfast Food", etc. He played drums for singer Claudia Beni, former croatian representative at Eurovision song contest (2006). At the age of 20, he already recorded and worked tours with numerous croatian artists and became recognized drummer (studio and live).

2010.-2011. he received invitation from "RTL television", as a drummer in "HTZ band" in TV show "Croatia’s Got Talent". With TV show stars, he worked tours all over Croatia for every TV season.

Meanwhile, he also recorded in studio and performed live with croatian guitar virtuoso Alen Brentini. He recorded drums on two albums; "Treća dimenzija"-2009. and "Soul'd Out"-2011. Rest of the band members were: Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, Hardline, Angel,...), Ken Sandin on bass guitar (Kee Marcello, Swedish Erotica, Alien, Da Vinci,...).

In that period, Marko started jazz/fusion phase and was invited to join the band "Voices of Nature". For that band he recorded drums on album "Abazar"-2011. Same year he became member of "Olja'zz" band and went on tours with croatian pop/jazz artist Marko Tolja. At the same time, he worked for "Vocal Studio Maraton" where he recorded for various artists who used services in that studio.

Year 2012. Marko comes out of croatian borders and becomes band member of international superstar Andreas Gabalier. He worked with him whole, sold out tour called "Volks Rock'n'Roller Tour" (Austria, Germany and Switzerland). He recorded live DVD of the last live concert from that tour called "Volks Rock'n'Roller Live Aus der Wiener Stadthalle".

Same year Marko won first place at the "Drummer Duel" contest for the best drummer in "Zagreb Guitar Show". In expert jury were: Damir Scholz, Damir Josipović, Goran Delac and Reggie Washington.

Next year (2013.) Marko played on tour with Andreas Gabalier called "Home Sweet Home" (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and south Tirol). They recorded live DVD called "Home Sweet Home: Live Olympiahalle Muenchen".

In year 2014. in TV show "Gabalier-Die Volks-Rock'n'Roll-Show" he played with Andreas Gabalier and his guests: "Zucchero", "Scorpions", "Status Quo", "The Baseballs", "The Boss Hoss", "Peter Kraus", "Voxxclub", "Imelda May", "Sarah Connor" and "Jeanette Biedermann".

Next year (2015.), with croatian band "Buđenje", he records drums for album called "Ljubav nema pravila".

Same year he won the award "Status" for the best pop/rock drummer in Croatia.

At the end of the same year, he becomes member of croatian band named "Leteći odred".

Year 2016. he received invitation to perform for five days on "Drum Camp-Blood, Sweat and Tears", event within "Frankfurt Musikmesse"- biggest european music fair, together with some of the greatest drummers, like: Karl Brazil, Mikkey Dee, Brian Tichy, Jost Nickel and Mike Terrana.

Same year, in the end of the tour, he recorded live DVD "Mountainman - Live aus Berlin". At the end of the year one more live DVD came out, named "MTV Unplugged" with Andreas Gabalier from Odeon Theatre hall in Vienna. After that DVD was released, he went on "MTV Unplugged Tour" (Austria, Germany and Switzerland).

That year, for this album Andreas Gabalier won prestigious prize "Echo".

At the same time, he records DVD "Live in Kerempuh" with band "Buđenje".

This year (2017.) Marko is playing "Andreas Gabalier Stadion Tour 2017", together with "AB" band with band members: Claus Lessmann (ex "Bonfire"), Alen Brentini, Michael Voss ("Casanova", "Mad Max") and Arsen Uran.