Marcel started to play the drums at the age of seven in the year 1981.
Since 1988, he has been playing in a large number of bands of different styles, which is reflected in the many influences that characterizes his way of playing.
An academic course at the Conservatory Enschede (Netherlands) gave him the opportunity to further develop his way of playing towards a high professional level.
Marcel currently works as a drum lecturer at the “Westfälische Schule für Musik” in Münster-Germany and also as a private teacher.
He is the author of the drum books “Schlagzeug Play-Alongs Vol. 1” and “Schlagzeug Training”, a popular title among advanced drummers.
He is the drummer of the German indie-rock band Strand.
Over the past five years, he has become involved in the solo drumming scene and has been playing clinics and workshops at nearly every drum festival and music fair in Germany along with Dom Famularo, Benny Greb, Carmine Appice, Will Calhoun, The Drumbassadors, George Kollias and many more.
His drum performances and CD, DVD and book publications received very positive reviews. In 2008, Marcel was honored with the 26th German Rock and Pop Prize in the category “best drummer” followed by the 27th German Rock and Pop Prize in the category “best Fusion-Jazz-Rock band” with his project ENP.
Marcel is endorsed by Paiste, Regal Tip, RMV, Alesis, Drumsigns, Protectionracket.