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Mike Marrone, a native of New York City, discovered the drums at the age of 13. By age 16, he had acquired a deep knowledge of the instrument and enough skill to write his own music, begin playing in bands and perform locally. By the time Mike had graduated high school, he had extensive experience in playing some of the biggest clubs in NYC and music festivals in Queens.

While in college, Mike took classes at the world famous Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Around this age, he started to perform and record with many local and national acts. Mike develop an advanced sense of musicality, songwriting and arrangement while constructing a personal style of originality, power and finesse centered around groove drumming. Mike is a student of Matt Halpern, drummer of the progressive metal band Periphery, and has also studied with Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) and Ernie Adams (Al DiMeola).

In 2013 Mike became the drummer of Awaken and has shared the stage with acts such as; Adrenaline Mob, Queensrÿche, Pain of Salvation, UFO, and countless others. He was instrumental in creating the current sound of the band and engineered the recording of “Out Of The Shadows”.

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Mike Marrone, a native of New York City, discovered the drums at the age of 13. By age 16, he had acquired a deep knowledge of the instrument and enough skill to write his own music, begin playing in bands and perform locally. By the time Mike had graduated high school, he had extensive experience in playing some of the biggest clubs in NYC and music festivals in Queens.

While in college, Mike took classes at the world famous Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Around this age, he started to perform and record with many local and national acts. Mike develop an advanced sense of musicality, songwriting and arrangement while constructing a personal style of originality, power and finesse centered around groove drumming. Mike is a student of Matt Halpern, drummer of the progressive metal band Periphery, and has also studied with Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) and Ernie Adams (Al DiMeola).

In 2013 Mike became the drummer of Awaken and has shared the stage with acts such as; Adrenaline Mob, Queensrÿche, Pain of Salvation, UFO, and countless others. He was instrumental in creating the current sound of the band and engineered the recording of “Out Of The Shadows”.