"A precocious guitarist whose vocals possess a wise-beyond-his-years weariness."
- Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald
Marcus Trummer is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist from Calgary, AB with an eclectic sound steeped in roots-rock, blues, and soul.
Marcus burst onto the scene in 2018, becoming the host of a monthly youth jam night at venerable Calgary blues bar, The Blues Can. Since then, he has gone on to support JUNO Award winners MonkeyJunk and Jim Byrnes, and performed as part of the 2019 Calgary International Blues Festival after receiving the festival's Randy Ouston Scholarship. That year, Marcus was also the recipient of the Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the YYC Music Awards.
In 2020, Marcus and his band teamed up with producer Steve Dierkens to record their debut EP, These Roads. Released in November 2020, These Roads received support from CBC Radio One, CKUA, and X92.9. It also landed a review in the Calgary Herald which labeled Marcus a “precocious guitarist whose vocals possess a wise-beyond-his-years weariness” (Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald). Following the success of These Roads, Marcus and band were invited to perform as part of the National Music Centre’s 2020 virtual gala, alongside a lineup that included the likes of Jann Arden and Corb Lund.