John grew up in Passaic County NJ and started playing drums when he was 10 years old. What started as simply playing in high school quickly developed into a very active passion. As a seasoned studio artist he has tracked drums and percussion on hundreds of recordings for independent artists. Performances of note were inside the halls of some of the most recognizable venues in NY/NJ area including: Liberty State Park, Starland Ballroom, The Stone Pony, The Bitter End, and Webster Hall to name a few. He also co-wrote and co-produced the songs on Sunday Brave’s latest EP “Taking Over”. His passion for the instrument branches beyond the studio or stage in offering professional tuning, refinishing and rebuilding services for other drummers. John proudly endorses Tama drums and Sabian Cymbals.
Began studying music in 1987 at elementary school in Brasília/Brazil at the age of 11. Studied at the Music School of Brasília from 1991 to1995, having classical and popular acoustic guitar lessons with Jaime Ernest Dias and Paulo André Tavares. In 2000 returned to then, improve his electric guitar skills with Genil Castro and Ricardo Bap.
Marcelo attended several courses classes, and workshops including ones with Hélio Delmiro, Frank Gambale, Vinnie Moore, Toninho Horta , Rod Morgeinstein, Billy Cobhan, Abraham Laboriel, among others.
Marcelo teaches acoustic and electric guitar since 1995 at the best rated music schools in Brasília/Brazil. Then, in 2011 moved to the U.S. continuing his musical activities as a teacher at Paganini International Institute of Music and World Music School Newark/NJ, also private lessons at his own home studio.
In 2015 Marcelo Buby had his first national tour with the rock band Mcclinton to promote the album “Final Closure” that tour went through more than 15 Estates with almost 40 shows, this tour McClinton shared the stage with the bands Saving Abel, RED and Framing Hanley.
Born and raised in the Philippines, I started out young with music. I can still remember the first time my uncle gave me the cassette for Genesis and Earth Wind and Fire. From then I became obsessed with great music. My brother and I moved to the states on 1997 where the era of music just turned with bands like Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine where I realized that this is the type of music my soul wants to create. Not until college that I learned about all the great bands: Zepplin / Hendrix / Strokes / Ramones / ACDC, that really ignited something inside. The sound of pure classic rock and roll.
After sometime coming back home, John and I started the band on 2013 with the first integration of our sound. It was more singer songwriter back then, now looking back after all these years. But we have finally found a sound that all of us grooves to. The nostalgia of rock and roll that we have forgotten.
While looking up to people like Dave Grohl and Phil Collins who I aspire to be, and guitar players like SRV and Hendrix. Even listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival all the way to The Black Keys.
2017-2018 was huge for us. We managed to get on to radio through the help of Tinderbox Radio. Along with opening for bigger acts in: Trapt/ Smile Empty Soul /Corey Glover from Living Colour. We are positioning ourselves hopefully so everyone can get the sense of what we really are. Also for my all time bucket list…..
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN PRESENTS: SUNDAY BRAVE.
its going to happen, I can feel it.