Marcos Coll

Biography

Marcos Coll is born in Madrid in 1976 but soon moved to Santiago DC. He started playing Harmonica at the age of 13 influenced by his musician uncle and by spanish harplayer legend Ñaco Goñi.

After playing with different amateur bands, like Red Bues Band Marcos formed his first pro band called Bluerags. In 1999 he moved back to Madrid to join the most famous Spanish blues band at that time “Tonky Blues Band”. With this band, at the age of 21 he had the opportunity of touring  and recording with rock and blues legends like Mick Taylor (Rolling stones) or Buddy Miles (Jimmy Hendrix Band of gipsys) and even did a blues gig with Tom Jones!!!! After those years of great experiences, along with his soul brother Adrian Costa, Marcos was ready to form his own band 'Los Reyes del Ko', that soon became one of the top blues references in Spain and Europe, earning several awards and recognition, and even appearing in the High School music books in Galicia.

Marcos shared bills all over the world with all time greats as Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, John Mayall, Solomon Burke, the Animals or the Fabulous Thunderbirds. As a studio musician he has recorded with famous spanish bands like Siniestro Total etc. as well as music for tv or silent movies. Without beeing a prolific composer, some of Marcos songs are part of tv series or movies like the blockbuster movie in Mexico "Suave Patria".
Marcos has also worked as a harmonica teacher in music schools in Spain and this days does workshops and masterclasses all over the world in Spanish, English or German. As an endorser of the famous company HOHNER, he was part of the jury with Jerry Portnoy, Carlos del Junco, Joe Filisko and Henry Heggen in the most prestigious harmonica festival, the World Harmonica Festival 2009 in Trossingen.

Nowadays, besides playing as Marcos Coll Blues Jarana with Rico McClarrin, Chris Rannemberg, or Guitar Crusher, he got as a main project his new mexican latino music band Los Mighty Calacas that is presenting their debut cd ,that includes guest musicans as Charlie Musselwhite etc. ,doing a tour all over the world. Besides his discography with Los Reyes del Ko, Los Mighty Calacas and also colaborations, should be highlighted. His double cd album Marcos Coll "Under the wings" is a mixture of old classic blues with modern funk, latin and hiphop in which he reviews a 20 year - long career. The album includes recordings with legends like Buddy Miles, Mick Taylor, Aaron Burton etc. Nowadays, besides working with Los Mighty Calacas Marcos is presenting this new album in Europe, America and Africa. This days besides working with Los Mighty Calacas he si presenting this album in Europe,America and Africa

Testimonials

"The Marine Band Crossover is the most versatile harmonica I've ever played!, with it I can get the deep tone for the Blues and the speed to play Norteñas, Cumbia,Latin and Spanish music ........ When I need to play chromatic, I use the CX12 Gold, I love the sound, and besides that........,it looks really "guapachosa"!!!"