The Jerome Experience has set various world records, including Guinness World Records.
Born in France on May 7, 1966, Jerome Dufosse Marley was influenced by a wide variety of music in the early stage of his music career. Greatly inspired by the music and lyrics of Bob Marley, Jerome changed his name to Marley. Jerome has been expressing his incredible drumming talents since 1996, when he left his native France to live in England. His talent which is combined with visual performance and the use of his body to convey the emotion of his music, is well reviewed by the British Media.
Jerome is considered an atypical and unique musician, due to his ability to play the drums, in movement at 360 degrees. The Jerome Experience’s drumming adventures includes a concept show where Jerome plays the drums upside down in a rotating hamster ring, powered by a electric motor. Jerome also took part in a completion, along with 798 drummers in an event organized by ‘StickittoMS’ which raised almost £100,000 for Multiple Sclerosis.
Since 2002 The Jerome Experience has set various world records, including Guinness World Records, through his drumming feats. A perfect example of his challenges is how on Friday 19th of April 2002 at Bournemouth International Airport, with South Coast Airways, The Jerome Experience established a World Record by becoming the first and only “single artist” drummer to play drums for 30 minutes on board a “Dakota DC3 Aircraft” at 3500 feet. This was a first in international aviation history.
The thing about Jerome that I love is you don’t know what he’s going to do next, as far as song selection, and in his drum work. He’s so creative he just goes for it. Recently The Jerome Experience released the single, “Concern”. I was expecting loud and wildly raucous percussive passages. “Concern” was nothing like I expected. The track mixes the spoken word with a lavish symphonic-type arrangement and the tasteful, yet powerful drumming of Jerome.
“Concern” has lush and sophisticated string arrangements, soothing a subtly intense rhythm layered with ethereal harmonies. It sounds like a soundtrack to a science fiction movie. Something that John Williams or Vangelis would usually produce. The song alternates between adrenaline musical rushes and absolute sublime chill, creating a perfectly balanced sinuous stream of sound that conjures up hues of emotions. Simply exquisite!
Jerome’s use of time, amplitude and control on “Concern” will satisfy drummers, air-drummers and percussion fans. Moreover this track exhibits Jerome the composer and arranger. With dark hues on his palette and a wide brush, The Jerome Experience paints us quite a soundscape!