From Atlanta to Charlotte, from Asheville to Columbia, the " One Man Band" that is Marcus Octavius has been making hips wiggle and fans smile for almost a decade. The roots of which were found in drum circles of the SCA, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century. Out of that came a unique, mid-east based style of percussion, seasoned by performing with such talents as Steve Atkins, Musik Karadeniz, and Valentine Wolfe among others. He has also in years past help to facilitate multiple drum circles, including the DragonCon circle that features over 20 drummers. He is a featured artist on the Mahsati Janan DVD Foundations of Raqs Sharqi with his brother, Asim. He can also be found on some weekends performing with the stars of Jeruselem Garden in Asheville, NC.