The Markus Meo story the twists and turns that life brings.
At just 13 years of age he was in a horrific car accident with his father after hitting six cattle at night on a main highway, they were both extremely lucky to survive.
At 27 he had a major mental break down suffering from severe depression but through the support of friendship , family support , counselling, positive thinking and meditation practice , a new spiritual journey of healing and self discovery would begin.
In January of 1993 a devastating boat accident would be the next twist of fate that would not only have a profound effect on Markus but on the family too. They were on a family fishing trip at sea when a few giant freak waves came from no where , putting a hole at the back of the boat , the family finally had to leave the boat after bailing out water for 6 hours and then had to tread water for another 16 hours in extreme wild weather conditions. They also lost a great friend as the night unfolded., they were lucky enough to be rescued by a helicopter the next morning but suffered from over exhaustion and hypothermia during the ordeal.
An interesting work history he worked a paper round at 11 yr's of age helping to buy his first real drum kit. He has worked as a Retail Assistant , A Delivery Driver , A Foreman Factory Worker , A Hotel House Keeper , A Store Man , A Security Guard & pretty much everything in between..
In 1994 was the loss of his father at only age 49 in a fire accident which came as a great sadness as they were both passionate about music. His father loved playing the piano accordion & the electric organ, the best memories of his father will always be what Markus calls the radio station days.
A self confessed taught guitarist at age fifteen Markus started incorporated his own sense of rhythm into his guitar playing , giving him the ability to improvise and express his own unique style of playing & developing his own style of song writing. In April 2015 Markus was Accepted into The unsigned initiative for artists to gain local & national radio airplay on Australian community radio.
He has performed for charity fundraisers including the Cancer Council , The Worlds Greatest Shave , The Epilepsy Foundation and Beyond Blue
He has also performed at many private functions and venues including Shivers Cafe , The Holdfast Hotel , Deep Blue Cafe ,The Duck Inn , The Tonsley Hotel , The Grace Emily , Yangarra Winery , The Old Bush Inn , Morphett Vale Function Centre , The Studio Theatre ( Darwin Entertainment Centre ) , The Old Vine ,The Daniel O'Connell Hotel , The Royal Family Hotel ( Port Elliot ) The Bay Function Centre , Horndale Winery , Willunga Hotel , Retirement Villages , Port Noarlunga RSL , Mr India ( Restaurant ), Red Poles Café & Restaurant ( McLaren Vale ) , DeCorso's Pizza Bar , The Orchard Café , Fleurieu Function Centre ( Goolwa ) The John Difede Reception Centre , The Artisan Café & The Marion Hotel ,The Peacock Farm Willunga , The Pepper Tree Café Aldinga and Dudley Wines on Kangaroo Island.