Drummer - Pop, hard rock
Bands: Simple Minds, Cher, P!nk
Drumsticks: Vic Firth
Childhood and education
Schulman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Schulman claims that at age 3, after seeing The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, he knew he wanted to be a professional drummer and musician.
Born the son of two college English professors, Schulman is a classically trained cellist. As a teen, he played cello with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic.
Breaking into the professional music scene, by the mid-1990s, Schulman was the drummer for the band Simple Minds (1994–1995) and was the drummer for their album, "Good News from the Next World" and toured with them after the album reached number 2 on the UK's Top 20 Hits. Schulman returned to session work at the end of the tour.
When not touring, Schulman gives drum clinics and gives presentations as a motivational speaker. He is also co-owner, audio engineer, and music producer, at West Triad Studios in Venice, California. When he first began as tour drummer for P!nk in 2000, then-manager Stacey Castro secured his first magazine covers. Schulman continues as P!nk's tour drummer and continues to be sought after by percussion and drummer's magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
Schulman is an official endorser of various musical instruments including Gretsch drums , Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drum heads, Toca percussion, and Sennheiser microphones.
Mark Schulman Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 9.