Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile,to a musical family. Prompted by his parents, Marco started guitar lessons at the age of ten, learning the basics of Chilean folk music then moving on to study different styles of Latin American music. He immigrated to Canada in 1982, and after a period of transition, he re-immersed himself in music and began taking part in different musical ensembles in the city of Edmonton. In 1989 he enrolled in the Music Program at Grant McEwan University.
Marco has also studied with some of Cuba's musical masters including Carlitos Gonzales, Angel Rivero and Alejandro Maximo Duany. Marco has been an integral part of various musical projects that have toured South America, USA and all across Canada.
As a founding member and main writer-composer of the group Bomba! Marco had the chance to open for such luminary acts as Cubanismo, Angelique kidjo, Mayra Valdes, Al Green and Aaron Naville and they were also awarded the Galaxie Rising Star award.
Marco has worked with Alex Cuba, Orlando Valle, Adonis Puentes, Andre LLanes, Andres Miranda Valdez to name a few.