markle
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ABOUT

Mark entered the drumming scene at a very early age having been introduced to the humble parradiddle at the age of 5 by his father, a regular drummer on the trad jazz scene in and around west and central London through the 60's and 70's. Things really started to kick off for Mark in his late teens. He studied under Francis Seriau of Drumtech (http://www.drum-tech.co.uk/) in West London where he met the likes of Neil Wilkinson (Joan Armatrading, Everything but the girl.) and Steve White (The Style council, Paul Weller) amongst others.

Mark has played across the UK in a range of venues from pubs, clubs and Universities, to Jazz festivals. In the late 80's and early 90's he could be heard on local radio and even made it onto a video remake of the hit "We are family", which made it to number six in the US dance charts, though ironically not as a drummer but a dancer, holding a large orange!

Screen name:
markle
Member since:
May 09 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Influences for Mark range across a multitude of bands covering Contemporary Rock, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jive and Jazz.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Advanced
Piano:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Vocalist - General:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Although Marks main instruments are drums and percussion, he also plays Guitar and Saxophone. Today he plays Yamaha Drums, 10", 12" & 14" toms, 22" bass drum, 14" Yamaha Snare, Yamaha hardware and a mix of Paiste and Sabian Cymbals, each hand picked over the years.

MUSIC