Born in Reading, Mark took up drumming at the age of 4 and began private lessons through the Berkshire Music service from 7 years old. At the same time as also taking piano and recorder lessons, drumming quickly turned into a passion through his inspiring teachers Michael Creech and Hamish Stewart. His parents also surrounded him with all the genres a young motivated drummer needs; from Phil Collins, Deep Purple and Buena Vista Social Club, to Yes, Weather Report and Dave Brubeck.
As a teenager Mark grew into heavier styles such as Punk and New Metal and at 13, this lead to the formation of his first band (and his first experience of a recording studio) which went on to record 2 EPs. This band then transformed into the 6-headed Metal group Mark is renowned for drumming with – The Arusha Accord. With multiple releases through Basick Records, the band has toured extensively throughout the UK and across Europe sharing stages with Napalm Death, Meshuggah, Tesseract, Sylosis and Architects to name a few, having gained fans worldwide with their virtuosic and extremely technical sound.
Mark was able to stretch his potential even further by graduating in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Music from Oxford Brookes University, where his gift to move between genres fluently with different projects and musicians has been strengthened and used to its best ability.
His entire musical past has helped shape Mark into the player he is today: A hugely driven musician who has acquired an arsenal of experience in all areas of drumming as an independent musician.