Originally from Dundee, Mark began playing drums at the age of 13, playing in various school ensembles and bands such as orchestras, funk bands, big bands and a steel pans band. Mark progressed rapidly and won various awards at Dundee Schools Music Festivals while also performing outside of school in various other bands and projects. Accepted onto the BA Applied Music course at the University of Strathclyde in 2009, Mark really began to push himself and further his playing. Exposed to various styles of music on a daily basis Mark’s musical pallet grew immensely as he began performing in various bands and ensembles in Glasgow. This led him to perform in some of Scotland’s largest venues such as the Barrowlands Ballroom, O2 Academy, HMV Picture House, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and King Tuts Wah Wah Hut as well as many others. Mark graduated with a 1st class honours degree from the BA Applied Music course while also receiving an Alexander Stone Award for excellence in his final recital. Shortly after graduating Mark found himself performing live on BBC Radio Scotland as a competitor in the BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2013. Mark is currently gigging and recording with many bands, most notably Mànran, The Scott Wood Band and Fat Suit. With these bands Mark has performed at festivals and concerts throughout Europe and Australia and continues to do so.