Mark is one of the British drumming scene’s most loved players, so it’s not so surprising to find him right up there in our Greatest British Drummers poll.
Since his time in anthemic Scots chart-toppers Big Country he’s carved out a reputation as a solid session guy with great feel and a big sound to drive home the big stadium hits. Mark Unpronounceablename (as Smash Hits called him) also played with Ultravox, Procol Harum, Pete Townshend, Fish, The Pretenders and more, and played on The Cult’s classic Love album in 1985, including the brilliant ‘Rain’ and ‘Revolution’.
More recently he’s toured with Simon Townshend (Pete’s brother) and Casbah Club, Thunderclap Newman and From The Jam with Bruce Foxton. In 2010 he got to double drum with his hero Phil Collins at the Prince’s Trust gig along with Eric Clapton and Roger Taylor.