Mark Heaney (UK)
#Monument Of Sound, Extemporize
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Mark Heaney was born in London in 1970. Heaney took an interest in drumming at the age of 5 and received his first drum kit when he was 8 years old. By the age of 9 he was playing three to four nights a week in clubs and dance halls all over the UK.
Heaney was a member of Post Punk Legends Gang of Four from 2006 until 2013. He has recorded on albums Return The Gift, Content, Ep's Second Life, Glass and Broken Talk. Heaney has toured extensively with Gang of Four worldwide covering North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. He has also performed with the band on Later with Jools Holland, The Late show with David Letterman, The Old Grey Whistle test, Massive Attacks meltdown, ZDF Germany, Huey Morgan show, XFM, KCRW, KEXP, Radio 2 and many many other broadcasts.
In early 2014 Heaney created Monument of Sound a banner under which to release his huge catalogue of solo work past and present which also features many different collaborations with different musicians and vocalists.
Heaney is an accomplished composer creating Epic soundscapes and Dark grooves for Film and TV worldwide. He has also written Bespoke bodies of work for many of the worlds best music houses including De wolfe music, EMI, Sony, Extreme music, Wrong Planet and others.
In 2015 Heaney formed experimental jazz Quartet Extemporize. The band features Pete billington Keys, Stuart Henderson Trumpet and Jerry Soffe Bass. The band release their debut album on march the 1st 2015.
Heaney has worked/Recorded with producers and artists such as: Tomoyasu Hotei, Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2), Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Jeff Wootton (Beady Eye, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn), Garrett Lee Aka Jacknife Lee (U2, Bloc Party), David Botrill (Placebo, Dream Theater), Andy Gill (Futureheads, Young Knives), Gang of Four (Band Member 2006-2014), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Gwen Stefani), John Squire (The Stone Roses), The Seahorses (Band Member 1998-1999), The Freelance Hellraiser, The Shining, Simon Tong (The Verve), Simon Jones (The Verve), Nick Mccabe (The Verve), Simon Dawson (The Stone Roses, New Model Army), Badly Drawn Boy, Klaxons, Shit Disco, Howie Day, Threshold and many more