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Mark Heaney (UK)
#Monument Of Sound, Extemporize


Paiste Artist Since Mar 2011

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18" Alpha Thin Swiss Crash
13" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Hats Mark I
16" Signature Fast Crash
10" Signature Splash
22" Masters Dark Crisp Ride
12" Twenty Hi-Hat
18" Signature Fast Crash

Biography


Mark Heaney was born in London in 1970. He took an interest in drumming at the age of five and received his first drum kit when he was 6 years old. By the age of nine he was playing semi professionally three to four nights a week in clubs and dance halls all over the UK.

Mark has worked with producers and artists such as Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve) Garrett Lee (U2, Bloc Party) David Botrill (Placebo, Dream Theater) Andy Gill ( Futureheads, Young Knives) Gang of Four, Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Gwen Stefani) John Squire (The Stone Roses) The Seahorses, Jacknife Lee, 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, The Klaxons, Shit Disco, Howie Day, Hugh Turner, Eddi Reader, Jeff Wootton (Gorrilaz, Beady Eye) and many more.

He has been a member of post punk legends Gang of Four since 2005.

Mark is also a composer/producer creating solo works, music for Film/TV and other artists. His debut solo album Drum Room was released in 2009 and received worldwide acclaim.

In 2012 Mark put together his own band called Sonic Reform who recently released their debut album "Unseen Forces".He has also performed at drum shows and clinics worldwide.

Credits Include Gang of Four, The Seahorses, Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Garrett Lee (U2, Bloc Party), David Botrill (Placebo, Dream Theater), Andy Gill ( Futureheads, Young Knives), Jeff Wootton (Gorrilaz, Beady Eye), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Gwen Stefani), John Squire (The Stone Roses), Jacknife Lee, 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, The Klaxons, Shit Disco, Howie Day, Hugh Turner, Eddi Reader