Name: Mark Banks Drumming experience: First starting playing the drums at the age of 12 and have now enjoyed over 30 years experience of playing both live and recording. No of gigs performed: 1000+ gigs and counting...
From the age of eight I started out by playing the trumpet throughout my school years and progressed to study it at The Leeds College of Music.
Over the years I have played at all levels on trumpet and drums in the UK and Europe and have recording as a session musician, played on TV, Radio, and played in many different ensembles such as; Jazz, Big bands, Concert bands, Brass bands and Pop/Soul and Rock bands. I am currently playing drums in a very succesfull wedding, corperate function band of which adds to my experience level.
This experience in playing in many different types of groups has given me the opportunity to have played in some of the finest music venues and played with some of the best musicians around.
Drums and music are my passion and I would like to pass on my knowledge to help any current or budding new drummers to love playing, performing and getting into the groove.