Drum Kit  I  World Percussion  I  Vocals.

Live Performance  I  Dance Accompaniment  I  Remote Sessions  I  S.E.N.D Music Practitioner.
Manchester I Leeds - UK.

Ali is available for live performances, touring, recording, workshops & tuition.

He dedicates all remaining time to recording bespoke drum kit and percussion tracks for producers,

DJs, dance companies, film makers and solo artists from his home studio.



Ali Mac.

Highlights include:

Signed to Virgin/EMI Records in 2014 as a co-writer and drummer for Zimbabwean soul artist ‘Thabo’.

Became an official Ludwig Drums Artist in 2017.

Became an official Istanbul Agop Cymbals Artist in 2019.

He's a musician at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Performed in the BBC Radio1 Live Lounge.

Supported Ella Eyre at Ronnie Scott's.

Broadcasted from the Vevo Stage at The Great Escape Festival.

UK, Europe and South American tours / festivals / performances.

Reached #2 in the iTunes Jazz Album charts with "Flight" by John Waugh's (The 1975).

Graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2009 - BA (hons) Degree in Jazz Studies.

Festival Performances:

Glastonbury, Latitude, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Bestival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Costa Del Folk, Cropredy, Edinburgh Fringe festival,

Beardy Folk festival, Cambridge Folk festival, Lisbon City festival, plus more.


TV:  BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC2, ITV, C4, (UK), Sic TV (Portugal).

Radio:  BBC Radio One, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, BBC World Service, Cool FM (Bahamas), (various artists.)

Performed with:

John Waugh (The 1975),

Thabo (Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Naughty Boy),

Submotion Orchestra,

Renegade Brass Band,

Keith Allen,

Graham Park (Hacienda Legend),

Robert Bradley (fka Jack Flash),

Onita Boone (Mariah Carey),

Jim Corry (Corrine Bailey Ray, Jamiraquai),

Caution Collective,
Sam Vicary (Cinematic Orchestra),


The Demon Barbers (BBC Folk Awards Winners).

The Funtime Frankies,

Backchat Brass,

Gary Stuart’s Graceland.

Support Tours: 

Anthony Hamilton, Eric Roberson, Ella Eyre, Omar, Cody Chesnutt,

Hot 8 Brass Band,Avery Sunshine, Too Many Zooz

and George The Poet among other artists on UK tours.

Gear & Tech:

Ludwig Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Tycoon Percussion, Roland SPD-SX, Westone IEMs.

Comfortable with clicks and backing-tracks.



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Thabo - Drums, Percussion, Programming.

Jack Flash - Drums

John Waugh - Percussion

The Demon Barbers - Percussion

Portmanteau - Percussion

Ryan Taylor - Percussion

Coracle - Bongos

Nicola Farnon - Percussion, Drums




For booking enquiries, session details, tuition and all other info, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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