Portrait by Adam Will Photography
Contemporary dance class
Istanbul Agop Artist
w/ The Demon Barbers.
Declan Creffield Photography
Koko Camden w/ Thabo.
Live shot.
Malaika press shot.
Percussion w/ Submotion Orchestra
Live with Thabo.
Dirty Funk Band
Ali Mac Press shot.
w/ Portmanteau.
Pop Percussion
w/ Portmanteau.
Supporting Hot 8 Brass Band.
Brighton Beach.
Malaika Press shot.
Remix Live
ali tiff (4 of 4)
Ben Farman Photography
Small Seeds w/ Thabo
Onstage with Thabo.

Ali Mac is a drummer, percussionist, contemporary dance accompanist, workshop leader, S.E.N.D. music practitioner and session musician, based in Manchester, UK.

As well as a career in performance, he is proud to be a musician/accompanist at the prestigious Northern School of Contemporary Dance, accompanying technique classes in contemporary dance and ballet, at FE, BA and MA levels as well as performances.

Ali proudly represents a number of music charities, acting as a music practitioner, using music to help young people with multiple disabilities and complex needs to express themselves and communicate through music.

Career 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.

Performed alongside Ella Eyre at Ronnie Scott's as part of Universal's New Acts event.

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.​

Performed | Recorded with:

John Waugh (The 1975),

Thabo (Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Naughty Boy),

Submotion Orchestra,

Renegade Brass Band,

Keith Allen,

Luz (Corrigan),

The Lottery Winners,

Nick Banks (The Human League)

Onita Boone (Mariah Carey),

Caution Collective,

Sam Vicary (Cinematic Orchestra, Hunrosa),


The Demon Barbers (BBC Folk Awards Winners).

Backchat Brass,

Gary Stuart’s Graceland.

Support Tours: 

Anthony Hamilton,

Eric Roberson,

Ella Eyre,


Cody Chesnutt,

Hot 8 Brass Band,

Avery Sunshine,

Too Many Zooz

George The Poet

among other artists on UK tours.


Ludwig Drums,

Istanbul Agop Cymbals.

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