Ali Mac is a drummer, percussionist, contemporary dance accompanist, workshop leader, S.E.N.D. music practitioner and session musician, based in Manchester, UK.
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.
Percussion dep on Disney's The Lion King UK tour 2022.
He's a musician at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Performed in the BBC Radio1 Live Lounge.
Reached #2 in the iTunes Jazz Album charts with "Flight" - John Waugh (The 1975).
Graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2009 - BA (hons) Degree in Jazz Studies.
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. He's also accompanied Rambert on tour during their residency at the Manchester International Festival.
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.
Performed | Recorded with:
John Waugh (The 1975),
Thabo (Idris Elba, Naughty Boy),
Judge Jules Live,
Disney's The Lion King UK Tour,
Gentleman's Dub Club,
Renegade Brass Band,
The Lottery Winners,
Nick Banks (The Human League)
Sam Vicary (Cinematic Orchestra, Hunrosa),
The Demon Barbers (BBC Folk Awards Winners).
Back Chat Brass,
Gary Stuart’s Graceland.
Istanbul Agop Cymbals.