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),
Renegade Brass Band,
The Lottery Winners,
Nick Banks (The Human League)
Onita Boone (Mariah Carey),
Sam Vicary (Cinematic Orchestra, Hunrosa),
The Demon Barbers (BBC Folk Awards Winners).
Gary Stuart’s Graceland.
Hot 8 Brass Band,
Too Many Zooz
George The Poet
among other artists on UK tours.
Istanbul Agop Cymbals.