As a professional drummer I started work in jazz and pit bands, and for a brief time worked with the great bassist Paul Westwood who encouraged me to study musicality, simplicity and professionalism behind the kit.

Over the years I have worked through many genres including pop, rock, soul, fusion, swing, reggae, drum and bass, modern and traditional jazz, and feel perhaps most comfortable in funk where I relish the groove coupled with creative improvisation.

I am currently living and working in London, becoming established in the modern music scene and gaining respect as a session player.

I am fiercely dedicated and always striving for precise, inventive, intuitive and solid playing.

For the drummers out there I reference Benny Greb and Steve Jordan as my greatest influences.

" My company required an efficient, punctual and talented drummer for a professional album recording that called for flair, groove and creative input. I have to say, Mark Stormont provided all these things. "

- Nick Wood, Broadwood Music Productions

Credits: I have worked with musical and television producers including Ollie Brown, Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park and Razorlight. I have performed and perform with: DUBB, NYJO, NASUWT Riverside Band, The SKP Jazz Collective, Sunday Morning People, Cavalier, KC Jazz, The Dave O'Higgins' Band, Riven, Like a Shark Productions, Get Ape, Redstone Collective, Towma, Richard Clarke, James Vargas, Robin Bibi and the Royal Academy of Music Staff Big Band.

Shows: Les Miserables - Guys and Dolls - West Side Story - Anything Goes - High Society - Kiss Me Kate - The Full Monty - Footloose - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - The Last Five Years - Songs for a New World - Pirates of Penzance - Anyone Can Whistle - Mikado - Half a Sixpence - The Pyjama Game - Sweeny Todd - Assassins - Aladdin - 13 - Unheard

Mark also runs Amethyst Music, a function music agency.

Mark Stormont @ Frasers of Coldharbour with Get Ape © 2011 Andy Benn Mark Stormont with Get Ape August 2010 © 2010 Tom Gold Mark Stormont @ Club TEN May 2011 © Owen Vallis Mark Stormont @ Club TEN May 2011 © Owen Vallis