Mark Whitlam

Drummer, Composer & Educator

Mark Whitlam - Drummer, Composer & Educator

Short excerpts of my playing, including appearances at London Jazz Festival 2014 and studio work with producer Ben Lamdin (Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum)


Having a bit of fun in the studio with some different grooves. Here's a selection spliced together. 


Footage from a session at Fieldgate Studios, Wales, tracking Duoala for Moonlight Saving Time's EP, 2012

(Music by David Gilmore, Lyrics by Emily Wright) 



"Whitlam has augmented his regular drumkit with an array of electric percussive devices and other items of electronica.  Credited with drums/percussion/electronics, he would appear to be Bristol's answer to Thomas Strønen"    (Ian Mann,


Michelson Morley at the London Jazz Festival, 2015. Recorded live at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London.  (Jake McMurchie - sax/elec, Dan Messore - guitar, Will Harris - bass)

"Whitlam’s drums take on a gamelan quality, as he switches to an electronic drum pad on ‘Fringe Shift’... Eerie, menacing, furtive and wistful"       (BBC Music Magazine)


Not Alone video single, with session footage from Fish Factory studio, London. Produced by Ben Lamdin (Gregory Porter, Luara Mvula, Jamie Cullum). Beautifully filmed by Chris Lucas.