Mark Ayling
A lifelong drummer, Aberdeenshire based
Mark Ayling has now branched out into
the world of acoustic music.

With lyrics that are mainly personal,
sometimes angry, occasionally
political, and always honest, he
creates a sound that has the energy of
punk whilst retaining the melodic
elements of the acoustic guitar.
Recently described as "a relentless, one-man wall-of-sound"
by Louder Than War, he discards the usual Folk/Acoustic
influences such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, instead
finding his inspiration from bands as diverse as The Jam,
The Specials, Motorhead, The Mob, New Model Army, The Clash,
Killing Joke and Joy Division.

Mark has been busy playing live as much as possible over the
past 5 years including a tour of Germany, Belgium and
Holland in 2012 alongside Brian Curran, and tours of
the UK in March 2013 and November 2014.

Mark has had the pleasure of playing alongside Justin
Sullivan (New Model Army), Robb Johnson and Tracey Curtis at
the 2011 Raise Your Banners Festival, and Ruts DC, 999,
TV Smith, Goldblade, Rubella Ballet, Proud City Fathers,
The Mob, XSLF and many other fine musicians
at various gigs throughout the last 6 years.

His third studio album was released on 23rd September 2016.
This album, 'Big City Dreams/Small Town Failings',
is self-released on his own label 'Octave Slant'
along with his debut album 'Memories & Ghosts',
2014's 'Out of Step, Out of Time'
and a 4 track split CD with Aberdeen's Versificator,
with all proceeds going to the Humane Research Trust.  
Copyright Mark Ayling 2018