Author Archives: Mark Ayling

Out Of Step, Out Of Time

  My new 12 track album will be available on 28th October.  It’s been a long time coming and, though the songs were written ages ago (around the time of my first album), it has taken so long to get … Continue reading

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Do I Miss Being In A Band…..?

I got asked recently if I miss being in a band.  Do I miss the camaraderie?  Do I miss bouncing ideas off other people? As a drummer, I have played with a lot of bands over the years, from bands … Continue reading

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New Website…..

I have given my website a long overdue redesign and now with added ‘Song Trivia’ section where I give an insight into some of my lyrics. Check it out….. www.markayling.net

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A Few Dates…..

March 2013 Fri 1st EDINBURGH Forest cafe with Breagh Cuinn and Brian Curran 7PM FREE ENTRY Sat 2nd YORK Fulford Arms with Stolen Embers 8PM FREE ENTRY Sun 3rd BRADFORD 1 in 12 This is still to be confirmed Mon … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Looking back at 2012, I’m grateful to have been invited to play some really enjoyable gigs.  I’ve loved them all but personal highlights are (in no particular order); -Playing support to 999 at Drummonds which was good fun. -Playing off … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gigs…..

OCTOBER 3rd – Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge with Brian Curran & Cayn White 5th – L’Île Aux Trésors, Liege, Belgium with Brian Curran 6th – Crowbar, Groningen, Netherlands with Brian Curran 7th – Rehearsal Space gig TBC Berlin, Germany … Continue reading

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What Would Joe Strummer Do?

I got an email earlier about Strummercamp, with the title “What would Joe do? Reading further, I discovered that there are more and more people wearing T shirts printed with the same question….. WTF? I remember reading a story about … Continue reading

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Pay To Play…..

There’s been a lot of talk in Glasgow recently regarding bands being made to ‘Pay To Play’ gigs.  A couple of the promoters that were targeted were NOT actually making bands pay them money to get a gig. The deal … Continue reading

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This Place……

Recently, as everyone knows, some posh-daughter-of-a-millionaire got 2 years in prison for driving some hoods round during the London riots so they could loot shops. Also, as everyone knows, a couple of chavs got 4 years each for trying to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gigs…..

28/29th July –  Fox & Goose, HEBDEN BRIDGE Punx Picnic (with The Mob, The System, Autonomads, Total Bloody Chaos, Lowlife UK, Captain Hotknives + More) 31st July –  Milo Bar, LEEDS TBC 11 August –  Harbour Lights, PETERHEAD TBC More … Continue reading

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