marc wotherspoon

role in abbey rogues - percussion & backing vocals

unofficial sponsor - irn bru

marc wotherspoon is originally from glasgow and is a performer and tutor who has studied, performed and recorded with many artists from the uk, europe and usa.

marc began playing drums aged 12 after being given the choice by his mum, while out shopping in glasgow’s barrowlands market, between a cool (well, his idea of cool)  pair of trainers or using the money as a deposit for a set of second hand drums. he made a good choice and hasn’t looked back since.  he still doesn’t own any cool footwear though.  

marc’s first professional gig was with the "tartan amoebas" at the age of sixteen.  he toured the uk and europe playing festivals and concert halls.  after a year with the amoebas he received a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee college of music in boston.

marc went on to receive his ba (hons) jazz studies from leeds college of music in 2001.  

his influences are extremely varied and having played in all types of bands from indian ensembles to metal bands, circus orchestras to cruise ship lounge bands marc is extremely comfortable in any musical situation.

marc currently teaches at "the basildon music academy", as well as, "cheekychops drum tuition" his own private tuition company.