Mark Heaney (London, 1970) is a self-taught drummer who started playing drums at the age of eight after seeing Buddy Rich playing on TV. By the time he was ten, he was working two to three nights playing in pubs and clubs throughout the United Kingdom in his father's band.
Mark Heaney has recorded and played with artists and producers including The Seahorses, Jacknife Lee, John Squire, The Shining, Hugh Turner, Badly Drawn Boy, Klaxons, Martin Glover, Gail Ann Dorsey, Howie Day, The Freelance Hellraiser, Gang of Four, Shitdisco and many more.
Mark Heaney has performed in master classes and drum shows around the world. He is also a solo drum artist writing, recording, and producing his own music. His first solo album, titled 'Drum Room', was released in 2009.
Mark Heaney has played drums in UK's progressive metallers Threshold since Jay Micciche left the band after the release of "Livedelica" in 1995. Heany was featured on two albums until he left in 1998 to join The Seahorses. Heany was replaced by Johanne James.
Mark Heaney is currently a member of the post-punk group Gang of Four.