name is Mark Driscoll and here is my musical resume
am a guitar, drum and bass teacher based in Bromley, Kent. I
have been fully DBS checked and I teach at my home studio or
at a students own home if required. Please read on to see my
began playing guitar in 1988. Like many people I had been interested
in playing the guitar for some time but had never done anything
about it. I finally took the plunge after seeing a friend playing
the acoustic guitar. After borrowing his acoustic for about
a month I finally bought my first electric guitar and never
I formed my first band with friends about 2 years later. I ran
this band for the next 10 years through various name and line
up changes playing, rock, blues, rock and roll, 60’s soul
and reggae covers. The band gigged regularly in the London and
Kent area, often playing 2 to 3 times a week. This helped me
to develop as a versatile guitarist, as I provided both the
lead and rhythm back bone of the band.
this period I began to teach guitar to a few students, but mainly
concentrated on my own playing which had branched out into original
projects, as a guitarist in a pop band and as a bass player
in a rock band. Both of these bands played in various London
venues including The Rock Garden.
1996-2000 I was also playing main guitar in a duo covering a
wide range of material and gigging throughout London, Essex
and Kent. During this time I
also started playing the drums, initially just jumping on the
kit during breaks at band practices and then gradually taking
it more seriously.
March 2004 having taken a few years out of gigging and teaching,
I formed a new band with my old drummer and bass player. We
called ourselves Adrenalin Switch and with a new singer have
been performing more and more ever since. We cover material
from Hendrix, Cream, ZZ Top, Kravitz, Nirvana, Foo Fighters,
Metallica and many more! Check out the link for the bands YouTube
on the links page!
taught guitar to many people over the years in early 2006 I
decided to start teaching more seriously. I now regularly teach
electric, acoustic and bass guitar lessons from home and also
travel to some students. I also started teaching drums in 2008
and now teach either from my home studio or at the students
home if prefered.
If you would like more info on my drum lessons please check
out my drum lessons website a link for which can be found on
the links page. For more info on guitar and bass lessons please
check out the rest of this site.
things up to date as of 2020
November 2011 having run my band Adrenalin Switch for over 7
years we finally played our last gig at the same local Bromley
pub where it had started The Railway Hotel. We had at our peak
played 7-8 gigs a week, virtually every Friday and Saturday
night, and regularly played to over 100 people at the Railway.
the next couple of years I focused on my teaching and also helping
some of my students with their own bands. In 2014 I decided
to get back into live playing and feeling like a change decided
to concentrate on drumming this time. I joined a band called
Frankhams Flashbacks and played a few gigs with them until they
split up in 2015.
a couple of tries at putting together my own band I finally
formed a band called Mark In Time with a couple of my students
and one of their friends. At that time they were all aged about
18-19 years old. I had taught one of the students guitar since
he was about 12 and the other bass and guitar since he was about
14. The bass players friend was already an accomplished drummer
and singer. We played our first official gig together in May
2017 with me swapping from guitar in the first set and changing
to drums in the second. The two students played bass and guitar
with the bass players friend singing and swapping with me from
playing the drums in the first set to playing rhythm guitar
in the second.
played about 18 gigs in 2018 and when the singer left at the
start of 2019 I swapped to just playing the drums. At that point
we had a female singer join us along with a guitarist. This
guitarist then left towards the end of 2019 and my student playing
bass then switched to the guitar. Luckily the partner of our
female singers was an experienced bass player and he took over
the bass playing duties.
have been playing together with this lineup since then and if
you would like to check out the band and maybe see us play please
find a link to the bands Facebook and Youtube pages on the links
well as gigging I am still teaching more and more students the
guitar, bass and drums so for more information please check
out the rest of the website. Thanks for reading and I hope you
find the site helpful and interesting.