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Level 42
Origin Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Rock, Pop, Jazz-funk fusion, New Wave
Years active 1980 — 1994
2001 — present
Label(s) Polydor (1981 – 1989)
RCA (1989 – 1994)
W14 / Universal Records (2005 – Present)
Associated acts M, Go West
Website Official website
Members
Mark King
Mike Lindup
Gary Husband
Nathan King
Sean Freeman
Former members
Rowland 'Boon' Gould
Phil Gould
Alan Murphy
Allan Holdsworth
Jakko Jakszyk
Lyndon Connah

Level 42 is a popular British pop, rock, and funk band. The group had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s. The band gained fame for its high calibre musicianship, especially that of Mark King, whose percussive slap bass guitar technique provided the driving groove of many of the band's hits. They are also known for the combination of King's lead vocals and keyboard player Mike Lindup's falsetto backing vocals. After originally disbanding in 1994, they reformed in 2001. Level 42 have sold more than 31 million albums worldwide[1]. Level 42 was an album by Level 42, released in 1981. ... Level 42 is the first single released by Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura. ... For other uses, see Isle of Wight (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat, electrified sounds. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... For other uses see M (disambiguation) M is the name of Robin Scotts musical collaboration who had a UK hit in April 1979 with the track Pop Muzik, featuring the distinctive vocals of Brigit Vinchon. ... Go West. ... Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ... Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ... Gary Husband born in Yorkshire in 1960, is an English drummer who has played with, amongst others, the British jazz-funk band Morrissey Mullen and Level 42, and recorded with the likes of Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Mark King (to name a few). ... Nathan King (29th August 1970) is a British guitarist, member of the musical group Level 42 since 2001. ... Sean Freeman, (born in St Albans, United Kingdom) is the current saxophonist of the British musical group Level 42. ... Rowland Charles Gould (born in 4th March 1955; Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK) known as Boon Gould, is a musician member of band Level 42 (1980-present). ... Phil Gould is a British professional drummer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Alan Murphy was an English guitarist, best remembered for his brilliant guitar work with Kate Bush, Go West and Level 42. ... Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is a British jazz guitarist and composer. ... Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ... Lyndon Connah (6th February 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British keyboard player. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising off of a musical arrangement. ... Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ...

Contents

History

Formation, early years and first successes

Before Level 42 Phil Gould, Mark King and Wally Badarou were members of the pop band M, during 1979. Gould recorded the US number one single 'Pop Muzik'. Wally Badarou (born March 22nd 1955 in Paris) is a musician from Benin. ... For other uses see M (disambiguation) M is the name of Robin Scotts musical collaboration who had a UK hit in April 1979 with the track Pop Muzik, featuring the distinctive vocals of Brigit Vinchon. ... See the following lists for the best-selling singles of each country: United Kingdom (also by year) United States of America France See also List of Christmas number one singles UK Singles Chart RIAA certification Record company Record industry Categories: | ... The song Pop Muzik was performed by Robin Scott, also known as M. He was a producer and musician, and the song was written as his resume of 25 years of pop music and being in the music business since 1954. ...


Level 42 was formed in 1980 as a jazz-funk fusion band. The Gould brothers, drummer Phil and guitarist Boon, together with then drummer Mark King all came from the Isle of Wight and had played together in various bands during their teenage years. In late 1979 Phil introduced King to keyboard player Mike Lindup, who Phil had met while studying at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Lindup was studying piano but had taken a course in percussion and he and Phil found that they shared musical heroes - Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett and Jan Hammer. Boon then returned from the United States in early 1980, after he had given up later on an ill-fated attempt to be "overnight successes" with King. The band needed a bassist, so King volunteered to learn. Lindup was working in London, but would play regularly with the band in loose rehearsal sessions Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat, electrified sounds. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Isle of Wight (disambiguation). ... Guildhall School of Music and Drama is a music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in the City of London, UK. The first Guildhall School was housed in an old warehouse in Aldermanbury, but these premises soon proved too small. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ... For other persons named Keith Jarrett, see Keith Jarrett (disambiguation). ... Jan Hammer (IPA: ) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, today part of the Czech Republic). ...


Initially the band was signed to a small independent record label, Elite Records, after being seen jamming together. Shortly after they released the single "Love Meeting Love", they came to the attention of Polydor Records and signed to them. One of the performers on that track, renowed synthesiser / instrumental keyboardist Wally Badarou, would later become Level 42's longtime co-producer and although he only ever played in the studio with them, he was known as the band's unofficial "fifth member". 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


In 1981 they released "Love Games", a top 40 hit. They then cut their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album. This became an immediate success throughout Europe. The following year, a second album The Pursuit of Accidents was made, and singles from the album, first "Weave Your Spell" and then "The Chinese Way" were released, both charting, the latter in particular rising high in the charts and gaining the band a much wider audience than hitherto. Their album went on to become a huge seller. In between, Polydor released The Early Tapes, recorded in the early days of the band when they were signed to the Elite label. A fourth album Standing in the Light generated their first top ten hit in the UK in 1983, "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)". Recorded with members of Earth, Wind and Fire, this album debuted a new era for the band, less experimental and jazzy than previous releases. There were no instrumental tracks on this album whatsoever, nor on any of their following albums until Staring at the Sun in 1988. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


The quartet followed that with the album True Colours in 1984, which veered between funk, power pop, midtempo rock and moody ballads. It yielded the singles "The Chant Has Begun" and "Hot Water" (a top 20 hit in Britain, and a top 5 hit in the Netherlands where the band became very popular, the song reached also #7 in Belgium). That same year, Mark King pursued a solo project Influences. By this time, Level 42 had also gained acclaim for its power as a live band (as showcased on the A Physical Presence album). A Physical Presence is a two-disc live album by the British funk-pop group Level 42. ...


Worldwide fame

Polydor Records years

The next studio album, World Machine, was successfully released in 1985. Singles from this LP, "Something About You" and "Leaving Me Now" were UK top twenty hits (top forty hits in Holland). More importantly, "Something About You" was also their first (and only) US top ten the following year; reaching too the Top 5 in Canada and the Top 20 in Italy. "Leaving Me Now" was the second hit from this album, peaking at #15 in the United Kingdom, but was not very successful outwith Europe. During the recording of World Machine, the first major tensions between Phil Gould and Mark King began to surface over musical direction, production and also in their personal relationship. This led to Phil leaving the band for a week and nearly being replaced by Allan Holdsworth's drummer Gary Husband (some three years prior to Husband actually joining Level 42). Gould and King's dispute was resolved and the group enjoyed their most successful year to date. 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... World-machine. ... Something About You is one of the most well-known singles of the UK band Level 42. ... Leaving me Now, released in 1985, was a number 15 single of British band Level 42. ... This article is about a region in the Netherlands. ... Leaving me Now, released in 1985, was a number 15 single of British band Level 42. ...


Next came "Lessons in Love" in early 1986 - a song taken from Running in the Family to be released in 1987 - which was a massive international hit and gave Level 42 its first number one, in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa, increasing its popularity considerably (#2 in Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden, #3 in the UK and in Ireland, #4 in Austria, #10 in Norway, #12 in the US in 1987 and #22 in France). By this time, the band was heading further away from its original jazz-funk sound and towards a much more mainstream pop sound. Elements of Level 42's roots can still be found in the funky "Coup d'État" and "Dream Crazy" on the UK version of the album, as well as a long instrumental track named "Hell", which was also recorded during the World Machine sessions. This last track did not see the light of day until the early 2000s as an MP3 download on the original Napster. Lessons in Love, is a single for the UK pop-rock band Level 42, released in 1986 of the album Running in the Family. Its one of the few singles of the band that they were positioned in the picture of Billboard Hot 100, the twelfth position reached by...


The band's 1987 album Running in the Family became their biggest seller, reaching the top five in numerous countries, and cemented this poppy musical direction, with King's bass and Lindup and Badarou's chugging keyboards serving as templates for smart pop songs like "Lessons in Love", "To Be With You Again" (#6 in the Netherlands and in Ireland), the ballad "It's Over" (#3 in Ireland and #7 in the Netherlands) and the title track (#1 in Norway, #3 in the Netherlands, #4 in Ireland, #5 in Switzerland). Singles from Running in the Family Released: April, 1986 Released: February, 1987 Released: April, 1987 Released: August, 1987 Released: November, 1987 Running in the Family was Level 42s 1987 album and featured the UK hit singles: Lessons in Love (which reached No. ...


Also in 1987, the band played in the Prince's Trust concert. King and Lindup was play with Eric Clapton lead guitars on "Running in the Family", with Ben E. King on Stand By Me, with The Righteous Brothers in "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and other classics[2]. The Princes Trust is a UK based charity headed by HRH The Prince of Wales. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Running in the Family, is a single released in 1987 by the UK band Level 42, of the album Running in the Family. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) became a famous soul singer of the early 60s. ... For other uses, see Stand by Me. ... The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin is a 1965 number-one hit single by The Righteous Brothers. ...


After this success, both Phil and Boon left the group: Phil suffered from nervous exhaustion and reportedly was not satisfied with the band's direction in terms of its newer "pop" sound. He even went as far as to call it "shallow pop music, which I'd had as much fun playing as when I played in holiday camps". Phil's relationship with King had also broken down and they found it difficult to work together. Boon also suffered from nervous exhaustion and decided to retire in order to settle down with his wife and children. King finally recruited Gary Husband to replace Phil and Steve Topping to replace Boon. Husband recommended Topping, but he did not work out due to personality differences with King. Rated session guitarist Alan Murphy joined, formerly of Go West. He had also been Kate Bush's studio guitarist. Alan Murphy was an English guitarist, best remembered for his brilliant guitar work with Kate Bush, Go West and Level 42. ... Go West. ...


A new Level 42 album, Staring at the Sun, was released in 1988, reaching number 2 in the UK and the top ten in several European charts, and including the hit-single "Heaven in My Hands" (number 12 in the UK and also top twenty in the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, etc.). Boon Gould (although he had now left), co-wrote many of the tracks with King, Lindup and Badarou. Gary Husband was credited with his first co-write with King on "Tracie". Staring at the Sun is the 8th studio album for the UK band Level 42 (1980 - Present) Heaven In My Hands (4:41) I Dont Know Why (4:23) Take A Look (4:41) Over There (4:01) Silence (4:57) Tracie (4:51) Staring At The Sun (4... Heaven In My Hands is one of the songs of the British group Level 42. ... Tracie, is a song written by Gary Husband and Mark King. ...


In October 1989, Alan died from an AIDS-related illness[3], and the band took some time off. At this time Level Best, a greatest hits compilation, was successfully released. In December 1990, the band played a record run at Hammersmith Odeon, London which had been booked almost two years before. These concerts also featured Lyndon J Connah on keyboards and backing vocals (who years later would fill in for Mike Lindup), and virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who Gary Husband asked to play as a favour to the band, whilst they searched for a permanent guitar player and in tribute to the late Alan Murphy, whom Holdsworth was a hero to and major influence. In this year, Mike Lindup also released his debut solo album, Changes. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Changes is a studio album released in 1994 by the singer and song-writer Mike Lindup, Keyboardist of the british musical group Level 42. ...


RCA / BMG years

During the early 1990s, the group tried to blend more of their earlier influences, such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, into their sound and Husband asked Allan Holdsworth to provide some guitar work for the album Guaranteed (notably on "A Kinder Eye") . Though well-received, especially by US music critics who appreciated the group's musicianship, many of their jazz-funk fans did not like the set's mostly progressive / rock-oriented style, and the pop music scene in the UK had moved in a different direction. The album did not get good reviews, despite the title track reaching #17 and the album reaching #3 in the UK charts, although some US critics regarding it as Level 42's most musically sophisticated work to date. Also of note is that Husband is credited playing Keyboards as well as drums and co-writing many tracks, with King, Lindup and Badarou. The album includes the only track completely written by Gary Husband (If You Were Mine), which also featured on the Guaranteed single release. BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is a British jazz guitarist and composer. ... A Kinder Eye is a song written for Mark King and George M. Green dedicated to the memory of Frances Robblee, George Greens mother-in-law. ...


Through it all, the band continued to be a potent live draw, with the studio members joined on stage by singer Annie McCaig, who also did backup vocals on the Guaranteed album; and the brass duo of sax player Gary Barnacle and trumpeter John Thirkell, aka The Hen Pecked Horns. Barnacle played on several Level 42 studio albums, dating back to the self-titled 1981 debut. Barnacle had been preceded as Level 42 tour saxophonist by Krys Mach, who also recorded with Level 42 and toured with the group from 1984 to 1988. Also of note, Dominic Miller guitarist of Sting solo career fame, played most of the guitar parts (along w/Mark King on 'Staring at the Sun') on both 'Staring at the Sun' and 'Guaranteed'. (Alan Murphy and Allan Holdsworth came late in the recording of both of their respective projects and added mostly guitar solos.) Gary Barnacle (born 1955 in Dover, England) is a saxophonist and brass instrument arranger primarily noted for session work, during the 1980s, with a large number of popular music acts, including pop singer Kim Wilde (whom he dated in the mid-80s). ... Trumpet player John Thirkell John Thirkell is a British trumpet player, who has appeared on dozens of pop, rock, and jazz recordings. ...


After the recording of Guaranteed, and a week long promotional tour, Mark King assumed Holdsworth would be unwilling to play guitar permanently with the band and he hired Jakko Jakszyk. Only after hiring Jakszyk did he discover that Holdsworth was willing to continue with the band. Although not on the record, Jakszyk features on the album's cover photo; he also took part in promotional duties and the tour for the album. He does play to great effect on two b-sides from this era: "At the Great Distance" and "As Years Go by". Jakszyk's other studio input with Level 42 came in the form of two unreleased tracks[4] (Fire and Free Your Soul) between the Guaranteed and Forever now albums. In 1993 Gary Husband left the band and returned to working with Allan Holdsworth and other session work, both as a drummer and keyboard/pianist. Reasons for this were various at the time, some stated that Husband did not like to play with a sequencer / click track and the band were increasingly using more of these in their performances at the time, however some music industry rumours suggested that record company pressure was on King and Lindup to work with Phil Gould again, who had co-wrote many of the bands early hits, to make a more commercial album, after the disappointing reaction to Guaranteed. Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ...


1994's Forever Now album did indeed mark the return of Phil Gould (as studio drummer and principal lyricist), following an out of the blue invitation from King,they both agreed to put their long running differences aside. The album saw the group move closer to its R&B-jazz roots, especially in the lush ballad "Romance", the acid-jazz-influenced "Sunbed Song" and the dance-pop "Learn to Say No." Jakko Jakszyk did not play on the album, (Session guitarist for this album was Danny Bloom), Jakko.com quoted that this was due to record company "politics", as with Husband now gone and Phil Gould just contributing in the studio, Level 42 were now marketed as just King and Lindup. Promo shots and videos for the album's singles (Forever Now, All Over You and Love in a Peaceful World), only featured King and Lindup (The ony other time this happened was for the promo of 1987's Children Say, which was the first promotional video shot after the Gould brothers left.)


With one further album required as part of the band's three album deal with RCA, fans saw a bright future for the band, with the critical success of Forever Now, however, the fruitful (part) reunion was short-lived. Phil Gould, dismayed at what he felt was the record company's ineptitude, did not go on the road with the band on their Forever Now tour. He was replaced for the tour with live session drummer Gavin Harrison and Jakko Jakszyk returned to play guitar for the tour and tv/promotion. It was announced halfway through the tour (on the day of their Manchester Apollo gig) that Level 42 would be disbanding permanently. Gavin Harrison (b. ... Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ...


Level 42 no more

In 1996, a Level 42 live album was released featuring a 1988 concert. Its liner notes justify the album as a tribute to a great band no longer with us.


In 1998, Mark King released a solo single "Bitter Moon" (Lyndon J Connor, who played with level 42 at the Hammersmith Odeon live shows in 1990, played keyboards on the track), followed up by his second solo album One Man with lyrics by Boon Gould. The album was not a big commercial success, and King has expressed an unwillingness to get involved in record industry politics again after his experience with Eagle Records. King later toured, initially as Mark King and went back on the road playing his own new compositions and some Level 42 favourites. In 1999 King did some shows at the jazz cafe in London as "The Mark King Group". This was of notable interest as the band included former Level 42 members, drummer Gary Husband and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, as well as a second guitarist, King's younger brother, Nathan King and Lyndon Connah again on Keyboards. Over the next couple of years King toured with his new band (sometimes called "Grupo Mark King"), this time without Jakszyk and he later included saxophone player Sean Freeman. One Man its a studio album released in 1998 for the singer and song-writer Mark King, bassist and vocalist of the British musical group Level 42. ... Gary Husband born in Yorkshire in 1960, is an English drummer who has played with, amongst others, the British jazz-funk band Morrissey Mullen and Level 42, and recorded with the likes of Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Mark King (to name a few). ... Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ... Nathan King is a pop/rock singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Lyndon Connah (6th February 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British keyboard player. ... Sean Freeman, (born in St Albans, United Kingdom) is the current saxophonist of the British musical group Level 42. ...


In August of the same year, three quarters of the original Level 42 line-up reunited for a private show. Phil Gould invited some musician friends to play at a party, including his brother Boon and Mike Lindup. Two years later, King, Lindup and Phil Gould played together (at Lindup's wedding) for the first time in ten years. This led to a tentative get together of the original line-up along with Wally Badarou, to work on a new studio album only. However, the reformation was short-lived, and old tensions began to resurface, particularly between Phil Gould and Mark King, who decided they could not work together again and subsequently the sessions were abandoned.


Level 42 return

Increasingly King and his band were playing more and more Level 42 tracks, so in late 2001, King came to a business agreement with Mike Lindup for the rights to the name Level 42 (Lindup agreed to play on future albums, but did not want to tour) and subsequently King reformed Level 42 with ex member Gary Husband on drums, Nathan King on guitar, Lyndon Connah on keyboards and Sean Freeman on Saxophone.


On 13 February 2005, Level 42 played a historic date at The Forum in London. For the first time since 14 October 1994 at The Royal Albert Hall, Mike Lindup joined Level 42 on stage. In March, the two Rockpalast shows from 1983 and 1984 were released on DVD, and in April, a show from 1983, recorded in Scotland, surfaces on CD called "The River Sessions". In June, The Ultimate Collection II is released including a brand new song called "Genius Of Love" by Hardage featuring Mark King on vocals and a sample of "I Want Eyes". is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the country. ...


Retroglide

A new album, Retroglide was announced in February 2006 with a supporting tour throughout the UK, Netherlands, Germany and some other European countries. Chiefly recorded by King and co-written by Boon Gould. Gary Husband plays drums (his first studio album since 1991's Guaranteed) with Nathan King on guitar/vocals, Lyndon Connah, keyboards and Sean Freeman on sax. It also has some contributions from Mike Lindup on keyboards/vocals as well as a guitar solo from Boon Gould on the track "Ship". Retroglide (released 18 September 2006) was a studio album by the British rock/pop/fusion group Level 42. ... Gary Husband born in Yorkshire in 1960, is an English drummer who has played with, amongst others, the British jazz-funk band Morrissey Mullen and Level 42, and recorded with the likes of Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Mark King (to name a few). ... Nathan King is a pop/rock singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Lyndon Connah (6th February 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British keyboard player. ... Sean Freeman, (born in St Albans, United Kingdom) is the current saxophonist of the British musical group Level 42. ... Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ...


In May 2006, prior to the start of the tour in October, level42.com announced that Mike Lindup would return full time to replace Lyndon J Connah on keyboards. Although Phil Gould is uncredited on the album, the track "Ship" is the first song since 1986 worked on by all four original members - Phil originally arranged the track with his brother Boon. Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ... Phil Gould is a British professional drummer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. ...


On Sunday 26 August 2007, Level 42 played a landmark outdoor gig at the Arundel Festival in West Sussex. Set in the grounds of the ancient Arundel Castle, in the village of the same name, the performance was notable due to a number of unexpected changes to the setlist. Running in the Family, a top 10 hit from 1987, was the second song in the set for the first time ever. The track usually appeared towards the end of the show in a medley of the band's most successful singles, which King affectionately refers to as "a string of knackered old hits". The concert is Level 42's only UK show of 2007. At the end of the concert Mark King promised a full UK tour for 2008. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 2008 Universal Music is set to re-issue the Running in the Family album in the label's 'Deluxe Edition' format, which takes a single disc album and turns it into a double disc package with previously unreleased bonus material. Extended re-issues of the True Colours and Standing in the Light albums will be released at the same time. Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Standing in the Light is the fourth album for UK band Level 42. ...


Both original members have been quoted (King in the magazine Record Collector, Lindup at level42.com) saying they are considering releasing a new studio album possibly comprising new acoustic versions of Level 42 songs, after the success of performing this way on various European radio shows in 2006, when promoting the Retroglide tour and album. Two notable points in these live radio performances were King singing and playing acoustic guitar (along with his brother Nathan), instead of his trademark bass playing and both Lindup and Husband on acoustic piano's. The possible "Acoustic" album was also mentioned in syndicated radio interviews. It has been suggested that Unplugged be merged into this article or section. ...


On various fan sites, there are rumours that King, Lindup, Husband and the other members of Level 42 are working on new material, co-writing with both Boon Gould and Wally Badarou again, with a view to recording a new album, possibly for release in 2008. Rowland Charles Gould (born 4 March 1955; Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK) known as Boon Gould, is a musician and one of the four founder members of the band Level 42. ... Wally Badarou (born March 22nd 1955 in Paris) is a musician from Benin. ...


The band is contracted to deliver a further two albums to Universal Music subsidiary W14 Music, as part of a Distribution deal signed prior to the release of Retroglide in 2006.


A new twenty date Level 42 UK tour for 2008 was announced by the band on the 16th January. [5]


Band members

Main article: Level 42 members

The first meeting of the group which would eventually form Level 42 involved Mark King (Vocals/Bass guitar), Mike Lindup (Keyboards/Vocals), Dominic Miller (Guitar) and Phil Gould (Drums). At all subsequent meetings Rowland 'Boon' Gould replaced Dominic Miller on guitar; Phil and Boon are brothers. The two brothers, along with King and Lindup, are known as the 'original and founding members'. Studio keyboardist Wally Badarou contributed to many of the band's early hits, and is considered by many to be the unofficial fifth member of the group. Initially, the instrumentation responsibilities were not easy to decide. King was primarily a drummer, but also played bass. Boon played bass and guitar equally well. Lindup and Phil Gould were training as percussionists and both played drums, although Lindup also played keyboards. None of them sang. Eventually they settled with the arrangement shown above. Boon also played saxophone. Although they considered looking outside the band for a vocalist, eventually they decided to split vocals between King and Lindup. All of the formations of the British musical group Level 42. ... Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Dominic Miller is an Argentine-English guitarist. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Phil Gould is a British professional drummer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Rowland Charles Gould (born in 4th March 1955; Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK) known as Boon Gould, is a musician member of band Level 42 (1980-present). ... Wally Badarou (born March 22nd 1955 in Paris) is a musician from Benin. ...


Over the years full time band members have included, drummer Gary Husband, guitarists: Alan Murphy, Allan Holdsworth, Jakko Jakszyk, Nathan King, keyboard player: Lyndon Connah, and saxophonist: Sean Freeman. Gary Husband born in Yorkshire in 1960, is an English drummer who has played with, amongst others, the British jazz-funk band Morrissey Mullen and Level 42, and recorded with the likes of Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Mark King (to name a few). ... Alan Murphy was an English guitarist, best remembered for his brilliant guitar work with Kate Bush, Go West and Level 42. ... Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is a British jazz guitarist and composer. ... Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ... Nathan King is a pop/rock singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Lyndon Connah (6th February 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British keyboard player. ... Sean Freeman, (born in St Albans, United Kingdom) is the current saxophonist of the British musical group Level 42. ...


The band still performs live shows and a new album, Retroglide, was released on 18 September 2006. is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current members

This lineup stays since 2006, when Mike Lindup returned definitively to the position of keyboardist of the band.[6]

Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ... Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ... Gary Husband born in Yorkshire in 1960, is an English drummer who has played with, amongst others, the British jazz-funk band Morrissey Mullen and Level 42, and recorded with the likes of Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin and Mark King (to name a few). ... Nathan King (29th August 1970) is a British guitarist, member of the musical group Level 42 since 2001. ... Sean Freeman, (born in St Albans, United Kingdom) is the current saxophonist of the British musical group Level 42. ...

Studio member

  • Wally Badarou: Keyboards/Vocals/Co-writer/Producer (1980 - 1994)

Wally Badarou (born March 22nd 1955 in Paris) is a musician from Benin. ...

Former members

  • Boon Gould: Guitars (1980 - 1987)1 - left due to ill health, but continues to write with Mark King
  • Phil Gould: Drums (1980 - 1987; 1994) - left due to being unhappy with the musical direction, but returned in the studio for one final album, 1994's Forever Now
  • Alan Murphy: Guitars (1988 - 1989) - replaced Boon Gould, but became ill and died of pnuemonia, the band stated they could "not replace Alan"
  • Allan Holdsworth: Guitars (1990 - 1991) - filled in for the deceased Alan Murphy (Holdsworth was Murphy's hero)
  • Jakko Jakszyk: Guitars (1991 - 1993; 1994) - toured with the band until they originally stopped working together in 1994
  • Lyndon Connah: Keyboards (2001 - 2005) - filled in for Mike Lindup, until he returned to the band in 2006


1 Boon subsequently wrote lyrics for the albums: Staring at the Sun (1988) and 2006's Retroglide. He also played a guitar solo on the track Ship, which was originally his composition, which was added to by King.[7] Rowland Charles Gould (born in 4th March 1955; Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK) known as Boon Gould, is a musician member of band Level 42 (1980-present). ... Phil Gould is a British professional drummer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Forever Now (1994) is the tenth studio album by Level 42. ... Alan Murphy was an English guitarist, best remembered for his brilliant guitar work with Kate Bush, Go West and Level 42. ... Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is a British jazz guitarist and composer. ... Jakko M. Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with Level 42. ... Lyndon Connah (6th February 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British keyboard player. ... Staring at the Sun is the 8th studio album for the UK band Level 42 (1980 - Present) Heaven In My Hands (4:41) I Dont Know Why (4:23) Take A Look (4:41) Over There (4:01) Silence (4:57) Tracie (4:51) Staring At The Sun (4... Retroglide (released 18 September 2006) was a studio album by the British rock/pop/fusion group Level 42. ...


Original formation

The original formation stayed intact during the period of 1980 up to 1987.

Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ... Mike Lindup is best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer who joined with Mark King and others to form the 1980s - 1990s British funk, rock and pop group Level 42. ... Rowland Charles Gould (born in 4th March 1955; Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK) known as Boon Gould, is a musician member of band Level 42 (1980-present). ... For the drummer Phil Gould, see Phil Gould (musician). ...

Origins of the name

The origin of the band's name has been variously described as being inspired by a sign in a lift in a very tall building in the US; the top level of the biggest car-park in the world, in Japan; the floor on which Jonathan Pryce's character resides in the film Brazil (which was released long after the band gained international recognition); or after Tower 42 (also known as the NatWest Tower) the tallest building in the City of London. For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ... Jonathan Pryce (born John Price; June 1, 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor. ... Tower 42 from directly below Tower 42 viewed from street level. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ...


King and Boon Gould decided the band should be called simply by a number, and they both favoured '88' - the number of the bus they used to catch to the recording studio. However, Lindup and Phil Gould saw a poster for a band called Rocket 88 so their idea was abandoned (although '88' was later used as a song title). King and Gould both claim to have been reading Douglas Adams' comical science fiction novel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy wherein the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, is '42'. Therefore '42' was suggested as a name for the band. It should be noted that their then producer, Andy Sojka (now deceased), similarly claimed to have been reading the book, and claimed to have put forward the number as a suggested band name. It is known therefore, that the use of the number '42' in the band name came from either King, Boon Gould, or Sojka. The appendage of the word 'Level' is claimed to have been from either Sojka's lawyer, or John Gould's (the third brother and band manager) lawyer. Rocket 88 is the name of a United Kingdom-based boogie-woogie band formed c. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ... The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything The 42 Puzzle, as it appeared in The Illustrated Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything has a numeric solution in Douglas Adams series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. ...


Other names considered for the band were 'Powerline' and 'Kick in the Head'. 'Powerline' was rejected and given to another of Sojka's groups, and it was on a white label promotional record numbered 'DAZZ 4' that the words 'Level 42' first appeared. The band providing the B-side - a track called "Sandstorm" (a track which they also wanted to call "Kick in the Head"). The A side was provided by 'Powerline'.


'Kick In The Head' was finally used by the band as a working title for the song "A Floating Life" on their True Colours album. The lyric features in the song.


Three further songs (all instrumentals) were 'numbered' by the band: '43', '88' and the B-side 'Forty-two'.


Trivia

Rowland Gould's childhood nickname was "Boon". The nickname supposedly came from his uncle, who found him so quiet and well behaved as a baby that he informed Rowland's mother that the baby was 'a real boon'. Look up boon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


At the band's peak Mark King, whose nickname was "Thunderthumbs"[8] was often cited as "The world's best bass player", and his thumb was reportedly insured for over £1 million. He was also one of the first artists to have LED lights up and down his bass guitar neck/frets. Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ...


At school in Cowes Isle of Wight Mark's nickname was "Joe" -Joe King- because his sense of humour was legendary and he was never without a smile or a joke on his lips. This article is about the town on the Isle of Wight. ... For other uses, see Isle of Wight (disambiguation). ...


Mark King appears in an episode of the UK comedy show French and Saunders, along with Dire Strait's Mark Knopfler, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Motorhead's Lemmy and Ralph McTell, in a sketch about learning how to play the guitar.[9] Mark King (born 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight) is a British musician from the Isle of Wight. ... French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show starring and written by comedy team Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, and is also the name by which they are known on the rare occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the jazz guitarist see David Gilmore. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister on December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Willis, Lemmy Kilmister, and Lemmy von Motörhead), is an English singer and bass guitarist, most famous for being the founding member of the heavy metal band Motörhead. ... Ralph McTell (born Ralph May in Farnborough, England, 3 December 1944) is an English singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player who has been an influential figure on the UK folk scene since the 1960s. ...


Level 42 also appear in the closing credits of an episode of the UK comedy The Fast Show, in which they are interrupted by Paul Whitehouse, who asks them to "turn it down". [10] The Fast Show is a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran for four series from 1994 to 2000. ... Suits you Sir Mark Williams (left) with Paul Whitehouse (right) The Fast Show For the motor vehicle and aircraft painter, see Paul Whitehouse (painter). ...


In 2006 Anthony David recorded a cover version of "Something About You" on The Red Clay Chronicles album. Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive neuropsychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, part of Kings College London. ...


In the Mighty Boosh episode "Hitcher", the character known as the hitcher claimed to have a thumb war with Mark King, who lost the thumb and thus his place as the Slap bass president. The Mighty Boosh is a British cult comedy set in Bob Fossils Funworld (later the Zooniverse), a very strange zoo indeed. The Mighty Boosh stars Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) who play slightly hapless zookeepers working under the ever-watchful eye of bad-tempered zoo...


Discography

Main article: Level 42 discography

Since 1980, british pop musical group Level 42 has released 11 studio albums. ...

Studio albums

Level 42 was an album by Level 42, released in 1981. ... Strategy is the second album for UK band Level 42 (1980 - present). ... The Pursuit of Accidents is the third album for the UK band Level 42. ... Standing in the Light is the fourth album for UK band Level 42. ... True Colours is the fifth studio album for the UK band Level 42 (1980 - Present) . // The Chant Has Begun (5:23) Kansas City Milkman (5:31) Seven Days (4:26) Hot Water (5:41) A Floating Life (5:14) True Believers (5:08) My Hero (4:15) Kouyaté (4:52... World-machine. ... Singles from Running in the Family Released: April, 1986 Released: February, 1987 Released: April, 1987 Released: August, 1987 Released: November, 1987 Running in the Family was Level 42s 1987 album and featured the UK hit singles: Lessons in Love (which reached No. ... Staring at the Sun is the 8th studio album for the UK band Level 42 (1980 - Present) Heaven In My Hands (4:41) I Dont Know Why (4:23) Take A Look (4:41) Over There (4:01) Silence (4:57) Tracie (4:51) Staring At The Sun (4... Guaranteed (released Autumn 2006) is the 9th stidio album for Level 42, UK band. ... Forever Now (1994) is the tenth studio album by Level 42. ...

Top 40 singles

Between 1980 and 1994, Level 42 had a total of 30 Singles in the UK charts. The following 20 singles reached the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart: “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...

1981: "Love Games" - #38
1983: "The Chinese Way" - #24
1983: "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)" - #10
1983: "Micro-kid" - #37
1984: "Hot Water" - #18
1985: "Something About You" - #6
1985: "Leaving Me Now" - #15
1986: "Lessons in Love" - #3
1987: "Running in the Family" - #6
1987: "To Be With You Again" - #10
Love Games is the first single from the first album of the English musical group Level 42. ... The Chinese Way is a single by the UK band Level 42. ... The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) is a single released in 1983 by the Musical Group Level 42. ... Micro-kid is a popular british 1980s song, released in 1983 by the british musical group Level 42 in their fourth studio album Standing in the Light. ... Hot Water is a single thrown in 1984 by the musical group of United Kingdom, Level 42. ... Something About You is one of the most well-known singles of the UK band Level 42. ... Leaving me Now, released in 1985, was a number 15 single of British band Level 42. ... Lessons in Love, is a single for the UK pop-rock band Level 42, released in 1986 of the album Running in the Family. Its one of the few singles of the band that they were positioned in the picture of Billboard Hot 100, the twelfth position reached by... Running in the Family, is a single released in 1987 by the UK band Level 42, of the album Running in the Family. ... To Be With You Again is a song of the British musical group Level 42, thrown in 1987. ...

1987: "It's Over" - #10
1987: "Children Say" - #22
1988: "Heaven in My Hands" - #12
1988: "Take a Look" - #32
1989: "Tracie" - #25
1989: "Take Care of Yourself" - #39
1991: "Guaranteed" - #17
1994: "Forever Now" - #19
1994: "All Over You" - #26
1994: "Love In A Peaceful World" - #31
Its Over is one of the most famous singles of the band of United Kingdom, Level 42. ... Children Say is a song written by Mark King, Mike Lindup and Phil Gould. ... Heaven In My Hands is one of the songs of the British group Level 42. ... Take A Look, is a single released in 1988 by the UK band Level 42, of the album Staring At The Sun. ... Tracie, is a song written by Gary Husband and Mark King. ... Take Care Of Yourself is a song released by the British musical group Level 42 in 1989. ... Guaranteed is a famous single of the British musical group Level 42. ... Forever Now, isa single of the Pop/Rock UK band Level 42, released in 1994 from the album Forever Now, a album done by the vocalist Mark King, and the keyboard player Mike Lindup. ... All Over You is a single released in 1994 by the musical group Level 42. ... Love in a Peaceful World is an United Kingdom hit, released in 1994 in the final decade studio album Forever Now by the British musical group Level 42. ...

References

  1. ^ Level 42 Profile. My Village - London. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  2. ^ Level 42 in Princess Trust's concert 1987. Level 42 Web Digest. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  3. ^ Alan Murphy's Profile. Forever Now.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  4. ^ Unreleased Tracks. Forever Now.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  5. ^ livenation. New Tour. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  6. ^ Unofficial Myspace. Mysace of information. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  7. ^ Boon Gould in MSN Music. Boon Gould info at MSN music. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  8. ^ Mark King Interview. Like Music.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  9. ^ Mark King's IMDb Profile. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  10. ^ Level 42's IMDb Profile. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-05-02.

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