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Phil Gould Interview – Inside Musicast – 13/05/2013

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Although the name Phil Gould is associated primarily with Level 42, his career as a musician goes much deeper. He started out playing in bands, along with his brother, while living on the Isle of Wight when he was a teen. Having studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music, he later found his way onto the charts with the band M and their worldwide hit ‘Pop Muzik’, as well as a stint with the band Roxy Music. He departed Level 42 in 1987 and took a lengthy hiatus from music in the mid 90’s and 2000’s. He finally returned in 2009 to deliver his solo debut titled “Watertight”, a collection of eleven songs and features ex-Level 42 band mate Mike Lindup and Berenice Scott on lead vocals. And there’s more on the way, as Phil is working on even more new music that could be released later this year. Inside MusiCast welcomes Phil Gould.



  1. Posted 14 May 2013 at 16:45 |

    Marvelous interview, great to hear Phil being very open & honest about the past with Level 42, all the very best for the future, much respect Mr Gould !

  2. Posted 14 May 2013 at 20:45 |

    In my adolescence in the middle of the 80 years I have seen and heard a lot of drummers who played well. As heads (Billy Cobham), or technically picturesquely (for exmaple Peter Erskine). But that’s how I heard Phil play live in me left a deep positive effects. To this day I can not get enough of looking at his brilliant, technical game DVD Live at Wembley in 1986 year. Thus I once modeled a drummer, I would like to have in a band. Shortly after that I discovered Dave Weckl, these are my two most respected drummers. Well … and after many years came a little big Pete Ray Biggin. Fabulous, Mark has done very well, it conquered to Level 42! And I could see him live in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) at the Spring Jazz Days 2012. Great!

  3. Borix
    Posted 24 May 2013 at 14:27 |

    Very insightful interview. I appreciate his honesty and respect him highly as person and musician. It clearly shows the difference in personality of two brilliant musicians (introvert and extrovert). Perhaps even more apparent is the pressure of the music industry and fame on Phil, something Mark could handle or even thrived on.

    I am also at peace that they all went their separate way, it was only natural.

  4. Kevin W Sanders
    Posted 8 July 2013 at 16:58 |

    What a modest bloke Phil is & not a bad word said, for me that speaks volumes!!! Cheers Morgan for sharing

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