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Wally Badarou | Red Bull Music Academy

Revered musician Wally Badarou breaks down some of the secrets of working as part of the Compass Point All-Stars with Sly and Robbie while also offering a fly on the keyboard view of recording Pop Muzik with Robin Scott and explaining why he refused to sign a contract with James Brown in his RBMA Melbourne 2006 Lecture.

Photographs of level 42 recording the album Guaranteed

In 1990 Mark King asked me to come up to his Summerhouse Recording Studio in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England, to take photographs of Level 42 recording their “Guaranteed” Album. A great experience and I had the pleasure of watching guitarist Alan Holdsworth in action. Time to put the cameras down and watch a master.

Patrick Eden

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Walking on hot coals

The 14th Walking Festival has kicked off on the Isle of Wight. It included fire-walking and glass-walking in St. Thomas’ Square in Newport. It is always a crowd puller and this year Mark King from Level 42 has been taking part. He is the patron of children’s respite centre Beaulieu House in Newport.