In the states, Level 42 may only be seen as two-hit-wonders thanks to the massive success of “Something About You’ and “Lessons in Love” in the mid-80s. But around the rest of the world, Level 42 were viewed as a seriously complex group merging funk, r&b, jazz and rock in ways few others have ever done. Founding members bassist Mark King and keyboardist Mike Lindup finally closed up shop in the mid-90s, but reunited in 2006 and have steadily toured the world ever since. In this deep chat, Mike and I go over the band’s history, the stories behind some of their songs, his excellent, but under-heard solo album, and what he’s up to now. There’s also a hilarious Bill Murray story at the end. On a personal note, this is a big one for me as Mike owns my all-time favorite singing voice.
- 04/11/2022 Hastings at White Rock Theatre
- 05/11/2022 Torquay at Princess Theatre
- 06/11/2022 Llandudno at Venue Cymru Theatre
- 08/11/2022 Northampton at Royal & Derngate
- 09/11/2022 Swansea at Swansea Arena
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