Mark has kindly donated this uniquely personal instrument to help raise funds for Pete Ray Biggin’s – Level 42’s drummer for those that don’t know! – Track23 Studios project. There is an ongoing crowdfunding campaign to raise the final funding to complete construction of the studios and provide an incredible resource for working musicians to create, produce and mix in a custom-built creative hub in Watford, UK. Please take a moment to visit the campaign, get involved and share across your social media 😊
Now, back to the raffle 😉
This is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a unique piece of musical history. This is not just some factory bass — this is the original bass guitar made to Mark’s own personal specifications and was his go-to weapon of choice during the Level 42 Eternity Tour.
For fans of Mark King and Level 42 there can be nothing greater than personally holding (with reverence) and owning the actual bass guitar played by Mark on the 2018 tour.
You have one chance in a lifetime to own this incredible bass, and this is it.
Rotosound talks to Level 42 frontman, Mark King, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his life, why he first picked up the bass, and why he has used Rotosound strings throughout his career. Mark takes questions from fans including how often he changes his strings (it’s a lot!), if he plays double bass, and whether he has any dreams yet to be fulfilled.
Filmed as part of NAMM’s Believe In Music Week 2021.
Announced for February! ‘Level 42: The Complete Polydor Years Volume 1 1980-1984’ – a 10CD box set containing all the Level 42 albums from 1981 – 1984 in their original glory, plus all the B-Sides, 7” Mixes, remixes and rare versions from those eras. Compiled in conjunction with Level 42 and band experts Paul Wallace, Paul Waller and Simon Carson. Pre-order now: http://cherryred.co/Level42PolydorYears
Level 42 performing live on the cult British TV show The Tube in 1985. Taken from their album World Machine, ‘Something About You’ reached the top 10 in both the UK and the US and catapulted the band to the international stage.
Footage licensed from ITV Archive. All rights reserved.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Mike Lindup’s original solo album, Changes, he’s releasing a limited run of reprinted albums in Orange Vinyl, with the first pre-ordered copies hand signed. For more info, click the link below:
Changes 30th Anniversary Edition Orange Vinyl on Knapdale Records.
Featuring: Dominic Miller, Manu Katche, Pino Palladino, Miles Bould, Dave Heath, Ann Morfee, Pato & Carlos Fuentes, German Santana.
Produced by Mike Lindup. Co-Produced and Engineered by Calum Malcolm.
The Spirit Is Free
West Coast Man
Life Will Never Be The Same