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Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King
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Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King

When Gary Husband went into the studio for his latest record, the drummer, keyboardist and composer enlisted the help of an all-star cast to help him make it a reality. The result is Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2, the follow up to Husband’s 2010 Vol. 1 release of the same name. Among the musicians Husband recruited is Level 42 bassist...

Mark King Auctions Gear, Memorabilia for Charity
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Mark King Auctions Gear, Memorabilia for Charity

Level 42 bassist Mark King is auctioning off some of his memorabilia and gear to benefit the Beaulieu House, a respite care center that helps children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities. Among the items is King’s 30th anniversary Ashdown MK500 head and the first Status KingBass he took on tour, which was featured on the 2001...

Level 42 Releases 30th Anniversary Tour DVD
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Level 42 Releases 30th Anniversary Tour DVD

Level 42, led by bassist/vocalist Mark King, has released a new DVD from their 30th Anniversary Tour last year. The performance is taken from their October 22, 2010 gig at the Indigo2 in London and features the full 2010 set with songs ranging their history. The band officially formed in 1980 but had a 7-year split starting in 1994. King,...

Mark King Slap Solo
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Mark King Slap Solo

LEDs? Headless bass? Must be Mark King doing his thing.

Level 42: “Living It Up” 30th Anniversary Release
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Level 42: “Living It Up” 30th Anniversary Release

Level 42 is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new 4-CD box set, Living It Up, released today. The set brings together 34 tracks from Level 42’s A-side singles, 10 previously unreleased tracks and two B-sides only available on vinyl. The final disc is new material, recorded in early 2010 by singer/bassist Mark King and keyboardist/vocalist Mike Lindup, featuring acoustic...

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Level 42: The Sun Goes Down

Our friend Billy Voight recommended this video with three words: “Funky funky bass.”

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Dominic Miller Releases “November”, Featuring Level 42’s Mark King

Dominic Miller, the guitarist known best for his acoustic guitar work, has released his first electric album of his solo career, November. The move wasn’t easy, either. “I cleaned house and went back to zero again by putting [my first] four albums behind me,” shares Miller. Miller decided November would be an instrumental album, and knew his choice of compositions...

Concerts & Tours

Level 42 Announces International Tour; U.S. Dates Included

Level 42 bassist Mark King announced a summer 2010 tour for the band, which stretches the globe. Most exciting is the return to the U.S., which will be the group’s first visit in a little over two decades. King notes that the dates are confirmed early, so “there’s no excuses for you not to be there…” The band is celebrating...

Sheet Music & Instruction

The Mark King Bass Book Released

Bassline Publishing has recently released the Mark King Bass Book, which contains transcriptions of the Level 42 frontman’s bass lines, as well as live bass solos with detailed performance notes. The 139-page book, which was written by Stuart Clayton, also includes a biography, extensive bassography, and an exclusive interview. Included Transcriptions: Sandstorm Theme To Margaret Mr. Pink 88 43 Dune...

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Level 42’s Mark King delivers special Christmas gift

Heather Bloomgren of Wichita, Kansas got a very special present this year. Heather has been making a concerted effort to get her favorite band, Level 42, to make an appearance in the United States by creating a Facebook page, and also making a string of funny and interesting YouTube videos. Level 42, a band from the UK driven by singer...