Level 42 were formed in 1980 and promptly snapped up by Elite Records. It didn’t
take long before they began to fulfil early promise, with their debut single
Love Meeting Love quickly becoming a classic on the jazz funk club scene. But
their slick pop-funk sound marked them out for more than cult success, and it
was not long before their growing reputation brought them to the attention of
Polydor who released the Level 42 album, which in turn spawned the hit Love
Games. Then the underground classic Starchild (recently featured by revered New
York DJ Francois K on a mix CD).
The band went on to release 14 albums, had 18 top 40 singles, including Lessons
in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running in the Family and Hot
Water among them, sell out Wembley for weeks and shift in excess of 30 million
Founding member and front man Mark King’s distinctive slap bass and vocal sound
caught the attention and inspired the loyal fanbase that has followed them since,
and the bands virtuosity as instrumentalists remains a rare inspiration to
aspiring young players the world over.
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