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Level 42 in Concert

Level 42 have been described as a pop rock and jazz-funk band, a description which I think is about as accurate as you can get. The band enjoyed great success in the '80s and '90s largely due to the bass playing of Mark King, although full credit must be given to the other band members for helping shape the Level 42 sound.

Level 42, photo of band members.I saw the band in the '90s at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from a seat quite far from the stage.  Nevertheless, the sound was very good and I could just about see the band well enough to know that I wasn’t being fooled by lookalikes.

Although I enjoyed the show, and the band played well, the concert wasn’t particularly memorable. This is in no way a slight on Level 42 but more a reflection on how, in at least some cases, a large venue can dull the feeling of excitement and reduce the presence of a band. I would very much have liked to see them earlier in their career at a smaller venue, and experience the raw energy such a band can create.



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Jan. 30, 2018. Turntables are making a comeback, with many on the market to choose from. This month's article, Choosing a Turntable, can helps you make the right choice.

Dec. 30, 2017. This month I've updated the article Harry Beckett in Concert.

Nov. 27, 2017. After evaluating the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Generation USB Interface for several months, I can now post this in-depth review.

Oct. 30, 2017. The KORG SV-1 Keyboard Image Gallery has been updated this month with a brief description added to each photograph.

Sept. 25, 2017. This month sees the addition of a new piece of music - Heaven's Door.

Aug. 29, 2017. This month I've added a small selection of old photographs to a new page entitled Gallery - Archive.

July 26, 2017. The question I attempt to answer this month is Why Pay For Music? Leaving aside the legal argument there is much more to consider. Read the article to find out more.

June 28, 2017. This month features an article on how to make DIY Acoustic Panels that don't need attaching to a wall with screws or glue.

May 29, 2017. New this month is a selection of six Royalty Free Radio Jingles.

April 30, 2017. After a half-year break from adding new material to this site, I've added an article / review on Headphone Holders.

Jan. ~ Mar. 2017. New posts coming soon.


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