Close up of a keyboard.

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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Sept. 29, 2016. In the final part of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I show the finished product, and provide further information on cost, construction time and more.

Aug. 30, 2016. In Part 4 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I talk about stainng and varnishing.

July 12, 2016. This month, in Part 3 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I detail the construction process.

June 16, 2016. This month, in Part 2 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I look at the preparation needed..

May 30, 2016. This month sees the start of a series on how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk. Part 1 this month looks at the design process.

April 29, 2016. This month I have added a short article on Trumpet Psychology to the Musicians' Corner - an essential read for aspiring professionals.

March 29, 2016. This month the Selected CD Reviews section has been updated with four additional audio files.

Feb. 24, 2016. A new photo has been added to the Gallery of a Valentine's Day concert I played at this month, accompanying various artists.

Jan. 14, 2016. New in the Reviews section this month is a look at PMC's TB2 Nearfield Monitors.

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