23 Sep 2013

Mark King of Level 42 Visits ACM

ACM was pleased to welcome Mark King, bass player and lead vocalist of Level 42 to ACM who delivered a masterclass session on Monday 30th September.

More about Mark King
Mark helped to develop and popularise the slap and pop style of bass playing in the 1980s, creating his own unique, distinct jazz/funk style.

Originally a drummer, Mark developed a rapid playing speed introducing technical elements that enabled him to produce a mix of percussive effects while still playing a bass.

With chart-topping hits such as ‘Hot Water’ ,‘The Chinese Way’, ‘Running in the Family’ and ‘Lessons in Love’, Level 42 supported The Police in 1981, and went on to enjoy world-wide success touring alone and with the likes of Steve Winwood, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler and Elton John.

“Mark was the main reason I started playing Bass, so to have him come to ACM and see what we have here & what we have built over the years was a real treat. He has inspired so many of us over the years & did just that yesterday.”
Paul Geary Senior Bass Guitar Lecturer

ACM would like to thanks Mark King for visiting ACM and we hope to welcome him back to Guildford again very soon.

For more information about Mark King and Level 42, visit the website or follow Level 42’s Mark King on Twitter and Facebook.

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