Anybody turning up here tonight expecting a hot sweaty 'Levellers' gig would have been disappointed, it was a very much more laid back affair, with Mark's solo material dominating the set with a few well chosen 'Levellers' numbers thrown in for good measure. The band comprised of an unusually placed side of the stage drum kit, along with a double bass, electric guitarist and Dan Donnelly joining the band to play a number of different instruments. The songs stand up very well live as despite the tour only being a few dates old songs such as the opener 'Elephant Fayre' , 'All The Pieces' and my personal favourite 'Paramount' are performed with supreme confidence.
After a brilliant reworked version of 'Levellers song originally released on the 'Zeitgeist' album 'Maid Of the River' which included a slide guitar, the band left the stage to massive applause with the audience all shouting for more. Mark and the band dutifully returned and performed a couple more 'Levellers' tunes to satisfy the excited audience's demands.
All The Pieces
Say You're Gonna Be My Girl
Great and The Dead
Maid Of The River
Drinking For England
Just the One
Review/photos/video by Chinners