Mark King (musician)

Mark King ( born October 20, 1958 in Cowes, Isle of Wight ) is a British musician. He is a radio - bassist and singer of the pop band Level 42

King began with nine years of playing the drums, until he discovered at age 19 the bass itself. In no time, he learned to play the bass and founded in 1980 the band Level 42 together with the brothers Boon Gould and Phil Gould and keyboardist Mike Lindup.

Mark King was influenced by musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Miles Davis and John McLaughlin. His radio - style is characterized by a driving forward slap technique.

Was for many productions of other artists, and King was hired as a guest musician. In 2010 he took part in the Prince's Trust rock gala among others, with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Jools Holland part.



  • Influences ( Polygram/1984 )
  • One Man ( Eagle Records/1998 )
  • Trash ( DFP-Music/1999 )
  • Live on the Isle of Wight ( DFP-Music/2000 ) (live)


  • I Feel Free ( Polygram/1984 )
  • Bitter Moon (Eagle Records/1998 )