Tag Archives: Levellers

Gig review: BEAUTIFUL DAYS Festival – Devon, 18-20 August 2017

BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL - Devon, 18-20 August 2017

Dance Before, During and After the Storm Between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th August 2017 the bizarre, the wonderful and the contradictions of the norm gathered in the grounds of Escot Park to embrace the eclectic bohemian eccentricity that is … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeremy Cunningham (LEVELLERS) – August 2016

Jeremy Cunningham - Levellers

On a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon at Watchet Live Music Festival, bass player for The Levellers, Jeremy Cunningham, was kind enough to interrupt his lunch for a quick chat with me.  Headliners at Watchet Live, this was the second date … Continue reading

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Gig review: WATCHET FESTIVAL – 27-28 August 2016

WATCHET FESTIVAL - 27-28 August 2016

Watchet Festival – The small festival with a huge heart… Saturday 27th August After spending what felt like half my lifetime sitting in the giant car park that is the M5, he beautiful scenery as we drove along the winding … Continue reading

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Gig review: BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL – Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

Bearded Theory  A field full of happiness… In May 2013, Bearded Theory festival captured a piece of my heart and has steadfastly refused to give it back since.  It’s impossible not to love this place and I’m not the only … Continue reading

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News: Early festivals set scene for summer – BEARDED THEORY and ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL of Britain

Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Multi award-winning family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory have announced that the festival has completely sold out of tickets in every category. Tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not … Continue reading

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DVD review: LEVELLERS – A Curious Life

LEVELLERS - A Curious Life

OTF Recordings [Release date 27.04.15] This film tells the story of the Levellers through the perspective of the band’s bass player Jeremy Cunningham. The film is directed by Dunstan Bunce, former frontman of Chumbawamba. His parents are the unlikely stars … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEVELLERS – Opera House, Buxton, 5 March 2015

Levellers - Buxton Opera House, 5 March 2015

Walking up to the majestic Buxton Opera House it was noticeable that the crusty old tour vans of years gone by have been replaced by posh tour coaches but were Levellers still true to their roots?  Well tonight we were … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEVELLERS/The Selecter – William Aston Hall, Wrexham, 18 November 2014

LEVELLERS - William Aston Hall, Wrexham, 18 November 2014

There is something wonderfully timeless about a Levellers gig. Every time I have seen them over the past twenty-odd years they have always been the same, giving a full-on performance for their adoring fans and leaving nothing on the stage … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEVELLERS, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 13 November 2014

Levellers - Shepherd

Levellers are currently on their Greatest Hits tour and played to a packed crowd at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. There were two support acts, first up a female singer performing under the name of She Makes War. It was an … Continue reading

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Album review: LEVELLERS – Greatest Hits

Levellers - Greatest Hits

On The Fiddle Recordings [Released 29.09.14] This greatest hits collection collects every one of the Levellers singles from the past twenty five years, of which twenty were hit singles. There is also an accompanying DVD which features some weird and … Continue reading

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Album Review: LEVELLERS – Green Blade Rising / Truth And Lies

        Eagle Records – Release Date: 7 October 2013 Following the full-blown remastered / repackaged / bonus material / multi-disc re-issues of the Levellers’ China Records back catalogue in 2012, here we have Eagle Records measly attempt … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROPREDY, 8-10 August 2013

Cropredy 2013

34 years ago, an English electric folk band played what was intended to be there final show in a field in Cropredy village, Oxfordshire. However, as the saying goes,  ‘best laid plans’,  a reunion tour was announced shortly after and … Continue reading

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Gig review: Bearded Theory Festival, Kedleston Hall Park, 17-19 May 2013

Bearded Theory Festival 2013, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Bearded Theory is one of the multitude of smaller festivals that still holds its roots in the rue meaning of festivals. It’s not about big corporate sponsorship, VIP this and that to get the better camping/showers etc and making money … Continue reading

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LEVELLERS – Reissues

Levellers - Levelling The Land

(Edsel Records) The Levellers are one of the most enduring and, it must be said, likeable bands to have been around for the past twenty-five years. Their blend of anarchic punk anthems aligned to touching folk sensitivity has been a … Continue reading

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