Mark King (musician)

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Mark Raymond King (born 20 October 1958) is an English musician. He is the lead singer and bassist of the jazz-funk band Level 42. King is known for his slap style of playing the bass guitar, with MusicRadar describing him as "the guy who put the slap in pop during the 80s".[1] King received a BASCA Gold Badge Award in October 2015 in recognition of his contribution to British music.[2] He won the "Outer Limits" award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards.[3]

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Mark King
King in San Francisco, 1986
King in San Francisco, 1986
Background information
Birth nameMark Raymond King
Born (1958-10-20) 20 October 1958 (age 64)
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
GenresPop rock, jazz-funk, new wave
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter and musician
Instrument(s)Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, percussion, drums
Years active1977–present
LabelsPolydor, RCA, Virgin, DFP Music