Mike Lindup

Real Name:
Michael Lindup
Singer - Song Writer - Multi-Instrumental - Producer

Born 17th March 1959, in London. "Studied piano, percussion and composition, and sang in senior and chamber choirs at Chethams School of Music [Manchester], then graduated to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama [London]. There his musical experience spread to include playing orchestral percussion in concerts at the Royal Festival and Albert Halls, drums and keyboards in jazz ensembles and participating in pop workshops". He has also studied Cuban Popular Music and Dance at the National School of the Arts in Havana (1998).

He co-founded Level 42 in 1980 with Phil Gould, and Mark King. After initial uncertainty concerning their roles within the band, he eventually settled on providing the keyboards and lead/backing vocals. They were hugely successful during the 1980s with their brand of jazz-funk/funk-rock pop music, but due to personal issues within the group had completely disintegrated by 1994. He returned to his solo work and collaborations with other artists and bands.

Between 1994-98, he performed with the Latin Jazz band Negrocan, and from July 2000 he collaborated with the UK/Brazilian band Da Lata, in which he played keyboards and percussion, while providing backing vocals. In 2006, he was persuaded to rejoin Level 42 by Mark King (who had reformed the band in 2001), and has once again become an integral part of the writing and touring set-up in that group; though he still performs and releases his own projects.
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Mike Lindup - Changes album art Mike Lindup Changes (Album) Polydor Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
LIND 1 Mike Lindup - Mike Lindup Changes album art Mike Lindup Mike Lindup Changes(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Polydor LIND 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NAIMCD073 Mike Lindup - Conversations With Silence album art Mike Lindup Conversations With Silence(CD, Album) Naim Label NAIMCD073 UK 2003 Sell This Version
naimcd999 Mike Lindup - On The One album art Mike Lindup On The One(CD, MiniAlbum) Naim Label naimcd999 UK 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mike Lindup - The Spirit Is Free album art Mike Lindup The Spirit Is Free (Single) Polydor, Polydor UK 1990 Sell This Version

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