Simon Friend Guitar
Birthplace and beyond
London, the Earth, the Cosmos
First record you bought
Instruments you play
Guitar, banjo, mandola, mandolin, bazouki,
trumpet, harmonica, double bass harp etc
First band you joined
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath
Favourite Levellers show
The next one
Favourite Levellers song
Do you have a ritual that you always do,
before you go onstage?
4 pints of lager
What was the most rebellious thing you did at school?
If you weren't in the Levellers would you be a fan?
I used to be a fan before I joined the band anyway so …yes
What are your thoughts on illegally downloading music?
People have to realize that making records costs money and though I wish I could, unfortunately we can’t give away things for free
If a movie were to be made of The Levellers, whom would you most like to play your part and why?
Uma Thurman, cos she’s hard
Do you find your views of the worlds political problems have changed with time?
Not really, just a bit more exasperated
What makes for a truly great festival experience?
Sunshine, beer and the Levellers!