Jeremy Cunningham Bass
One sister called Rebecca
Birthplace and beyond
Born in Cuckfield hospital, Sussex, then brought up
in Crawley. I moved to Brighton at 18... and stayed
First record you bought
The Clash - English Civil War
Instruments you play
I play bass guitar, mandola, and guitar..badly!
First band you joined
A band called 'The Lowlife' when I was at school
Joe Strummer, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Christy Moore
First gig you went to
The Clash at Crawley Leisure Centre in 1979
Favourite Levellers show
Too many to mention
Favourite Levellers song
Probably 'England My Home'
I've done all the musical things you could ever want
to do, so my new ambitions are probably to do with painting and artwork
Do you have a ritual that you always do,
before you go onstage?
Drinking and smoking…!
Over the years, do you recognise faces in the crowd from previous concerts?
Yes, especially Corin from Australia, Richey and Daisy-Claire
What was the most rebellious thing you did at school?
Everything, up until I was expelled!
In your opinion, what makes for a truly great festival experience?
Do you find your views of the worlds political problems have changed with time?
Of course! The only people who refuse to learn from experience are politicians themselves! Yeah I’ve changed over some verses but the song remains