Singer, guitar
Mark Chadwick
Charlie Heather
Jon Sevink
Jeremy Cunningham
Simon Friend
Matt Savage
Stephen Boakes

Simon Friend Guitar

17th May


Birthplace and beyond
London, the Earth, the Cosmos

First record you bought
Leo Sayer

Instruments you play
Guitar, banjo, mandola, mandolin, bazouki,
trumpet, harmonica, double bass harp etc

First band you joined
Speed Limit

Musical Heroes
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath

Favourite Levellers show
The next one

Favourite Levellers song
Carry me

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?
Smoking pot!

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!