Stephen Boakes Didgeridoo
It's a secret
Brother and sister, both younger -
and in need of my wise guidance
Birthplace and beyond
Brighton and Hove Albion FC
First record bought
Shawaddywaddy - Under the Moon of Love
’Wooden trumpet’, and bass guitar at home
and out of tune
First band joined
Klanger and the Soupdragons
Steve Sevrin, Dave Grohl and loads more
First show you went to
It was either Siouxsie and the Banshees
or a local punk band - I can't be sure
Favourite Levellers show
Glastonbury Jazzworld Stage, 2005
Favourite Levellers song
Do you have a ritual that you always do,
before you go onstage?
Putting on my make up etc – I get a bit stuck into pre gig rituals sometimes, and when I realise that is the case,
I stop them
Do you still have a role to play in addressing the problems of our times or have you said all that needs to be said? Do you think we want a better world badly enough?
I like opinions in lyrics rather than pulp, but I don’t think they have a big effect on their own, but as part of a greater push, they work
If you had to choose a new name for the band what would it be and why?
Do you get approached in the street much by fans and asked to sign autographs and pose for photos?
No – I only wear drag on stage
In your opinion, what makes for a truly great festival experience?
Beautiful Days. No corporate sponsorship and decent food and beer available
If a movie were to be made of The Levellers, whom would you most like to play your part and why?