Michael David "Mike" Lindup (born 17 March 1959) is a musician best known as the keyboard player and falsetto voiced singer, who joined with Mark King and brothers Phil and Boon Gould to form the 1980s–1990s British jazz-funk/pop rock band, Level 42.

Mike Lindup
Mike Lindup Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2017 (214247).jpg
Lindup performing with Level 42 in 2017
Background information
Birth nameMichael David Lindup[1]
Born (1959-03-17) 17 March 1959 (age 60)
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, and singer
InstrumentsKeyboards, vocals
Years active1979–present
LabelsPolydor
Universal Records
Associated actsLevel 42
Websitemikelindup.com

Early lifeEdit

Lindup was born in London, England. In 1985, he played in the bateria of the London School of Samba in the Notting Hill Carnival.[2] Three founder members of the LSS subsequently played on his first solo LP Changes in 1990.

CareerEdit

Since July 2000, he has been part of the live line-up of UK/Brazilian outfit Da Lata, playing keyboards, percussion and providing backing vocals, who have been performing from clubs to festivals in the UK and Europe, U.S., Canada, Japan, South Africa and China.

In 2006, he rejoined Level 42, replacing Lyndon Connah, for touring appearances and the recording of the album Retroglide.

In 2009, he appeared on Phil Gould's first solo album, Watertight.

In 2012, he dueted with Leee John on a version of "Something About You" at the Leicester Square Theatre, London.

Personal lifeEdit

His mother is the actress, singer and songwriter Nadia Cattouse and his father was David Lindup.[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

  • Changes (1990, Resurgence Records)[3]
  1. "Changes" (6:32)
  2. "Lovely Day" (4:26)
  3. "Fallen Angel" (6:14)
  4. "The Spirit is Free" (4:48)
  5. "Desire" (4:38)
  6. "West Coast Man" (4:37)
  7. "Judgement Day" (5:44)
  8. "Life Will Never Be the Same" (4:41)
  9. "Paixao" (5:40)
  10. "Jung" (6:56)
  • Conversations with Silence (2003, Naim Records)
  1. "Sunshine and Showers" (2:43)
  2. "Beauty on a Grey Day" (4:16)
  3. "Heart of the Matter" (5:54)
  4. "Beautiful One" (5:03)
  5. "Theme" (1:08)
  6. "Variation 1" (0:53)
  7. "Variation 2" (1:27)
  8. "Variation 3" (2:14)
  9. "Finale" (3:13)
  10. "El Rincon Cubano" (7:06)
  11. "Hero's Return" (6:11)
  12. "Waking Up to Love" (7:40)
  13. "Walking the Path" (4:04)
  14. "Brasil 2000" (5:51)
  15. "Last Night Without You" (4:56)
  • On the One (EP: 2011)
  1. "Madness" (4:59)
  2. "Angelo" (5:20)
  3. "Love Is the Answer" (4:43)
  4. "On the One" (5:51)
  5. "Promised Land" (5:02)
  6. "Song for Zane" (7:31)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Level 42- The Ultimate Collection @Discogs.com (credits him as "Michael David Lindup," which I would assume to be his birthname) Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lsshistoricalarchives/29801031631/in/album-72157674290891075/
  3. ^ "Mike Lindup – Changes". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.

External linksEdit

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