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The Levellers' Mark Chadwick Unveils Debut Solo Album & October Tour

Friday, 09 July 2010 Written by Stereoboard.com
The Levellers' Mark Chadwick Unveils Debut Solo Album & October Tour

Mark Chadwick has announced details of the release of his debut solo album, entitled 'All The Pieces', to be released through Stay By Records on 6th September 2010, and a 10 date UK tour in October.

One of the UK's most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of The Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 20 years.

'All The Pieces' is however, not a Levellers album. Whilst the voice may be familiar, that is where the similarities end. Instead, this is an intensely personal collection of folk-tinged acoustic pop tracks, written and refined over the course of the last two decades.

Brought to life by award-winning producer Sean Lakeman, Mark is joined by an 'all star cast' of some of the UK's greatest folk musicians on the album. Both Sean and Seth Lakeman, along with Dan Donnelly (Watercress, Sonovagun), Martin Pannett (McDermott's 2 Hours), Toby May (Clearlake), Daniel Goddard (aka DBG) and Ben Nicholls (Dennis Hopper's Choppers) all perform on the album, and Mark's singing is complemented by the astoundingly beautiful voice of Equation's Kathryn Roberts.

'All The Piece's is, to all intents and purposes, Mark Chadwick telling the story of his own life, in his own words.

Presented chronologically, it charts the highs and lows of his extraordinary life, encompassing life-altering events such as attending Elephant Fayre which helped shaped his political views, falling in (and subsequently out of) love, through to his later disillusion with both mainstream and radical politics.

This album shows a side of Mark Chadwick's song-writing and personality that up to now he has largely kept out of the public eye. Honest and heartfelt, yet highly accessible and endearingly upbeat, 'All The Pieces' shares many of its hallmarks with the great folk revival albums of the 60's and early 70's. Anyone expecting a Levellers sound-alike album will be disappointed, but those with an ear for beautifully produced acoustic-pop, great melodies and engaging lyrics will most certainly not.

MARK CHADWICK 'ALL THE PIECES' OCTOBER 2010 TOUR:

Wed 6 OCTOBER - EXETER Phoenix
Thu 7 OCTOBER - LONDON Bush Hall
Fri 8 OCTOBER - SOUTHAMPTON The Brook
Sat 9 OCTOBER - CARDIFF The Globe
Sun 10 OCTOBER - NORWICH Waterfront
Tue 12 OCTOBER - BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
Wed 13 OCTOBER - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Thu 14 OCTOBER - BRISTOL Colston Hall 2
Fri 15 OCTOBER - MANCHESTER o2 Academy 3
Sat 16 OCTOBER - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Mark Chadwick's October tour goes on sale on 12 July. He will be joined on tour by a band featuring guest musicians plus support to be announced.

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