About Nathan King Life

Nathan will be familiar to many of you as the younger brother of Level 42’s Mark king but this site sets out from the start to prove that Nathan is a musical talent in his own right. I will try to bring you news of when and where to see Nathan performing live with his covers band and also when he will be performing under his own right and of course with Mark as part of the ‘Grupo Mark King’.

  • On this site you’ll be able to determine which records are published from Nathan King.
  • Which sandwiches have engaged.
  • Personal life of Nathan King.

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Vaguely Sunny – Isle of Wight Rock Anthology

Mike Jolliffe’s musical career stretches from the late sixties to the present. He was soaking up all the influences that the Cherokees were bringing to the 69 Club and the Foulks were staging at their run of festivals from 1968 to 1970. We use the words ‘the chameleon of Isle of Wight Rock to describe him because he seems to have played in every kind of music combo, from folk to punk and beyond. On Isle of Wight Rock’s first CD, ‘Vaguely Sunny’ he turns up in the Urbanites and in the short lived Dancer. We also feature him in his own right performing a song with Gurnard Bay written all over it, Beachboats. We selected the track not just because it is a damn fine song but that it also features the talents of Nathan King, Jeff Bassett and Debbie Pidgeon. Jeff Bassett has a solo CD out and is believed to be in Germany. Nathan King is in London these days and performing in bands and also theatres. Recently he was in the Blues Brothers live show at the Southampton Mayflower.

the Urbanites

From Isle of Wight Rock – a music anthology: ‘We put the Urbanites together for a gig at Shanklin Pier. We rehearsed in Ron Penney’s shed and in here. I think we only did two gigs, Shanklin Pier and the Sloop. It just folded up. Nathan buggered off. Nathan is a seriously good bass player.’ – John Lytle The band created backing for Rossalyn, a singer with a colourless tone which fits the mid eighties techno splat consumerism perfectly. Urbanite tracks include Jason and the Urbanites (Nathan King/Mike Jolliffe demo), Urbanology, Metroland, White Shadow, Sex And The Single Girl. An Urbanite explains the track Urbanology: ‘This was done in the back room of my house at Gurnard on the four track. It’s shapeless, formless, it says a lot about me and Nathan. In the story Jason has retired from the pop business, he’s bought an island. John Wroath developed the idea that Cerce was the sex god of rock ‘n’ roll. People were killed on her last tour. It’s modern life droning out over shopping malls. John quotes the titles of Sci-fi books. ‘Urbanology’ is to be an Urbanite. That’s real Gurnard rain on the track. Metroland is a John Betjeman style story about a stockbroker sitting on the steps at a party and his wife saying ‘You really ought to get out of this business. White Shadow is an anti-apartheid song. Sex And The Single Girl is abut a prostitute.’ – Mike Jolliffe