The day after announcing the death of his longtime bandmate, The Chameleons’ frontman Mark Burgess wrote a long, heartfelt and quite honest reflection on John Lever, calling the late drummer “one of the warmest, funniest, most generous, huge-hearted men I’ve ever known.”
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John Lever, the longmtime drummer for Manchester post-punk favorites The Chameleons and spin-off groups The Sun and the Moon and ChameleonsVox, died this morning following “a short period of illness,” his longtime musical collaborator Mark Burgess announced on Facebook.
Mark Burgess this month released long-awaited new music under the ChameleonsVox banner — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — in the form of the 4-song M+D=1(8) EP, and this morning he’s treated fans to a music video for lead-off track “Sycophants.”
Last weekend’s Cure-headlined Primavera Sound 2012 festival in Barcelona also saw an appearance by ChameleonsVox — the band featuring frontman Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — and we can now bring you a capture of the full webcast of the band’s 50-minute set.
Not sure how this one escaped our notice, but it’s better late than never: On Sept. 21, 2010, ChameleonsVox — the band featuring frontman Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio to perform a four-song, on-air set.
ChameleonsVox — the band featuring frontman Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — this week announced a brief, five-date U.K. tour this spring that will be preceded by a slot at the Rewind Easter Fest on a bill also featuring Clan of Xymox and Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
Mark Burgess will perform The Chameleons’ 1983 debut album ‘Script of the Bridge’ in its entirety at a pair of special concerts in Oakland, Calif., and New York City during a November tour of the U.S. under the ChameleonsVox banner.