A Levellers offshoot; Jon, Mark and Simon formed their own gang with Rev Hammer to play smaller venues that were difficult to play as the huge rock band colossus they had become. By smaller venues they really mean pubs where they get free beer and play a few songs. They didn’t think it would go on for too long, but it’s become as much a part of the gig scene as the Levellers themselves.

Drunk in Public give a new twist to Levellers and Rev Hammer’s material as well as throwing in a few unexpected covers. Their albums have been done mainly as On The Fiddle (Levs fan club) freebies over the years, but are well worth having in your collection as they really capture the spontaneity and good humour of Drunk In Public.

The DIP story developed recently when the band morphed into a new, strange, kind of beast at a gig in Regents Park in 2007. Jon Sevink had gone on holiday by mistake and they had to rustle up some new members. Rev introduced the new lineup as Daddyshambles, now that’s going to stick…

Line up

Mark Chadwick
lead vocals, guitar

Simon Friend
vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica

Jon Sevink

Rev Hammer
guitar, vocals

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Place formed
Brighton, England, UK

Edited by livemusicreview on 1 Dec 2008, 12:04

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