Episode 100 Celebration: Ann Weller – Queen Weller!

Episode 100 takes us to Ripley – the Surrey village that is home to Paul’s studio Black Barn – and also home for Paul’s mum – Ann.
A key player in this story from The Jam to now.
This was an absolute honour – to join Ann for a cuppa and a scone and a very special chat…

Episode 99: Chris Bangs – Co-Producer of Above The Clouds + DJ, Producer & Composer, Bangs & Talbot…

DJ, Composer and Producer, Chris Bangs worked with Paul Weller on the absolute corker – Above The Clouds for the debut solo album.
Chris has been a pioneering and inspirational figure in the British underground dance scene since the 80s.

Episode 98: Den Davis… The Jam Superfan, Collector & Completist, Archivist, Cover Stars, The Jam Tape Collection, The Style Council, Paul Weller Solo and more…

Den Davis talks Collecting, The Jam, Cover Stars, The Jam Tape Collection, The Style Council, Paul Weller Solo and more…

Episode 96: Debsey Wykes – Dolly Mixture talks music, The Jam, Respond Records, Paul Weller and more…

What a blast to be joined by musician and one time Dolly Mixture, Debsey Wykes.
We’ll hear about their journey from complete amateurs to John Peel sessions, to supporting The Jam in the Summer of 1980 and signing to Paul Weller’s Respond Record label…

Episode 95: Phil Veacock – Saxophone player and arranger on his love of The Jam, The Style Council and creating with Paul Weller in recent years…

Phil Veacock is best-known as the main arranger, musical director and tenor saxophonist of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Phil has multiple connections and credits with Paul Weller with arrangements and performance on every Weller album since 2017’s A Kind Revolution, right through to 2021’s number one LP, Fat Pop (Volume 1).

Episode 94: Tim Parsons – The legendary concert promoter on working with The Jam & The Style Council…

My latest guest is the former music mogul and legendary concert promoter Tim Parsons. At MCP, Tim worked closely with both The Jam and The Style Council along with the likes of U2, INXS, Simply Red, The Police, The Boomtown Rats, Oasis and Bon Jovi.

Episode 93: Rod Argent from The Zombies…

In this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I’m delighted to be joined by musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer – Rod Argent.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Rod is the keyboardist, founder and leader of the English rock band The Zombies. Their second album Odessey and Oracle is often mentioned by Paul Weller as his all time favourite. The band have supported Paul in concert in recent years and Rod played on Paul’s album True Meanings in 2018.

Episode 92: Dot Allison talks Paul Weller collaboration, Heart Shaped-Scars, Lee “Scratch” Perry and more…

Scottish singer and songwriter, Dot Allison joins for a chat about her connections with Paul Weller, a 00s collaboration / co-write, her return to music (with special thanks to PW) and more…

Episode 91: Ernie McKone – Bass Player & Producer talks Heavy Soul Tour, Remixes and more…

Ernie McKone is a UK-based bass player, producer and tutor whose specialty is jazz, funk, latin and soul. Ernie was part of the Paul Weller live band around Heavy Soul in 1997 – performing across the UK and Europe…

The magic behind the album covers of The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller Solo…

A great album cover can do many things. It can tell a story, grab your attention, attract controversy, define an era, a generation and an artist. As host of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I have made it my mission (one of many to be honest) to celebrate the magic behind the creation of the album covers for The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller Solo.

Episode 90: Barrie Cadogan AKA Little Barrie talks 22 Dreams, supporting Paul Weller and more…

Barrie Cadogan is not only one of the most talented and well-respected guitarists around, having played with Primal Scream, Johnny Marr, The The, Steve Mason, Texas and, of course, Paul Weller – he also fronts his own band – Little Barrie.

Episode 89: Steve ‘Tufty’ Carver – Recorded Live at The Cockpit Theatre…

In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at London’s Cockpit Theatre, I am joined by Steve ‘Tufty’ Carver.
Woking born and bred, Steve calls himself ‘a friend, fan and eventually a “roadie” with The Jam’, and shares plenty of stories from watching his mates going from playing gigs in Woking to Wembley, to the World.

Episode 88: Gary Crowley – Recorded Live at The Cockpit Theatre…

In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at London’s Cockpit Theatre, my guest is the Legendary broadcaster, TV presenter, journalist, A&R man, promoter and DJ – Gary Crowley.

Episode 87: Tom Van Heel – Musician & Keys player for The Paul Weller Band…

With Paul Weller and his band heading out on their latest tour in a matter of days, it’s a real delight to be joined by one of the current line up – singer-songwriter, musician & keys player for PW – Tom Van Heel.
Tom’s entry into the crew is one of my favourite stories yet – what a magical experience so far.
We chat Saturns Pattern through to Fat Pop – live in the U.K., Europe, USA, Canada and Australia…

Andy Crofts talks to the Paul Weller Fan Podcast about ‘The Resistance’ and the auction for War Child

A unique art piece created by Paul Weller’s bass player Andy Crofts in light of the crisis in Ukraine is being auctioned off, with the support of the Paul Weller band.
Entitled, The Resistance, the piece is painted on a 1.5m x 1m framed canvas using acrylic and draws on the Ukrainian flag as inspiration.

Episode 86: Martin Hopewell – The legendary agent on booking gigs for The Jam, The Style Council & Paul Weller Solo…

Legendary booking agent Martin Hopewell – a man who was a key part of the Weller set up for 28 years from The Jam in 1977 to The Style Council to Paul Weller solo – from the return with The Movement right through to the covers project – Studio 150.