Musician Danny Thompson shares story of the double-bass for 55 years from Pentangle to Paul 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…
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.
Den Davis talks Collecting, The Jam, Cover Stars, The Jam Tape Collection, The Style Council, Paul Weller Solo and more…
My latest podcast guest is Shane Juson. A superfan who you’ll often find in the front row at gigs – with some fabulous stories to share…
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…
Desperately Seeking Paul is delighted to be part of the Bradford Literature Festival 2022, with a series of ‘In Conversation’ events on the day that Paul Weller comes to Halifax for his Summer tour.
Tickets are available now for 3 special events.
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).
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
As revealed on my podcast back in September 2021, Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra (with Charles Hazlewood) have released a major new work called The Unfolding.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.