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Episode 102: Claire Mahoney – Editor of Detail Magazine, Author of Welsh Mod and fan of The Jam, Style Council and Paul Weller…with a penchant for the 60s and good music.

For Episode 102 of the Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by journalist, editor and broadcaster Claire Mahoney – an active member and influential promoter of the Mod scene with a passion for music, fashion, art and culture.
We’ll hear all about her teenage discovery of The Jam, and a love affair that has lasted a lifetime.

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 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 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…

Episode 83: Tracie Young on life as a singer, The Jam, The Style Council, Respond, John Weller and more…

Welcome to another epic episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast with Tracie! AKA Tracie Young.
The singer, 80s Pop Star, TV Presenter & Radio Broadcaster talks about 80s hairdos, The Jam, The Style Council, Respond Records, her solo career, touring and recording with Paul Weller along with the truth behind the second album that remained unreleased for over 25 years.

Episode 77: Tom Doyle – White Label + Music Journalist

Tom Doyle is an acclaimed music journalist, author, and long-standing contributor to music magazines Sound on Sound, Mojo and Q. Over the years, he has been responsible for key magazine profiles of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Yoko Ono, Keith Richards, U2, Madonna, Kate Bush, and R.E.M., among many other artists. As a musician, he’s one half of White Label, a writing/production duo who have collaborated with Paul on various special releases over the past 6 years.

Episode 71: Villagers – Conor O’Brien

I am constantly amazed by the guests who say YES to coming on the podcast. So many hugely talented individuals with connections to Paul Weller – and I was absolutely blown away to get a message back a few months ago that the huge talent that is Conor O Brien, otherwise known as the man behind Villagers, would be up for chatting. Amazing!.

Stone Foundation & Paul Weller – A magical collaboration…

Stone Foundation are a fabulous band and for us Paul Weller fans, they’ve also created some amazing collaborations that have given us some extra (and very, very special) Weller-related releases outside of his own solo work over the past few years.

The Paul Weller Fan Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is just around the corner so here’s a quick guide to what’s new in 2021 for Paul Weller Fans…
We’re talking books, art, albums, jewellery, mugs, badges even Xmas cards that feature the main man!

The World’s Greatest Paul Weller-related Books

If you’re looking for a guide to the best Paul Weller-related books around then here are some of my favourites from the podcast series with a few from my wish-list of potential guests for added spice!

Episode 66: David Lines – ‘The Modfather’ Author

In this episode, Dan chats to David Lines – author of the fabulous book – The Modfather – My Life with Paul Weller – what you’ll hear is heaps of passion and brilliant stories for a man who has loved it all – The Jam, The Style Council and the Solo Paul Weller…

Episode 55: Sam Brown – Singer / Songwriter / Musician / Composer / Ukelele Club

Musician and Singer-Songwriter Sam Brown is another of the very special guests that have joined me on the The Paul Weller Fan Podcast so far. I’ve been a huge fan for over 30 years – since buying that smash hit single Stop on 7″ single from my local chemists (Lord knows why they sold singles in Laindon in the late 80s) – along with all the singles an albums since; so the fact that Sam had connections to Paul Weller with recorded and live music was a wonderful bonus and meant that I could invite one of my favourite singers for a lovely interview back in the Summer of 2021.

Episode 11: Andy Lewis on The Paul Weller Band, Music, Production and More…

Back in February 2021, The Paul Weller Fan Podcast welcomed it’s first Weller band member past or present with a mega hour-long-episode from bass player, musician, producer, broadcaster and DJ – Andy Lewis. And what an amazing guest he was too – have a listen and check out my notes below for some of the links and performances that we cover off and a whole bunch of recommendations that we didn’t even have time for.

Episode 3: Russell Hastings – From The Jam

Russell Hastings is a British guitarist and vocalist primarily known for his work with From the Jam who joined me on Episode 3 of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast.
We hear how, growing up, Russell was always a big music fan and developed an untethered passion for the Jam, first seeing them in Portsmouth and attending many of their gigs across the country (he estimates around 30 times).