Episode 123: Edgar Jones – Singer, Songwriter, Musician…

What a delight to be joined by another huge talent – the Singer, Songwriter & Musician, Edgar Jones for this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast…

Also known as Edgar Summertyme and Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones, his musical path began in the early 90s, as frontman and founder of Liverpool band The Stairs, championed by the likes of Elvis Costello and signed to Go! Discs, then also the home of future collaborators Paul Weller and The La’s.

His other bands include The Isrites, The Big Kids, Edgar Jones & The Joneses and Free Peace.
His 2005 solo album Soothing Music For Stray Cats was released to critical acclaim with Noel Gallagher commenting “It bent my head, man. It’s probably one of the best records I have ever heard” and Mojo Magazine labelling it “A stunning collection of rock’n’roll, jazz, R&B and doo wop”.

Edgar has also played and toured with artists including Ian McCulloch, Saint Etienne and Ocean Colour Scene and of course, our podcast subject – Paul Weller.

Edgar joined the Weller live band to play bass for the Heliocentric tour in 2000 – including a very special performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall – which featured Steve White and Steve Cradock, along with Edgar on bass and Chris Holland on keyboards. Legendary arranger, Robert Kirby also conducted a stunning 16-piece string orchestra, which accompanied the band on most songs. The performance was released as a 90-minute filmed performance on DVD.
Edgar was also part of the band for the Jools Holland Lennon Special and a recording for The Who Tribute album – You’ll find links below…

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EP123 – Edgar Jones – Singer, Songwriter, Musician – Paul Weller Live Band Bass Player Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

The Stairs – See the band live in December 2022

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Paul Weller – Instant Karma (Jools Holland Performance)

Paul Weller – Circles (The Who Tribute Album – Substitute)

Edgar Jones – Discography (Click the links to hear the album)

1992 – The Stairs – Mexican R’n’BBuy the album here
2005 – Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones – Soothing Music for Stray CatsBuy the album here
2006 – The Stairs – Right in the Back of Your Mind (Compilation)Buy the album here
2007 – Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones – Gettin’ a Little Help from The JonesesBuy the album here
2008 – Edgar Jones & Friends – The Masked Marauder – Buy the album here
2008 – The Stairs – Who Is This IsBuy the album here
2011 – The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing – Stormy WeatherBuy the album here
2012 – Edgar Summertyme – Sense of HarmonyBuy the album here
2013 – Edgar Summertyme – Keep It On: The Isrites & Big Kids Sessions 1995–2000Buy the album here
2013 – Edgar Summertyme – Morphic FieldsBuy the album here
2017 – Edgar Jones – The Song of Day and NightBuy the album here
2021 – Edgar Jones – The Way It Is: 25 Years of Solo Adventures (Compilation) Buy the album here

Edgar Jones – A playlist from Desperately Seeking Paul

A music playlist with some selected highlights from Edgar Jones – Guest on Episode 123 on The Paul Weller Fan Podcast… I’ve also kicked off with the Scott Walker b-side that he mentioned early in our chat along with the original PW songs that Edgar referenced to finish of the playlist…

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The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from In The City to Fat Pop (Vol 1). A radio broadcaster who gave up his career with one big regret. Never getting to interview the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul...

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