Episode 127: Bill Wheeler – Tour Manager for Paul Weller HQ

What a way to kick off our podcasts for 2023 !
Another world exclusive as Bill Wheeler – Paul Weller’s Tour Manager joins us to share his story…
First credited as part of the set up around the time of 22 Dreams – Bill is the son of the legend that is Kenny Wheeler.
We’ll hear how he first got involved in the Weller set up via merch to itineraries and taking on a bigger role in the set up, touring the UK, Europe, North America, Japan & Australia in his time with PW.
We’ll also hear how he got to play on some recordings with Paul Weller with more info below.
It’s a real honour to have Bill on the podcast so I hope you enjoy our chat.
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Bill Wheeler on Record !

Originally released around the time of Sonik Kicks via Dragonfly 12″ EP / When Your Garden’s Overgrown single and popping up again on the recent Paul Weller Triple LP – Will of the People.
Paul’s sleevenotes say “This was fun to do – it’s got Bill Wheeler on fuzz guitar too which is rare. This was done in 1st or 2nd take, as a lot of these tunes were.”

Incredibly, on the day of recording, none of the band had heard the song!. Bill is credited with playing guitar on this track with Paul Weller on vocals, electric guitar and synth, Josh McClorey on Slide Guitar, Tom Van Heel on Drums and Engineer, Charles Rees on Bass, Percussion [Egg Whisk!].

I AM A ROADRUNNER – Deluxe version of the same album
In the excellent ‘Sounds from the Studio’ book by Ian Snowball, Steve Brookes is quoted as saying… “There was me, Paul, Andy Crofts and Bill Wheeler… Bill started playing some grungy guitar over the track and Paul liked it and wanted to jam it out…”

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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 Will of the People. 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...

One thought on “Episode 127: Bill Wheeler – Tour Manager for Paul Weller HQ

  1. Hi, in my youth I was a great fan of Paul. I was fortunate enough to see him perform live.
    I ask that you please, please ask him to volunteer himself for a couple of tracks at the Coronation Concert at Windsor. I cant see that he would otherwise be on the invitation list, his music is somewhat alternative.
    ♥ KCIII 👑 Our King, Charles, is recently doubly bereaved. He faces ongoing stresses from his errant son and his disrespectful wife. The eco groups fail to understand that he is the champion of our blue and green world.
    Please help – ask Paul to show him support! I’ll be waiting on the sofa with my popcorn and eBay tiara…

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