Let’s celebrate the 40th anniversary of the start of The Style Council and the release of that debut single Speak Like a Child back on March 11th 1983.
I really wanted to chat to someone who knows what it’s like to sing and perform that band’s incredible songs live on stage to adoring audiences. In the absence of Paul Weller for our podcast series (so far?), I turned to Darren Fletcher – the fella behind The Style Councillors – an incredible tribute to the mighty Style Council.
Formed in 2013, the band have built a loyal fanbase for the group which was Paul Weller’s musical home from 1983 to 1989 and where he wrote some of his finest pop songs.
Their full band lineup replicates the very best from the back catalogue and not only do they replicate the vocal and sound of the songs but they also use the same original instruments to recreate the exact style and feel of the extensive original line up – including that swirling hammond organ and classic horn section…
The Style Councillors are as close as it gets to actually being there, back in the eighties.
Praised by the original members of the band for their love and dedication in order to ‘do it how it was’, come see probably the best tribute band in the world…
Click your preferred podcast platform to listen…
EP136 – Darren Fletcher – The Style Councillors – Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast
The Style Councillors – Live Dates
You can find more info on upcoming live dates here… seetickets.com/tour/the-style-councillors