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The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from 20 May 1977 to now. A radio broadcaster who gave up a career with one big regret. Never getting to interview his hero , the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul... If you want to support the podcast financially, you can buy me a virtual coffee via the link below (£3) ko-fi.com/paulwellerfanpodcast
 
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On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by another music industry legend Eddie Piller.Not only is he the Founder & MD of the magnificent Acid Jazz Records but he's also a Radio Presenter, Writer, DJ, Podcaster, Producer, Manager and Festival Curator. A legendary figure in the Mod scene and beyond, he was also the man that Paul W…
 
In this episode I’m joined by Grammy Award winner, Singer, Songwriter, Producer - one of the pioneers of U.K. soul music - Junior Giscombe… We dig in to some great Weller connections from The Council Collective single Soul Deep to Red Wedge to joining The Style Council at Wembley and his own impressive back catalogue. Find out more with links to vi…
 
The Paul Weller Fan Podcast will be recorded live for two very special episodes at a London Theatre on Sunday 13th March Head to my website paulwellerfanpodcast.com for more info Sunday 13 March - The venue is The Cockpit – NW8 8EH.Tickets are available now – Click here to book yours at thecockpit.org.ukFull price: £12.50 Concessions: £11.50 (£1 + …
 
Tom Doyle is an acclaimed music journalist, author, and long-standing contributor to music magazines Mojo and Q. His work has also appeared in Billboard, The Guardian, The Times, and Sound on Sound. Over the years, he has been responsible for some great interviews with Paul Weller along with key magazine profiles of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Yoko…
 
Chris Parry was, once, the drummer of New Zealand band The Fourmyula who went on to work for Polydor in the UK - going on to sign The Jam in February 1977. Chris first saw the band on 22nd January 1977, where they supported Bearded Lady at The Marquee in London (after Shane MacGowan had told him to check them out!). The band were signed for a £6,00…
 
My latest guest is Honorary Councillor - Barbara Snow - a widely respected and popular vocalist, trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger, who has also established a significant reputation as an educator of some note. She now teaches the piano at Royal Russell School, Croydon. Barbara played trumpet in the live band for the debut tour in October 1…
 
My latest guest is Chris Bostock - a musician, songwriter and music producer, known for his work with JoBoxers, Subway Sect, Dave Stewart and the Spiritual Cowboys, The Style Council, Spear of Destiny, The X-Certs and The Stingrays. As a Honorary Councillor, he played on Café Bleu - the official debut album released by The Style Council - playing o…
 
My latest podcast guest - Camelle Hinds was an Honorary Councillor from January 1985 - playing bass in The Style Council band on tour and on the LPs from Our Favourite Shop through to the final rejected Modernism LP. We'll hear about special memories of that time - including Live Aid and the famous 3 nights at Wembley, with a 15 piece string sectio…
 
Derek D Souza started taking photos of Paul Weller over 40 years ago – snapping The Jam at various gigs and soundchecks before the famous shoot at Chiswick House in London.Attending concerts across London, he would smuggle his kit in and take photos at every opportunity, sending the best ones in to their fan club. His photographs, taken with a low-…
 
My latest very special guest is Conor O Brien, otherwise known as the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter behind the band Villagers. We dig in to a love of Paul's music (and vice-versa) along with collaborations over the years from US tour support to The Black Barn Sessions and writing together for True Meanings - and even their recent performanc…
 
I know... I can't believe it either! Kenny Wheeler has joined The Paul Weller Fan Podcast. What an absolute honour.A man who has been part of the Weller team for over 40 years now. First credited on album sleeve notes with The Jam on the Sound Affects LP (Special thanks to Ken for playing pool) - Kenny has been a constant with Paul from 1978 with T…
 
My latest special guest is British Soul Singer / Legend - Steve Ellis. As lead singer with the 1960’s chart-topping Mod-Soul outfit Love Affair, Steve’s vocals had the kind of powerhouse range that made you sit up and notice. We'll hear stories from across his career along with performances with Paul Weller, and their great friendship (Steve talks …
 
My latest guest is the multi-award-winning writer and director, Sonja Phillips. Based in London and Los Angeles, her work encompasses short drama, documentaries, as well as a variety of commercial and promo films, working on large and small screen, and covering a diverse range of subjects, from the natural world to fashion. Back in 1995, with Paul …
 
This episode was a massive thrill to record as I'm joined by Andy Crofts - a who has been part of the Paul Weller band since 2008!. Musician, singer-songwriter, photographer, he's got a weekly radio show, he's a record label boss, heck he's even made music videos for Paul and created an outstanding Weller film-documentary called One. Andy is also t…
 
Episode 66 hears from the fabulous David Lines - writer and creator of the brilliant book - Modfather - My Life with Paul Weller When David first heard This is the Modern World by The Jam, it sparked off a love affair that continues to this day. Paul Weller became the blueprint for David's life, and he followed his music and his style with the ferv…
 
My latest guest is Peter Wilson - Record Producer, Recording Engineer, Arranger, Tutor and Lecturer. Pete has producer credits on plenty of songs towards the end of The Jam's career including Funeral Pure, Absolute Beginners, Town Called Malice, Beat Surrender and their final album The Gift. He also arranged strings on The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Ha…
 
My guest in this episode is the world-class musician, griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer - Seckou Keita - he's a rarity, seated in tradition whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of his art. A true master of the kora - a 22 stringed West African harp - Seckou, from Southern Senegal, was a childhood prodigy, born…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Broadcaster & Journalist - John Wilson It's amazing to hear so many passionate stories of his love of The Jam (thanks Aunt Liz!) - it's an out-pouring of emotions, memories and envy inducing tales from a master story-teller! As one of the regular presenters of Front Row - the Radio 4 arts programme, John specialised …
 
My latest guest is life-long Weller fan Jon Abnett. Known as Mr Jam - he has contributed to the band's boxset releases and designed for some great band related books over the years including Thick As Thieves, In The Crowd and The Jam Unseen. His new book is From the Floorboards Up! A unique fans’ perspective photographic book following the icon tha…
 
In this episode, we hear from Neil 'Twink' Tinnings. Commissioned by The Jam to be their official photographer in 1981, he not only captured them on stage, but also their life out of the public eye. To quote the band "Twink was the ideal photographer for The Jam. For him, it was more than just a job. His passion for the music and the whole vibe of …
 
Declan O'Rourke has been a favourite of mine since hearing a recommendation from Paul Weller for the song Galileo (Someone Like You) and the debut album, Since Kyabram back in 2004. In our chat, we dig in to some incredible stories behind his songs and process from the move to Australia as a young man to his return to Ireland aged 24 and how he lan…
 
In this episode I am joined by three Paul Weller Super-fans - collectively known as The Jam Tarts. Jane Griffiths, Jackie Pearce and Rachel Phillips (AKA Lady P) have a shared love of Paul's music and plenty of stories to tell from their discovery of the songs, to live performance, band meetings, Weller family connections and social media madness! …
 
My guest this week is journalist and author Dylan Jones OBE who served as editor of the UK version of men's fashion and lifestyle magazine GQ from 1999-2021 - interviewing Paul Weller on many occasions. He created the annual GQ Men of the Year awards - which Paul won in 2018 and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 B…
 
My special guest this week is Hannah Peel - composer, artist, musician, arranger, producer, late night broadcaster and synth-pop pioneer! Not only is her own work an inspiring and ambitious blend of projects that will blow your musical mind but she also added her orchestration skills to Paul Weller's incredible recent albums True Meanings, On Sunse…
 
My latest special guest is the multi talented flutist and Sax player Jacko Peake. Dive in for stories of a love of The Jam to playing with Paul in the final days of The Style Council and the early 90s with The Paul Weller Movement to that incredible first solo album through to Wild Wood and playing live at various points over the years since then w…
 
My special guest in this episode is musician / singer-songwriter Sam Brown! Sam has enjoyed huge international success as a solo artist since crashing the Top 10 with her song 'Stop' in the late 80s. She's worked with some of the world's biggest music stars including Deep Purple, Gary Moore, George Harrison, Small Faces, Nick Cave and Tina Turner. …
 
My latest guest is author Shaun Hand - the man behind the book - Pop Arts Poems - The Music of The Jam We learn about a lifetime's love affair with the band - kicking off in his teens in 1991 via their Greatest Hits LP. We take a trip through their albums as Shaun shares memories of tracing their evolution song-by-song - from pre-Polydor compositio…
 
My latest guest is Steve Brookes - co-founder of The Jam with his childhood best mate Paul Weller. We talk about those early days of The Jam - writing songs, recording demos and gigging around Surrey. We find out why he left the band in September 1975 and took a long break from music and performing before his return in 2008. We chat about Steve's a…
 
My latest guest is film-maker Chris Green - writer and director of The Pebble and the Boy. Inspired by the Paul Weller album track, the film will be released in cinemas nationwide from Friday August 27, and available On Demand later in the year. The story of a boy, his Dad's ashes, a Lambretta scooter and a journey from Manchester to Brighton, the …
 
My latest guest Aziz Ibrahim is another true delight - a creator of sound scapes, visionary sounds and guitar magic like very few people on this planet. Founder of the ‘Desi GuitR’ & the ‘Asian Blues’ - Aziz is known for his role & work as lead guitarist for Simply Red, The Stone Roses and several internationally acclaimed bands and artists includi…
 
This week I am joined by a hardcore Paul Weller Fan who is so crazy about the live experience that he has created a new initiative called Love Weller Live. Steve Wheatley's first gig was 24 November 1979 - where The Jam had such a massive positive impact that he was hooked. Over 150 gigs later - The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller Solo - and…
 
My latest guest is the magnificent singer-songwriter (and now published author!) Kathryn Williams. Kathryn has released eleven full-length albums under her own name (and more with various side-projects) since her debut LP, Dog Leap Stairs, was released in 1999. A massive Paul Weller fan herself - Kathryn's songs have also been called out by Paul as…
 
My guest on this episode is Surrey Broadcaster / Legend - Peter Gordon AKA PG PG shares stories of a massive impact on his youth from The Jam - a shared love of the local area with the band - and stories of spending time with Paul, Bruce and Rick over the years for interviews, live gigs, unveilings and special friendships too. A permanent fixture o…
 
My latest guest is known by Paul Weller as The General. Steve Trigg - Professional Trumpet Player, Performer, Arranger, Composer and Producer. We kick off with his love of The Jam and dive in to stories with Stone Foundation and playing with Paul at the Royal Albert Hall and on the Forest Tour 2019. Steve wrote, played and arranged the horn section…
 
My guest is one of the UK’s finest, high-profile bass players, Dave Swift. He joined Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in 1991 and his career, which expands beyond three decades, boasts a musician’s portfolio that seconds no other - playing with an array of renowned artists, from George Benson and Chaka Khan to Adele, BB King, Hall &…
 
My guest on this episode is John Harris - author, journalist and Paul Weller Super-fan! John was a key part of the music press in 90s - working at Sounds, Melody Maker, NME & Q Magazine before being named editor of Select. As a freelance writer John has written about music, politics and a wide variety of oher subjects for publications such as Rolli…
 
Neil Sheasby (AKA Brother Sheas) from Stone Foundation joins me for Episode 44. Sheas formed the British Modern Soul Group with Neil Jones back in 1997 (check out episode 26 for my chat with 'Jonesy'). Putting an English spin on a strong Stax influence, the seven piece outfit from the Midlands are leaders in the British modern soul scene. We hear a…
 
My guest this week is the fabulous musician, turned award-winning author, Daniel Rachel. He wrote his first book, Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters after spending his twenties as the lead-singer in Rachels Basement. The book featured interviews with the likes of Paul Weller, Jimmy Page, Robin Gibb, Ray Davies, Annie Lenno…
 
My very special guest on this episode is Rick Buckler - drummer for The Jam! Described as 'the big beat behind all of those great songs' and 'the perfect drummer for the perfect bands', Rick tells his story from the early days learning the instrument, to meeting Paul, Steve Brookes and Bruce Foxton at Sheerwater School in Woking. We hear about the …
 
This week, photographer Martyn Goddard takes us through his Jam archives. For avid consumers of Jam vinyl in the late seventies and early eighties, Martyn Goddard’s photographs need little introduction. His images appear on the cover of their first album, In The City, and their fifth, Sound Affects. In between, his photos ere used on the front cove…
 
My latest guest is described perfectly by @BritpopMemories as 'Probably the best bass player of his generation' - Damon Minchella. As a founding member of Ocean Colour Scene for 14 years, Damon toured the world, scoring five top five albums and 15 top 20 singles (they even supported Paul at my first live Weller experience in 1992!) From 1994-2006, …
 
In this episode, I chat to former Polydor Art Director, Bill Smith. Not only did Bill create that famous spray-paint The Jam logo that lives on today but he also created the covers for 5 of their albums and 16 of their singles! Across five decades, Bill Smith Studio has worked with more than 200 bands and artists, creating hundreds of album covers,…
 
2021 finally sees the reemergence of British folk’s most enigmatic lost son - and I can't quite believe that the mighty Matt Deighton is joining me on the podcast! You may recognize Matt Deighton from his time fronting Acid Jazz heroes Mother Earth or as Paul Weller’s guitarist in the late 90’s when he joined the band for the Heavy Soul Tour. And m…
 
Celebrate the release of Fat Pop (Volume 1) from Paul Weller with some lovely fans! Including The Magic Mod (Ben Taylor), Trevor Neal (Trevor & Simon), Broadcaster Peter Gordon (PG) Plus Super-Fans, Tony Christmas, Aarjen Schilt, Peter Nagle, Sandy Mackinnon, Jordan Cartmell, Dan Spackman and David Gordon. All recorded over lunchtime on Friday 14th…
 
My Guest on this episode is Alex Borg AKA The Stereo Typist This podcast is published on the eve of the release of Paul Weller's 16th Solo album - Fat Pop (Volume 1) so who better to chat to than the man who created the wonderful album cover artwork! We hear how it all came about, stories of meetings at Black Barn / Paul Weller HQ along with Alex's…
 
Mick's Up! My Guest is The Style Council Legend - Mick Talbot - keyboardist, songwriter, singer, composer and record producer. On 1st March 1983, Paul Weller officially pulled the wraps off his new project, to be called The Style Council. Following the split of The Jam, Paul had re-signed to Polydor as a solo artist, and soon recruited former Merto…
 
On this episode I'm joined by PR Guru, Polly Birkbeck (the lady who looks after press for the main man - Mr Paul Weller!) Polly started her career as A&R assistant in the early 90s at Food Records (label for Blur, Jesus Jones, Diesel Park West and others) before heading over to Savage & Best PR where she was Head of Press working with the likes of …
 
In this episode, I chat with Paul Francis - bass player with The Paul Weller Movement in 1990. In 1989, Paul Weller found himself without a band and recording deal for the first time since he was 18. After taking time off for most of 1990, he returned to the road in Nov / Dec, touring as "The Paul Weller Movement" with drummer Steve White, Max Bees…
 
My guest on this episode is the fabulous Chris Difford - singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer - founding member of Squeeze with Glenn Tilbrook. His musical journey has run parallel to Paul Weller - from starting his first band in 1972 - to hitting the big time in 1978 - and a legacy of magnificent songs like Cool for Cats, Up The Junct…
 
This week, we head across the English Channel to the South of France for a chat with LE SUPERHOMARD AKA Christophe Vaillant. A french musician with a history of mod-styled formations, like the band The Strawberry Smell and Pony Taylor - and a love of the music of Paul Weller! In early 2019, his debut album Meadow Lane Park was not only dreamlike an…
 
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