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Details Of Paul Weller Aftershow Party In Derby!

Anybody who's going to see Paul Weller at the Derby Assembly Rooms on MONDAY 12th MAY 2008, will be delighted to hear that BERT'S APPLE CRUMBLE will be putting an after show party together, giving fans a chance to carry the 'mod' experience right through until 3.30am, at a brand new venue for Derby City Centre - just a few minutes walk from the Assembly Rooms, The Royal on Victoria Street. www.theroyalderby.co.uk

To make it extra special we've invited some very special guests to join you, and will be welcoming ANDY LEWIS back to the club to spin some tunes for you. Andy last played Bert's in October last year, whilst charting in the UK with his Acid Jazz single with Mr Weller, titled 'Are You Trying To Be Lonely?'. Since that time Andy's kept in close contact with Paul Weller, in fact he's now part of the band.

All details on nearby parking, hotels, future club dates, music policy, etc. can be found on our web page.

Bert's will appear twice in …

Win Tickets To See Paul Weller At The Teenage Cancer Trust Concert!

From The TCT Blog unseen::live

We’ve just launched our ‘SO YOU THINK YOU’RE THE BIGGEST SUPERFAN?’ competition to win tickets to two of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts. Runners up will receive a copy of the new and exclusive DVD. To find out more visit our Facebook group, bebo or Myspace.

Enter our competition to win tickets to see Duffy, The Fratellis and Paul Weller, live at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2008.

All you have to do is upload a video or photo to prove how much you love your favourite band, whoever they are. To win, do your best to impress us and prove that you really are a true superfan.

You could submit a photo of you dressed up as your idol or a clip of you singing one of their greatest hits. Maybe you’re a dead ringer for Noel Gallagher or you had your picture taken with The Fratellis; use your imagination and upload it now! Please include a caption stating why you should win. Entries can be submitted on Facebook, Bebo, My…

Paul Weller To Play 'Virgin Festival Toronto!'

Canada's Ultimate Summer Festival is Back for More!

TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - The third annual Virgin Festival Toronto is getting ready to rock Toronto Island once more, with the news today that international superstars Foo Fighters and legendary Brit-rockers Oasis will headline Virgin Festival Toronto on September 6 and 7, 2008. Other exciting additions include Bloc Party, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Wintersleep, Spiritualized, The Weakerthans, Constantines and The Pigeon Detectives.

Currently in the midst of a standing-room-only Canadian arena tour, international stadium headliners and multiple Grammy Award winners Foo Fighters will close day one. In their first Toronto performance since their 2006 Air Canada Centre show sold out in just an hour, Oasis will take to the stage on September 7 to close day two of the festival.

In its first two years, Virgin Festival Toronto exploded into the biggest rock music festival in Canada, drawing more than 75,000 music lovers and more than 100 …

Paul Weller & Steve Cradock To Play DJ Sets In Doncaster!

Paul Weller & Steve Cradock are scheduled to play DJ sets at an official after party in Doncaster on May 11, 2008 at The Priory. Tickets to be available at SEETICKETS. Not sure if this is confirmed as I've checked both sites and they have no listing for this event at the moment. I'll keep an eye out for any further details and will update this spot as soon as I know more.

Andy Crofts To Play With Paul Weller On Upcoming UK Spring Tour!

Andy Crofts will be playing in Paul Weller's band for the upcoming UK Spring Tour. It is being reported that he will play keyboards.

Andy Crofts @ MySpace

Hands Off Our Music!

The following article is from The Guardian and has a few prime quotes from Mr. Weller.

Hands Off Our Music!
John Harris
Tuesday March 18, 2008
Guardian

Bands such as the Jam and the Smiths were at the forefront of the resistance to Thatcherism in the 1980s. Twenty years later, Tory leader David Cameron lists them as among his favourite acts. Is nothing sacred, asks John Harris

On January 10 this year, David Cameron was in the north-west, visiting a youth project in Salford, Greater Manchester. On the face of it, the trip chimed with his passion for "social enterprise", but as Cameron well knew, his destination was a local holy-of-holies: Salford Lads Club, the local Victorian landmark where the Smiths were photographed in 1986 for the inside cover of their finest album, The Queen Is Dead. In PR terms, the visit was thus a "twofer": a chance for Cameron not only to push the new compassionate Toryism, but to once again yak on about one of his supposedly favourite rock grou…

Paul Weller Featured On New Teenage Cancer Trust DVD!

A performance of The Butterfly Collector by Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher will be included in the new DVD release of the Teenage Cancer Trust concert from 2007. Available for general release on 14th April 2008. The TCT website has a special pre-order price.


TCT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers with cancer. Each day in the UK 6 young people are diagnosed with the disease.

This annual week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall was the brainchild of TCT patron and The Who front man Roger Daltrey CBE. It has fast become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the music calendar.

The aim of the shows is to raise awareness and funds for the desperately needed TCT units in NHS hospitals. They are environments designed specifically for teenagers where, with the support of expert staff, survival rates are visibly improving.

Performances Include:
THE WHO – THE SEEKER
NOEL GALLAGHER – DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
NOEL GALLAGHER AND PAUL WEL…

Support For Paul Weller's May Tour!

The Draytones will support Paul for some dates (to be confirmed) on the upcoming May tour. Here's a blog post from their MySpace page. Stop by and check them out!


Tuesday, March 04, 2008
.......PAUL WELLER TOUR......

Hello to all fellow vibrations in the mind of LOVE out there in cyberland


Well.........Stan gave a copy of 'Up In My Head' (out 13th March in all good record stores) to Paul Weller. Turns out he likes it and has asked us to come on tour with us in UK in May:

(Dates to be announced!!)

.......so be there or be square!!

Other than that things are bubbling away nicely in London town for the Tones.......free gig at 93 Ft East very soon...a mind blowing residency on Tin Pan Alley all booked and ready to pop.....Turn It Down set to permeate the airwaves......Podcasts are ready too- keep your eyes peeled for them.......and summer beggining to arrive x x

As always.......blessing of love to one and all

x Los Draytones x

Paul Weller Set Last Night For Crisis Charity Concert!

Courtesy of The Eton Rifle over at the Paul Weller Chat Forum!

Band Line-Up:
Paul Weller
Steve Cradock
Andy Lewis - Bass
Pete Twyman - Keys
Steve Pilgrim - Drums

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Review Round Up!

Paul Weller joins The Enemy on stage
by Kev Geoghegan
Radio 1 music reporter

The Enemy, Dirty Pretty Things and Reverend and the Makers are among the bands who have played a gig in aid of homeless charity, Crisis, in London.

The concert, at the Roundhouse venue in London, was headlined by Supergrass.

It also featured performances from the likes of Graham Coxon, New Young Pony Club and Babyshambles' Drew MccConnell.

The artists all joined up on stage at the event's climax for the first ever live performance of Consequences, a track recorded by a rock supergroup which included the bands playing the gig plus The Gossip's Beth Ditto.

Her vocals were provided by New Young Pony Club's Tahita Bulmer.

Paul Weller also joined up with The Enemy front…

Paul Weller To Play "Summer Sonic Festival" In Japan!

Paul Weller is scheduled to play the "Summer Sonic Festival" in Japan on August 9th & 10th.