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Paul Weller At The O2 Arena! Set List, Pics, Reviews!

Paul Weller Has The Dads On Their Feet
By Rick Pearson, Evening Standard 23.03.09

Whoever said rock ’n’ roll was a young man’s game forgot to tell Paul Weller. At 50, The Modfather is enjoying one of the most successful spells of his career.

He recently won the Best British Male award at the BRITS on the back of 22 Dreams, an audacious 21-song album in which he tackled everything from Krautrock to the spoken word.

While a cursory glance at the O2 crowd revealed a demographic that still remembers him best as the frontman in Seventies punk band The Jam, this was more than an exercise in dusting off the old classics.

Indeed, the new material provided many of the night’s highlights. The spiky Wake Up The Nation saw Weller in political mood, while All I Want To Do (Is Be With You) was romantic, blue-eyed soul. Elsewhere, One Bright Star was introduced as “a kind of psychedelic tango number” — a shot in the arm to those who claim his music is merely “dadrock”.

There was plenty for the dads, too…

Support The Moons And Their Quest To Play The V Festival!

Paul Weller's band mate Andy Crofts, and his ACE group The Moons need your support to get on the bill for the next V Festival. Please drop by the Road To V site and register to be a fan of The Moons!!




Hello Moonies and Moonettes...

We have recently been added to the V Festival website as there is a chance to play if we get enough fan votes on their website.

All you need to do is go to this website

http://roadtov.com/artists/the-moons

and register as a fan. (it will ask you to register as a band or a fan)

Once you have registered please become a fan of The Moons. This could result in us playing at the festival which would be amazing!!

This will take a few seconds of your time

P.S. We will be playing another show very soon after I return from Japan and America with Paul Weller.

Thanks everyone
Andy
The Moons xx


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Purchase The Moons Debut Single @ iTunes


Paul Weller To Release "Just A Dream/22 Dreams Live"

Paul Weller will release a CD/DVD Deluxe combo on 8th June titled, "Just A Dream/22 Dreams Live." The CD consists of 13 tracks recorded at the Brixton Academy, London in November 2008.

The DVD has a 90min/21 track live session recorded for the BBC, first televised in December 2008, a 5-track session recorded for Channel 4, the videos for 'Have You Made Up Your Mind' and 'Echoes Round The Sun', end-of-2008 interview with Paul and his band. Both will be housed in a hardback bookcase packaging with a 32 page booklet of previously unseen photographs.

A few more details and pre-order info can be found at Play.com

Paul Weller Talks Up New Material!

Paul Weller has spoken out about the quality of his as-yet unreleased new material.

The Brit Award winner told London Lite that he and his backing band will showcase some new songs at their upcoming gig at the O2.

Weller said: "We play at least half the album. On the last tour, we played '111'. It wasn't like people were booing and walking out.

"We've got strings and a brass section, plus we've got some brand new tunes. There's this great one called 'Wake Up The Nation'.

"It won't be coming out 'till next year, but I wish it was f***ing coming out next week, man, 'cos it's right on the button."

He added that it was nice to get "feedback" about his music from younger groups like The Enemy.

Paul Weller In Swindon - Review & Pics!

Weller Wonderland For Modfather Fans!

Thursday 19th March 2009
A JAM-packed Oasis audience were given an offer they couldn’t refuse by the Modfather, Paul Weller.

The veteran singer-song-writer and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council attracted a sell-out crowd for the gig last night.

In a mixture of well-hummed anthems and material from his latest album, 22 Dreams, Weller belted out an energetic set that was well-received by his fans in Swindon.

Thanking his audience, as the strains of his opening crowd-pleaser, Peacock Suit, faded out, Weller expressed his admiration for the venue, quipping: “Nice sports hall”.

But for the most part Weller let the music do the talking as he and his band rattled through tracks covering his 30-odd year career.

Weller, supported by Northampton-based rockers, The Ladders, is clearly a draw, attracting fans from as far away as Cardiff and Worcester.

“This will be the fifth time I’ve seen him,” said Gemma Thomas, 28, from Cardiff.

“This is probably the…

Paul Weller In Wolverhampton - Review & Set List!

All’s Weller For Modfather Paul!

Paul Weller at The Civic, Wolverhampton,It was only 8.45pm but Paul Weller couldn’t wait to get started.

Strutting out to old favourite Peacock Suit, he attacked the opening numbers with a ferocious glint in his eyes and beaming great smile. And why not? Here he was in a venue he loves, playing to a sell-out crowd who hang on his every chord and with his best album in 17 years to cherrypick his choice of songs from.

The epic 22 Dreams is the Modfather’s most consistent work since going solo – and its experimental edge has been carried through to breathe new life into older material on tour.

Hence Wildwood got a bass-heavy reworking last night and Broken Stones had all sorts of whistles and bells attached during the encore.

But, for once, it was newer material that lifted the Civic in Wolverhampton from the floorboards up.

Sea Spray and Have You Made Up Your Mind were highlights, sitting comfortably alongside old favourites like Shout to the Top.

Greatest reve…

Paul Weller Is Scheduled To Play The Cactus Festival In Belgium!

Paul Weller is scheduled to play the Cactus Festival on July 11. The festival will be held at Minnewaterpark in Brugge, Belgium.

For More Information Visit The Festival Site!

Paul Weller Appears On Noel Gallagher Charity CD!

Noel Gallagher has released a charity CD of his appearance for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in 2007. Noel is joined on two songs by Paul Weller. The duet includes The Jam's The Butterfly Collector and The Beatles' All You Need Is Love. An 11 track version was given away in the Sunday Times and the full version has been released and available for download today.

The Butterfly Collector


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A Short Interview With Paul Weller From The Ben Sherman Blog!

In the early part of last year, Paul Weller designed a collection for Ben Sherman. With his trademark style which has influenced generations of music and fashion lovers, we thought it only right to gain an insight into Weller's thoughts on style, his inspirations and of course, Ben Sherman...

This was the exclusive Q & A which followed;

When did you first come into contact with the Ben Sherman brand / what memories do you have of Ben Sherman in the 60s and 70s?

I remember not being able to afford a Ben Sherman when I was a kid, they were too expensive. Me and my friends wore the cheaper Brutus copies. I saved for months to buy an original Ben Sherman. When I got it home it was too big. It didn't occur to me to take it back. I've no idea what happened to that shirt.

I've still got an original Ben Sherman though; it was given to me by Steve Ellis from the Love Affair. It's the shirt that the Candy range is based on.

What makes your shirt with Ben Sherman special?

Nothi…

Paul Weller To Participate In Island Records 50th Anniversary Festivities!

Island Records, the legendary label founded by Chris Blackwell in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 and a home to such heavyweight artists as Bob Marley, Tom Waits, U2, Nick Drake, PJ Harvey and Amy Winehouse, will mark its 50th anniversary with the Island 50 Festival next month.

The cornerstone of the celebrations is Island Life, a week of live shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire featuring Island artists past and present. The confirmed line up for Island Life is, so far, as follows:
26 May – Sly & Robbie And The Compass Point All Stars featuring special guests; Kid Creole & The Coconuts
27 May – The Fratellis, Bombay Bicycle Club and Special Guest
28 May – Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) and Friends, Baaba Maal
29 May – Paul Weller, Ernest Ranglin, Spooky Tooth
30 May – Keane, Tom Tom Club, Spooky Tooth
31 May – Amy Winehouse, Toots & The Maytals, I Blame Coco

In tandem with the shows, The Island Life Exhibition Of Photos, Artwork And Memorabilia will run from 22 May to 17 June at The…

More Photos From Paul Weller's Abbey Road Charity Gig To Benefit Cancer Research!

Photos kindly provided by Gina Giraffe!
Thanks Gina!!






Set List For Paul Weller's Abbey Road Charity Gig!

(Courtesy Of Woodcutters Son)

A gallery of images from the performance can be found HERE!



www.cancerresearchuk.org

Paul Weller Releases Limited Edition Marshall Amp!

Paul Weller has released a limited-edition amp, the 1987X-PW. There will only be 50 of these amps available worldwide. Estimated prices are around 1000 GBP.

The amps, a reissue of the 2100 Lead and Bass 50, come packaged with a certificate signed by Dr. Jim Marshall and Paul Weller. Portions of the profits will go to the ChildLine Charity.

For more information visit Marshall Amps HERE!