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Wellalive - The Original 'All Round' Tribute To Paul Weller - Upcoming Show!

WellaLive – Saturday December 5th
This cracking tribute to the great Paul Weller returns to the Dugout once again with another storming set.
Always a favourite at Cherrywood Road, the five-piece band led by John Mason on the vocals play all of Weller’s classic tracks from his days in the Jam, The Style Council and from his hugely successful solo career too.
They make sure every show is played with ‘Fire and Skill’ – just the way Weller himself would want it.
During a five-year time touring the country since forming in ‘The Shed’ in Aldershot, WellaLive have played at some top venues across the country. To find out more about them, visit
So if you want to rock the night away to the sounds of ‘A Town Called Malice’ and ‘The Changingman’ then the Dugout is the place to be.
Tickets cost £5 and are available on the night. The doors as always open at 8pm.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of the club's superb Tribute Act package for just £19.99 or the superb Platinum Supporters Match Day package for just £24.99.
You can enjoy the gig, plus the superb hospitality of Farnborough FC with a two-course meal, and even entry to the Boro's huge Zamaretto Premier clash against Nuneaton Town on Saturday afternoon.
Contact the club for more details and to book your tickets. Call 01252 541469 or email



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