Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Real Name:
John William Weller
Profile:
British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Born: 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater (Near Woking), Surrey, England, UK.

English singer, songwriter, and previous leader of two bands: The Jam and The Style Council. In England, he is recognised as something of a national institution yet, because much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture, he has remained essentially a national rather than an international star.

He was a central figure in the Mod revival. As the leader of The Jam he fronted the most popular British band of the punk era, influencing legions of English rockers that ranged from his mod-revival contemporaries to Smiths in the 1980s and Oasis (2) in the 1990s.

During the final days of The Jam he developed a fascination with Motown and soul music, which led him to form the sophisti-pop group Style Council in 1983. As The Style Council’s career progressed, Weller’s interest in soul moved towards an infatuation with jazz-pop and house music, which led to the gradual erosion of his audience and the eventual split of The Style Council in 1990. But by then, Weller couldn’t get a record contract in the UK, where he had previously been worshipped.

As a solo artist, Weller returned to soul music as an inspiration, cutting it with the progressive, hippie tendencies of Traffic. Weller’s solo records were more organic and rootsy than the Style Council, which helped him regain his popularity within Britain. He launched his solo career in 1992 and by the mid 1990s, he had released three successful albums which were both critically acclaimed and massively popular in England.

Then contemporary bands like Ocean Colour Scene were citing him as an influence. Just as importantly, many observers, while occasionally criticising the trad-rock nature of his music, acknowledged that Weller was one of the few rock veterans that had managed to stay vital within the second decade of his career.
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Paul Weller Discography

Albums

Paul Weller Paul Weller (Album) Go! Discs Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Wild Wood (Album) Go! Discs Taiwan 1993 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Live Wood (Album) Island Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Stanley Road (Album) Go! Discs Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Heavy Soul (Album) Go! Discs US 1997 Sell This Version
WELLER 1 Paul Weller Live From The Roof Of The Hayward Gallery, London(LP, Ltd, Promo) Southern Songs WELLER 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Heliocentric (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Live At The Albert Hall (Album) Warner Music Entertainment UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Days Of Speed (Album) Independiente, Independiente UK 2001 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Illumination (Album) Independiente, Independiente Australia 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Studio 150 (Album, EP) V2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
Paul Weller As Is Now (Album, Comp) V2 US 2005 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Catch-Flame! (Album, EP) V2 Philippines 2006 Sell This Version
Paul Weller 22 Dreams (Album) Island Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Weller* At The BBC (Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Weller* Just A Dream: 22 Dreams - Live (Album) Island Records UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation (Album) Island Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
Weller* Find The Torch, Burn The Plans (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Sonik Kicks (Album) Yep Roc Records Europe 2011 Sell This Version
GB1520 Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller - Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues (LP, Album, Ltd) Gearbox Records GB1520 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Saturns Pattern (Album) Parlophone Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paul Weller - The Style Council Paul Weller - The Style Council - Speak Like A Child (Single) Polydor Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Into Tomorrow (Single, Comp) Freedom High Records, Freedom High Records Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Above The Clouds (Single, Maxi) Go! Discs, Go! Discs, Go! Discs, Go! Discs Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Paul Weller Uh Huh Oh Yeh (Single, Maxi) Go! Discs, Go! Discs Germany 1992 Sell This Version