Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

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…

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Episodes Date

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, ...
October 19, 2021
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 ...
October 14, 2021
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. T...
October 12, 2021
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 di...
October 5, 2021
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...
September 30, 2021
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 occasion...
September 28, 2021
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 p...
September 21, 2021
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...
September 14, 2021
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. ...
September 7, 2021
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 the...
September 6, 2021
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....
August 31, 2021
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 2...
August 24, 2021
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 Bl...
August 17, 2021
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 1...
August 10, 2021
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-project...
August 3, 2021
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 stor...
July 27, 2021
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 stori...
July 20, 2021
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...
July 13, 2021
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 bei...
July 6, 2021
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')...
June 29, 2021
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 twent...
June 22, 2021
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...
June 15, 2021
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 introductio...
June 8, 2021
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...
June 1, 2021
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 albu...
May 25, 2021
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...
May 18, 2021
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-Fan...
May 14, 2021
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...
May 13, 2021
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 pr...
May 11, 2021
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...
May 7, 2021
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. ...
May 4, 2021
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 Pau...
April 30, 2021
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 Th...
April 27, 2021
Mojo Magazine - Senior Editor, Danny Eccleston talks Paul Weller Edits MOJO! Paul Weller has been a reader since Issue #1 and a MOJO cover star 11 times. Qualifications that make him an ideal MOJO Gue...
April 20, 2021
Welcome to an episode dedicated to The Jam Scrapbook - a unique project from Blogger Jill Webb from Hull, England and Steve Hinders from Ohio, USA Listen to me play the part of Cilla Black for a very ...
April 13, 2021
New York City based singer-songwriter Jeff Slate is not only an internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist... From the discovery of The Jam in the 1970s, to a love of The Style C...
April 6, 2021
Steve Rapport - Rock 'n' Roll Photographer - documented the London music scene of the 1980s with nothing more than a pair of trusty Nikons and a passion for music with heart and soul. Dive in to hear ...
March 30, 2021
Neil Jones from Stone Foundation joins me for Episode 26. Neil formed the Midlands-based Soul band with Neil Sheasby in 1997. A band that continue to raise the bar with every release - and a band who ...
March 23, 2021
Saxophonist & Song-writer, Billy Chapman played with The Style Council alongside his own band, Animal Nightlife. You can hear him on TSC tracks 'Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse', 'Me Ship Came In...
March 21, 2021
Grammy nominatted singer, songwriter, producer and trombonist, Ashley Slater joins us on Episode 24 - (6 out of of 7 special Honorary Councillor podcasts) Ashley emigrated to England in 1977, where he...
March 20, 2021
We have a proper exclusive for Episode 23 as my guest is Jaye Ella-Ruth, formally known as Jaye Williamson. Jaye toured the world with The Style Council in 1984, performing as an Honorary Councillor o...
March 19, 2021
Our Style Council Celebration continues with Kevin Miller Part of Tracie Young's Soul Squad - signed to Paul's Respond Record Label - he was musical director and played bass guitar -  Kevin toured the...
March 18, 2021
Our Style Council Celebration continues with bass player - Anthony Harty Anthony joined The Style Council straight out of school in 1983. As an Honorary Councillor, he went on to tour the World with P...
March 17, 2021
Our Style Council Celebration continues with drummer, percussonist & singer - Zeke Manyika Winning the accolade of 1st Honorary Councillor - listed on the back of the 'Speak Like a Child' sleeve w...
March 16, 2021
7 Podcasts - 7 Days - 7 Honorary Councillors!We kick off a celebration of The Style Council with Hilary Robertson (or Seabrook if you're checking your sleeve notes). Now days, she's a creative working...
March 15, 2021
In this episode, I'm joined by the legend that is Alan McGee A man with a passion for music and an entrepreneurial streak who became one of the biggest music moguls in the business - discovering Oasis...
March 9, 2021
My guest this week is the fabulous, Pete Paphides  Pete started his career in music journalism at Melody Maker before going on to write for Time Out, the Guardian, Mojo, Q, Observer Music Monthly and ...
March 2, 2021
My guest is Former Record Industry Executive, Dennis Munday. Working for Polydor, Dennis effectively became an honorary member of both The Jam and The Style Council - often being the vital link betwee...
February 23, 2021
My guest on Episode 15, Craig Hassall - CEO of London's Iconic Royal Albert Hall. Plug in for stories of a love of The Style Council from Down Under, getting the gig at RAH, Teenage Cancer Trust's epi...
February 19, 2021
BAFTA winning writer & comedian, Trevor Neal is best known as one half of British comedy duo,  Trevor and Simon - rocking our Saturday Morning TV worlds for a decade on Going Live! (1987-1993), an...
February 16, 2021

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