About Paul Weller

Musician, singer, songwriter, and poet, Paul Weller was born on May 25, 1958 in Woking, England under the birth name of John William Weller. Also nicknamed the "Modfather", his music genres include blue-eyed soul, new wave, sophisticated pop, indie rock, punk rock, rock, pop rock, and mod revival. This artist plays many musical instruments, including the drums, harmonica, piano, and bass. Although born with the first name of John, the artist later changed it to Paul as his stage name. Weller started his music career in 1976 with The Jam and continued to perform with them until 1982. Taking on a more soulful music style, he joined The Style Council in 1983 and performed with this group until his departure in 1989. When he parted ways with The Style Council, Weller kicked off his career as a solo singer whose main music theme centres around the English culture. Some of the major musical influences that Weller claims impacted his style include Dr. Feelgood, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces as well as popular soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the studio albums he has released include "Paul Weller" (1992), "Heavy Soul" (1997), "Heliocentric" (2000), "As Is Now" (2005), "22 Dreams" (2008), "Wake Up the Nation" (2010), and "Sonik Kicks" (2012). In addition to these recordings, Paul Weller released "Dragonfly", with a limit of 3,000 copies for sale. Paul Weller has often shared his drumming talents, performing with artists Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, and Noel Gallagher.

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