Paul Weller Alternative Artist

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Paul Weller (born 25 May 1958) is an English singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1972–1982), Weller then went on to branch out musically to a more soulful style with The Style Council (1983–1989). In 1991 he established himself as a successful solo artist, and continues to remain a respected singer, lyricist and guitarist. Despite widespread critical recognition, Weller has remained a national rather than an international star, and much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture. He is also the principal figure of the 1970s and 80s mod revival and is often referred to as the Modfather. Weller was born on 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey, England, to John and Ann Weller. He was initially known as John William Weller but later acquired the name Paul. His father worked as a taxi driver and his mother was a part-time cleaner. In 1963 Weller started his education at Maybury County First School. His love of music started with The Beatles, then The Who and the Small Faces. By the time Weller was eleven and moving up to secondary school at Sheerwater County Secondary music was the biggest part of his life and he began playing the guitar.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 25th, 1958
Nationality
United Kingdom

Family

Spouses
Children

Paul Weller on Social media

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Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Starlite
August 5th, 2011 Single
No Tears to Cry
2010 Single
Wake Up the Nation
Rock music, Indie rock
April 19th, 2010 Album
Live at the Brixton Academy
2009 Album on compact disc Live Album
Catch-Flame! Live at the Alexandra Palace
Rock music
June 12th, 2006 Album on compact disc Live Album
The As Is Now EP
Rock music
February 13th, 2006
Here's the Good News
December 5th, 2005 Single on gramophone record
The Bottle
2004 Single on compact disc
Wishing on a Star
2004 Single on compact disc
Illumination
Rock music
2002 Album on compact disc 58 minutes
Heliocentric
Rock music
April 10th, 2000 Album on gramophone record 48 minutes
Friday Street
1997 Single on compact disc
Heavy Soul
Blue-eyed soul, Rhythm and blues, Rock music
1997 Album on compact disc
Mermaids
1997 Single on compact disc
The Changingman
April 24th, 1995 Single on compact disc
Out of the Sinking
1994 Single on compact disc
Live Wood
Rock music
1994 Album on compact disc Live Album
The Weaver
1993 EP on gramophone record
That Spiritual Feeling
Album

Movie performances

1. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

Biography, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
40 Show list 2 Show list

24 Hour Party People is a 2002 British comedy-drama film about Manchester's popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records. It was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It received positive reviews. It begins with the punk rock era of the late 1970s and moves through the 1980s into the "Madchester" scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The main character is Tony Wilson, a news reporter for Granada Television and the head of Factory Records. The narrative largely follows his career, while also covering the major Factory artists, especially Joy Division and New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column and Happy Mondays. The film is a dramatisation based on a combination of real events, rumours, urban legends, and the imaginings of the scriptwriter – as the film makes clear. In one scene, one-time Buzzcocks member Howard Devoto is shown having sex with Wilson's first wife in the toilets of a club; the real Devoto, an extra in the scene, turns to the camera and says, "I definitely don't remember this happening".

Awards

2003 NME Award for Best Film
2002 British Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production

Top cast

Martin Hannett
Zookeeper
Journalist
Tony Wilson
Lindsay Wilson
Rob Gretton
Ryan Letts
Alan Erasmus
Roger Ames
Derek Ryder
Ian Curtis
Howard Devoto
Peter Saville
Mark E. Smith
Yvette
Charles
Don Tonay
Paul Ryder
Aspiring Singer
Bernard Sumner
Sound Engineer
Railway Guard
Actor in Corridor
Hooky
Cloakroom Girl
Mike Pickering
Little Pel
Ian's Gran
Studio Director
Punter
2nd Railway Guard
Cleaner
Actor at Granada
John the Postman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
24 Hour Party People
English
United Kingdom

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Paul Weller: Find the Torch
Music
2010 Him/Herself
George Hencken
Do It Again
Documentary,Music
2010 Him/Herself
Geoff Edgers
Geoff Edgers
Rewind
2007 Him/Herself
Danny O'Connor
Thy Neighbor's Wife
Crime,Drama,Thriller
2001
wynne

Awards won

2010 NME Award - Godlike Genius Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

2009 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
British Phonographic Industry

2006 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music

1996 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
British Phonographic Industry

1996 NME Award for Best Solo Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1995 NME Award for Best Solo Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1995 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
British Phonographic Industry

1984 NME Award for Best Dressed

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1983 NME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Best Songwriter

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Best Haircut

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Best Male Singer

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Best Guitarist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1982 NME Award for Best Dressed Male

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1981 NME Award for Best Songwriter

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1981 NME Award for Best Guitarist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1981 NME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1980 NME Award for Best Guitarist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1980 NME Award for Most Wonderful Human Being

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1980 NME Award for Best Songwriter

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1980 NME Award for Best Male Singer

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1979 NME Award for Best Songwriter

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

1979 NME Award for Best Guitarist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IPC Inspire

Wikipedia

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