Paul John Weller is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rocknew wavemod revival band the Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of the Style Council. He has received four Brit Awards, winning the award for Best British Male twice.
About Paul Weller in brief
Paul John Weller is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Weller achieved fame with the punk rocknew wavemod revival band the Jam. He had further success with the blue-eyed soul music of the Style Council. He has received four Brit Awards, winning the award for Best British Male twice, and the 2006 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2012, he was among the British notables selected by the artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British social figures of his life. He was the principal figure of the 1970s and 1980s mod revival, often referred to as \”The Modfather\”, and an influence on Britpop bands such as Oasis. His love of music began with The Beatles, then The Who and Small Faces, and he started playing the guitar at the age of 11. He currently lives in London with his wife and two children. He is the father of a son and a daughter, both of whom live in the south of England with their parents. He also has a son, a son-in-law, and a step-son, who lives in the north of the country with his mother and step-father. He lives in Woking, Surrey, and has been married to his wife since 2007. He and his family have three children, all of whom are now grown up and living in the South of England.
He works as a freelance music producer and has released two albums and a number of singles. His music is rooted in English society, and much of his songwriting is about working class life. In 2007, the BBC described Weller as ‘one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past 30 years’ and called him ‘the Modfather’. He said in an interview that he was ‘proud to be British’, adding: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud to be a British person.’ He has also said that he is ‘very proud to have been born and raised in Surrey,’ adding that he ‘lives in a great part of the city’s south-east’ but that he has ‘never been able to call it home’ or ‘home’ for long periods of time. He now lives in Surrey with his family and has a wife and three children. In 2011, Weller announced that he would be leaving The Jam at the end of the 1982 tour. He then went on to release his first solo album, ‘The Eton Rifles’ (1992), which was a huge success. In 2013, he released his second album, The Eton Years (2013), which also went to No. 1 in the UK charts. In the UK, The Jam still hold the best-selling import-only singles in the charts in Germany and the Netherlands.