Wednesday, 25 February 2015

As Paul Weller brings his tour to Halifax, The Huddersfield Examiner asks: “Which Weller was the best Weller?”

Jam frontman, Style Council singer and solo star Paul Weller will visit Halifax on his March tour. 

The Modfather will perform at the Victoria Theatre on Wednesday March 18 as part of his 14-date spring tour. 

The live tour comes just months before the release of Weller's new album, Saturn's Pattern.  

Tickets cost £38 and can be booked online or by calling 0844 338 0000. 

In honour of Paul's visit to Halifax, we've decided to find out which Weller era was the best. 

Was it his breakout days with punk-rockers band The Jam in the late seventies and early eighties? 

Or do you prefer Weller's days in soulful band The Style Council? 

Perhaps your favourite tracks come from Paul Weller's solo days. 

Vote in our poll for your favourite Weller sound. 

The Jam years (1976-82) 

Style: Punk rock, 1960s rock, R&B, Mod movement. 

Successes: 18 consecutive top 40 hits and four number ones. 

Fun fact: The only band other than the Beatles to play two songs on one edition of Top of the Pops. 

The Style Council era (1983-89) 

Style: Soul, funk, pop, R&B. 

Successes: Number one album, seven top ten singles. 

Fun fact: Paul Weller appeared on Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas in 1984 — and mimed Bono's line for the Top of the Pops performance. 

Solo career (1996 (PHK: ???) -present)

Style: Britpop, jazz, folk, pop. 

Successes: Four number one albums, five top ten singles. 

Fun fact: Weller was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013. 

Which Weller era was your favourite?

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