It was 1990 and no-one wanted to know him, the Style Council split and he couldn’t get a deal. Which was a shame as he’d just produced his finest body of work.
Fast forward to 2006 and the media big wigs are falling over themselves to give him a Brit award for making them lots of cash – sorry, I mean give him a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award". To warm up for his TV mini greatest hits session, Paul Weller is doing a "secret" gig (ok, not that secret, I’m telling you now) for a select bunch of fans. Selected by their ability to fill in a competition form.
The gig is at Gibson Studios on February 13th, 2 days before the back slapping session. You can only get tickets if successful via a mindless competition on Virgin Radio. If you want to enter, visit this link for the entry form:
Just one thing – wouldn’t it be great if he’d done a secret warm-up gig for fans without any commercial attachment? Red Wedge seems a long time ago…