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Saturday 23 April 2022.

Friday 22 April 2022. PAUL WELLER live at The Forum. PW plays the first of three sold out London shows on his UK & European Tour. Fri 22 April - The Forum Sat 23 April - The Forum Sun 24 April - Brixton Academy I have seen PW on stage many times with all his bands over the past 45 years, including The Jam. Paul is a prolific singer-songwriter with well over 20 albums in his career since The Jam debut. Support comes from Australian indie-pop band THE STROPPIES. ------------------- The venue is rammed solid sold out tonight. I ended up missing the support act. A few faces are here tonight amongst the many Paul Weller lookalikes..... SUGGS (Madness) CHRISSIE HYNDE (Pretenders) GARY CROWLEY (radio DJ and presenter) ROBERT ELMS (radio DJ and presenter) BARRY CAIN (was The Record Mirror journo who toured with punk bands in 1976 and 1977). (He saw The Sex Pistols a couple of times on their legendary Jan 1978 North American tour). NICKY WELLER (Pauls sister) PAUL WELLER & band arrived on stage at 8.30pm and played for 1 hour 55 mins. A lively crowd of his loyal fans here keeping the bars very busy. As usual the first half of his set includes a few plodding tracks , but the second half is great as he played three classics by The Jam and some solo hits and Style Council hits. Overall a really good show. Full PAUL WELLER setlist played tonight... White Sky Long Time Cosmic Fringes From the Floorboards Up Headstart for Happiness (The Style Council song) Village Have You Ever Had It Blue (The Style Council song) Stanley Road Going My Way Saturns Pattern Hung Up Fat Pop More Woo Sť Mama It's a Very Deep Sea (The Style Council song) Rockets Above the Clouds Into Tomorrow Shout to the Top! (The Style Council song) Start! (The Jam song) Peacock Suit Brushed Encore: Broken Stones You Do Something to Me That's Entertainment (The Jam song) Wild Wood Encore 2: The Changingman Town Called Malice (The Jam song)