It really is impossible to do the man justice in a one page biography so this is very, very brief.
Paul Weller's musical career is quite simply astounding. He has been writing songs since his teens and the quality of his song-writing and performances have won him many awards and critical acclaim. More importantly, the British public (and many other nationalities) recognise him as a hugely talented artist as do his sizeable die hard following.
From his earliest days in The Jam through to his current successful solo career he has written some of the most memorable and timeless songs of any British artist. UK number 1 songs such as Town Called Malice managed to capture the political climate of Britain in 1982 in a song so melodic and timeless that it still sounds fresh today. The depth and variety of his back catalogue is immense and his song writing today continues to reflect this quality, as evidenced by 2005's "As Is Now".
Those reading this site are likely to know Weller's work in great detail but for those who are just discovering his work this is the man that brought you The Jam, The Style Council and a fantastic solo career, with album classics such as All Mod Cons, Sound Affects, Our Favourite Shop, Wild Wood, Stanley Road and As Is Now. He has also released some extremely well known singles such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Start, That's Entertainment, Town Called Malice, Long Hot Summer, My Ever Changing Moods, You're The Best Thing, Shout To The Top, Walls Come Tumbling Down, Wild Wood, The Changingman, Broken Stones, It's Written In The Stars and Come On Let's Go.
If you don't know his music, get hold of some and listen, you won't regret it.
The Porcelain God book covers his career in great detail and is really aimed at his most die hard fans.