The Vinyl Say 018: The Jam

The Jam – England I Miss You Now (Bulldog, 1991) Ever done something you probably shouldn’t have…? It was 1980 and with Going Underground entering the charts at number one The Jam couldn’t put a foot wrong. This song exists to prove they – well Paul Weller (happy 60th birthday by the way!) – at Read More…

Paul Weller 18:02:2018

Windsor Hall, BIC Assured, like a writer and performer of his calibre has every right to be, Paul Weller returned to Bournemouth as he has done for more than 40 years and once again confounded expectations by making it all even better than the faithful might have hoped. Of course he ended with Town Called Read More…

And this is me…

Nick Churchill has been sticking words together professionally for more than 25 years. Currently he is a busy journalist and has undertaken a wealth of celebrity interviews and human interest features to writing speeches, generating web and media content and production scripts. His first book, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth – was met with great and Read More…

Carleen Anderson

Her godfather was the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Her mother is Brown’s explosive backing singer Vicki Anderson; her step-father, his right-hand man Bobby Byrd. She grew up with her grandparents during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and by the age of there was singing solos in her grandfather’s church.  Somehow the Read More…

Paul Weller 27:06:2013

Southampton Guildhall Maybe it was down to the band not having played much this year, maybe it was just a sticky night and the sound was doing battle with the Guildhall’s challenging acoustics, but we were some way south of prime Weller. He did his bit though, leading from the front, jabbing fingers, nodding his Read More…

Remembering Curtis Mayfield

Seeing the recent post from Mr Cool’s Dream channel of Paul Weller interviewing the mighty Curtis Mayfield brought some very happy memories flooding back for Cornershop ally Nick Churchill, author of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth, who wanted to share a few of them… The interview was recorded in the afternoon of 31 Read More…

Bruce Foxton 2010

Funny old game, life. One minute you’re up, the next you’re down. One minute you’re in, the next you’re out. The trick is not to worry about it too much – certainly not the things you can’t change anyway. That’s the gist of the half-hour chat I had with one of my boyhood idols – former Read More…

Paul Weller

He’s the changing man… Things come and go in our lives, others stick around, keeping us company on rocky roads and high trails. The fleeting charms of some new source of admiration may be sweet, but nothing rewards quite like the tale that unravels over time. And so it is with me and Paul Weller. Read More…

Paul Weller 19:05:2008

Opera House, Boscombe ARMS aloft in acclaim of what had gone before, mile-wide grins cracking their exhilarated faces, those that stayed were in rapturous communal praise of a very rare treat – a second encore from an obviously equally joyous Paul Weller. The uncomplicated cover of All You Need Is Love crowned a very special Read More…