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Paul Weller at 60 with Martin Freeman

Actor Martin Freeman takes us on a personal journey through the many musical faces of Paul Weller who turned 60 this year.

There's more to the man than the Modfather tag allows.

Actor Martin Freeman takes us on a personal journey through the many musical faces of Paul Weller who turned 60 this year.

Often referred to as The Modfather, this reductive tag has tended to pigeonhole Weller's music within the public's psyche. Martin is on a two hour mission to convince you otherwise. For him, there's always been a clear push and desire to explore sonic possibilities whilst avoiding treading water within Weller's music. When boundaries present themselves and the straps of the genre straightjacket start to tighten, Weller isn't afraid of downing tools in order to seek a completely new approach to his musical output.

First breaking through in the late 70s with his group The Jam, Paul stunned fans and followers alike when he broke the band up at the height of their game in 1982. To compound things further, he then formed The Style Council with keyboardist Mick Talbot. In a way, this is the band that allows you to understand the true complexities of Weller's musical journey as it distorts the straight line from his former punk glories in The Jam to his renaissance as the Modfather.

Martin Freeman is an English actor known for roles such as Tim Canterbury in The Office, Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy and Lester Nygaard in the drama TV series Fargo.

His film work includes Love Actually, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Nativity!, The World's End, Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.

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Fri 12 Oct 2018 19:00

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