Playing hits spanning four decades, Paul Weller thrilled fans at the House of Blues on Wednesday night. Touring in support of his latest album, “A Kind Revolution,” released earlier this year, Weller’s House of Blues show was the penultimate show of the US leg of the tour. Weller finished off his US run last night at The Wiltern in Los Angeles – he conquers Japan next.
Weller knows most of his fans have followed his career since his days as frontman of The Jam in the1970s. His set list was nicely curated to include several current hits as well as songs that are over 30 years old. Before playing The Style Council’s “Have You Ever Had it Blue,” he said, “We’d like to take you back to the 80s. Shit knows why. Some good things came out of it though. Like this song.”
Weller’s five piece band have toured with him for quite a while. This is evident due to their easy-going manner on stage and their perfect command of the tunes. Sharing the front of the stage with Weller were his longtime mates Steve Cradock (lead guitar) and Andy Crofts (bass). Weller described them as “UK legends,” both men have had successful careers of their own; Cradock as a member of The Specials and Ocean Colour Scene, and Crofts as frontman of The Moons.