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Paul Weller – Pre Show Supper

20th February, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

£15.95

What better way to spend an evening than watching a fabulous show at the Plymouth Pavilions with great company. To really make this an evening to remember, why not join us over the road first for a delicious two course meal in our stunning Restaurant for just £15.95 per person, before taking a leisurely stroll to the Pavilions! Tables are bookable between 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal before the show starts.

Here is a sample menu of the sort of dishes you can expect, these change regularly in line with seasonality.

To book your table, you can either visit Plymouth Pavilions website or contact us directly on 01752 275850.

The following performance information was provided by Plymouth Pavilions.

Weller started work on “A Kind Revolution” immediately after finishing 2015’s “Saturns Pattern”, first tickling out the funky strut of “New York” and the beautiful slow-mo gospel of “The Cranes Are Back” – a song that ties in the changing face of London with the power of nature. The album’s title is taken from a line in the aforementioned song.

Musicians on the album feature most of the touring band faithful with Andy Crofts and Ben Gordelier being the top mainstays. Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim also feature on several tracks. Opening track “Woo Sé Mama” sees legendary soul singers PP Arnold & Madeleine Bell supply their distinctive vocal skills while the exceedingly funky “One Tear” features the unmistakable voice of the one and only Boy George. Paul even managed to lure Robert Wyatt out of retirement to sing and play trumpet on “She Moves With The Fayre”. Finally, and once again, The Strypes’ guitarist Josh McClorey has been drafted in to add his magic to 3 tracks.

“A Kind Revolution” features ten absolute classic modern Paul Weller songs. By “modern Paul Weller songs” we mean, instantly recognisable but in no way predictable. He doesn’t make a “kind of” album, he fits together all his influences – rock, R&B, soul, jazz, funk, folk…whatever – and builds a song from them, delivering something that drifts through genres unselfconsciously and at ease. Two great examples of this are two of the most reflective, contemplative songs, “Long Long Road” and “Hopper”, which in lesser hands might have been delivered as ballads, but Weller adds so much texture and colour to each that they defy categorisation. With great age comes great wisdom…

Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, “A Kind Revolution” was produced and arranged by Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert and Paul himself.

Venue

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Millbay Road
Plymouth, PL1 3LG United Kingdom
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