Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paul Weller @ Bataclan, Paris June 13 2012

Paul Weller @ Bataclan, Paris June 13 2012

Paul Weller the "Modfather" is promoting his latest album "Sonik Kicks".
When we're getting into the Bataclan at past 7:30pm, there is literally nobody, no more than 50 people.
No support band and when the 5 piece band (plus Paul) is getting on the stage 30 min later it's quite full but not sold-out.
Paul Weller is far from being as popular in France as he is in England.
We saw many years ago at the Royal Albert hall where he played in front of a full house and apart from a couple of his well known songs we were not conquered.

Paul Weller is a mod so he's dressed smartly with a very posh suit and tie, as least for the first part.
He's playing a mix of pop-rock soul with a bit of psyche on the recent songs and even Dub on one.
Most of the time he's on electric guitar, sometimes on acoustic and on piano for a few songs.
After playing a 45 min set, there is a 10 intermission before a short 6 songs acoustic set (see setlist below for details) that was really nice, we were a bit late as we watched Germany-Holland at the bar next door.
Then back to electric for the last hour.

There are no track that is standing out and we didn't really get into it.
Paul Weller played an extra song that wasn't on the setlist (video below)
Overall good show.