This December, Paul unveils an exciting new project! Inviting some of his favourite talents to his studio ‘Black Barn,’ the first of the special four-part series of musical sessions will be released on Friday, December 6.
“I’ve wanted to have a go at my own TV content for a while now. This is me choosing some of my favourite talent that’s out there at the moment, and us just plugging in and playing live in my studio “Black Barn”. We had a great time making this and I hope everyone enjoys what we’ve done” – Paul Weller
Paul Weller Presents: The Black Barn Sessions
This introduces incendiary Merseyside 3-piece The Mysterines who have been making waves on the live circuit and recently supported the next featured guest – Black Barn regular Miles Kane. Having recently been on tour with Liam Gallagher, the Last Shadow Puppet member and solo artist has begun work on his 4th album which should see the light late next year. Paul digs deep into his back catalogue to perform “Brushed” from the LP “Heavy Soul”.
This episode features singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw, who cites D’Angelo and Lauren Hill as influences, takes his soul infused groves to the proceedings. Irish band Villager’s main man Conor O’Brien, brings things to a close. A big fan of Conor’s work Paul approached him to work on a collaboration a while back. Conor wrote the lyrics to the song “The Soul Searchers” which appeared on Paul’s last album “True Meanings”. “Long Time” from “Saturns Pattern is Paul’s choice of live track.
Featuring former dance student from Watford, Connie Constance whose recent critically acclaimed debut album “English Rose” included a cover of the Jam song of the same name. A second outing from Villager’s Conor O’Brien performing his single “Summer Song” ably abetted by Paul himself. Paul and his band give “Woo Se Mama” from “A Kind Revolution” the live treatment.
The final episode brings back Miles Kane and his band, and a second appearance from The Mysterines joining Paul’s band, with vocalist Lia Metcalfe sharing vocal duties with Paul on his version of Dr John’s “Walk On Gilded Splinters”.