We’ve been sharing images from Paul’s bandmate Andy Crofts for quite a few years now. They have been such a cool part of the fan experience. He’s really captured some iconic shots that have sort of defined this era of Paul’s career. Lucky for us, Andy will compile many of those photographs in an upcoming book, simply titled, Paul. Limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies, they are available for pre-order right now and the book will be released in August. Oh, and you’ll get 5 free picture postcards as well. Really cool!
Music and photography have always gone hand in hand for Andy Crofts. In his teens he discovered a passion for taking pictures and described it as a life changing feeling.
With a few brief encounters through playing live and sending demos of his music he first met Paul Weller in 2006 which subsequently led to Andy being asked to join Paul’s band in 2008, and has been a permanent member ever since.
This book showcases a collection of photographs from his fast paced travels with Paul. Since joining the band he noticed that slowly and unintentionally he had gathered a collection of photographs of Paul that the world has never seen and for the first time from the perspective of a band member.
This book is a series of natural observations, from over the years of traveling and being part of the Paul Weller band.
About the author:
Raised in “shoe town” Northampton in the midlands, Andy Crofts was the founding member of psychedelic indie rock band The Moons, releasing 3 studio albums with a new album “Pocket Melodies” set for release in 2020. Apart from music and photography Crofts has also dipped his creative eye into music videos and documentary making in which he made a full length Paul Weller touring film called, One.
Originally starting as keyboard player for Weller, he then moved to bass guitar and has been a regular on Weller’s studio albums since his 2010 album Wake Up the Nation.
Publication date: 20 August 2020
Price £39.99 ($49.99)