Paul Weller wheels out Jam rarities for Teenage Cancer Trust show

Modfather raids the vaults for acoustic Royal Albert Hall gig

Paul Weller played a sold-out acoustic show at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (April 10) as part of Roger Daltrey‘s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.

Following well-received sets from Liam Gerner and Welsh songstress Duffy, Weller took to the stage accompanied only by Steve Cradock, with the pair both playing acoustic guitars.

The gig – supported by Gibson guitars – was heavy on material from his most recent album, 2005’s ‘As Is Now’, but also featured a trio of obscure songs by first band The Jam in the shape of ‘Beat Surrender’, b-side ‘Shopping’, ‘Start!’ flipside ‘Liza Radley’ and ‘Strange Town’‘s other half, ‘The Butterfly Collector’.

Other highlights included a version of ‘Stanley Road’ closer ‘Wings Of Speed’ with Weller on piano, ‘From The Floorboards Up’ b-side ‘Oranges And Rosewater’, and a new song from the Modfather’s forthcoming ’22 Dreams’ album entitled ‘Why Walk When You Can Run’.

Guitarist Cradock was also briefly given a chance to shine, performing his song ‘Beware Of Falling Rocks’ solo.

The set climaxed with a beautiful version of ‘You Do Something To Me’, followed by a rousing rendition of The Jam classic ‘That’s Entertainment’.

Paul Weller played:



‘Who Brings Joy’

‘Oranges And Rosewater’

‘Hung Up’

‘Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea’

‘All On A Misty Morning’


‘Wings Of Speed’

‘Into Tomorrow’

‘Roll Along Summer’

‘Liza Radley’

‘The Butterfly Collector’

‘Beware Of Falling Rocks’ (Steve Cradock solo)

‘Why Walk When You Can Run’

‘Foot Of The Mountain’

‘Shadow Of The Sun’

‘I Wanna Make It Alright’

‘Come On/Let’s Go’

‘You Do Something To Me’

‘That’s Entertainment’