With swirling Hammond organ and a classic horn section, The Style Councillors take you back to the 1980s, in a celebration of Paul Weller’s 1980’s incarnation, The Style Council, when they appear the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, next month.
Paul Weller left The Jam in 1982 in order to incorporate more elements of soul, R&B, and jazz into his song-writing. Despite the more ‘pop’ style of music, his lyrics remained typically earnest, and his leftist political leanings became more pronounced. In the early eighties, the Style Council enjoyed hits such as: ‘Speak Like a Child’, ‘You’re The Best Thing’, ‘Shout To The Top’, ‘My Ever Changing Moods’ and ‘The Walls Come Tumbling Down’.
The Style Councillors were formed in Brentwood in late 2013 by long time Paul Weller fans Darren and Steve, after a random social media post asked ‘why are there no Style Council tribute acts around?’
Once the set was finalised the 10-piece band line-up was completed by the addition of ex Bad Manners brass section. In a relatively short space of time a sizeable and loyal following formed with the band playing to full houses up and down the country – including London’s 100 club and The Jazz Café.
The word spread to the extent that notable faces seen at recent shows have included Nicky Weller, Steve Parish, Gary Crowley, ex Style Council members Steve Sidelnyk, Anthony Harty and Tracie Young and Iain Munn – author of Style Council Biography ‘Mr Cools Dream’.
The Style Councillors will perform at The Apex on Friday, July 7, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £21, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.