Paul Weller performs at Sydney Opera House for the first time in six years: ‘It’s a total privilege for us all’

Paul Weller took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend.

The 65-year-old rocker, known for his bands The Jam and The Style Council, performed at the Concert Hall on Friday, with follow up shows on Saturday and Monday.

With his guitar in his hands, the English singer-songwriter looked at home on stage, playing to an enthusiastic audience that encircled him in-the-round. 

It has been six years since the mod revival star has played Sydney, and he expressed his excitement ahead of the tour.

‘So looking forward to performing at the Sydney Opera House again, we’ve always loved the audiences there and it’s a total privilege for us all,’ he said.

Paul Weller (pictured left) took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend. The 65-year-old rocker, known for his bands The Jam and The Style Council, played the Concert Hall on Friday, with follow up shows on Saturday and Monday

As the frontman of Mod revivalists The Jam, Weller’s impressive back catalogue of hits include Going Underground, That’s Entertainment and Town Called Malice, and albums such All Mod Cons and Setting Sons. 

Paul is not only a prolific musician, he has also been prolific adding members to his family. 

The rocker has fathered eight children over the course of three decades and has recently become a grandfather.

With his guitar in his hands, the English singer-songwriter looked at home on stage, playing to an enthusiastic audience that encircled him in-the-round

With his guitar in his hands, the English singer-songwriter looked at home on stage, playing to an enthusiastic audience that encircled him in-the-round

It has been six years since the mod revival star has played Sydney, and he expressed his excitement ahead of the tour

It has been six years since the mod revival star has played Sydney, and he expressed his excitement ahead of the tour

Paul was married to The Style Council singer Dee C. Lee from 1987-1998, and together they had two children, Nathaniel and Leah. 

Dee originally performed as a backing singer with the late George Michael’s Wham! before joining The Style Council, Paul’s second band, in 1983.

Paul, who’s known as the Modfather, went on to have a 25-year-old daughter, Dylan, from a fleeting romance with a make-up artist.

'So looking forward to performing at the Sydney Opera House again, we've always loved the audiences there and it's a total privilege for us all,' he said

‘So looking forward to performing at the Sydney Opera House again, we’ve always loved the audiences there and it’s a total privilege for us all,’ he said

He welcomed two more children Jesamine, 21, and Stevie Mac, 17, during his 13-year relationship to Samantha Stock.

The partnership ended when he met Hannah in 2008, when she was 23, and she quickly moved into his Maida Vale home.

The couple went on to welcome twin boys Bowie and John Paul, now nine, named after David Bowie and The Beatles legends John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.

In 2017 Paul welcomed his eighth child at the age of 59, a baby girl named Nova.

The child is named after one of the tracks that appears on his 13th album, A Kind Revolution.

As the frontman of Mod revivalists The Jam, Weller¿s impressive back catalogue of hits include Going Underground, That¿s Entertainment and Town Called Malice, and albums such All Mod Cons and Setting Sons

As the frontman of Mod revivalists The Jam, Weller’s impressive back catalogue of hits include Going Underground, That’s Entertainment and Town Called Malice, and albums such All Mod Cons and Setting Sons

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