Paul Weller teamed up with Irish newcomers The Strypes for a one-off performance at London's Rough Trade East last night (April 20th) as part of the shop's Record Store Day celebrations. Headlining the shop's day of in-store gigs, which also saw performances from the likes of Frank Turner, King Midas Sound and a separate set from The Strypes themselves, Weller enlisted guitarist Josh McClorey and bass player Pete O'Hanlon as well as Miles Kane's drummer Jay Sharrock to join him for a thirty minute set.

Paul Weller teamed up with Irish newcomers The Strypes for a one-off performance at London’s Rough Trade East last night (April 20th) as part of the shop’s Record Store Day celebrations.

Headlining the shop’s day of in-store gigs, which also saw performances from the likes of Frank Turner, King Midas Sound and a separate set from The Strypes themselves, Weller enlisted guitarist Josh McClorey and bass player Pete O’Hanlon as well as Miles Kane’s drummer Jay Sharrock to join him for a thirty minute set.

Entry was by wristband only and saw fans queuing from 4am this morning to gain access to the completely sold-out event.

Kicking off with The Jam staple “In The City” – which you can watch below – the band then stormed through a number of Weller’s solo cuts including Record Store Day release ‘Flame-Out!’, ‘Fast Car/ Slow Traffic’ and ‘Kling I Klang’.

Weller then introduced the other two members of The Strypes, singer Ross Farrelly and drummer Evan Welsh, joking that they were “on loan for one day only” for a rousing run through of “Woodcutters’ Son”.

The band then continued with a cover of The Beatles‘ “Slow Down”, Weller staple “From The Floorboards Up” and recent album title track “Wake Up The Nation” before exiting to huge applause and then re-entering for an impromptu encore of “Route 66″ with Farrelly taking lead vocals.

The Strypes will play the Uncut stage at this year’s Great Escape festival.

Paul Weller played:

‘In The City’
Fast Car/ Slow Traffic’
‘Flame-Out!’
‘Kling I Klang’
‘Woodcutters’ Son’
‘Slow Down’
‘From The Floorboard Up’
‘Porcelain Gods’
‘Wake Up The Nation’
‘Route 66′



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