Paul Weller is a British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born on 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater, Surrey, England. Weller gained recognition as the leader of two bands: The Jam and The Style Council. As the frontman of The Jam, he influenced numerous English rockers during the punk era and played a central role in the Mod revival. In the 1980s, he formed The Style Council and explored his fascination with Motown, soul music, jazz-pop, and house music. Since launching his solo career in 1992, Weller has released critically acclaimed albums that have been both popular and influential.
Weller's songwriting is deeply rooted in English culture, which has made him more of a national star than an international one. His impact on British music is undeniable; contemporary bands like Ocean Colour Scene have cited him as an influence. Despite occasional criticism for his trad-rock sound, Weller has managed to stay vital within the second decade of his career.
Aside from his musical achievements, Weller has had personal milestones as well. He married Dee C. Lee in 1987 but divorced her in 1998. They have a daughter named Leah Weller together. Afterward, he became involved with Samantha Stocks until 2008 before marrying Hannah Andrews in September 2010.