Fresh from an extensive tour as the brilliant Paul Weller band, the Songbook Collective travel to Wigan to entertain at The Old Courts. Glastonbury and Jools Holland have had the pleasure, now it’s your turn. Fronted by legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter and possibly the nicest man ever to visit the Northwest, Steve Cradock, The Songbook Collective will perform massive records from Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene, The Moons, Steve Pilgrim and much more. If you want to be entertained by the tightest, coolest band on the circuit, be sure to get involved, this will be a Saturday night to remember.
Steve Cradock joined the Paul Weller Band 20 years ago and has played guitar on every album since "Wildwood". Starting out in Ocean Colour Scene who have released 21 albums, two of which have reached number 1 in the UK charts. Steve has also recently joined The Specials as guitarist and has released three acclaimed solo albums over the last 7 years.
Andy Crofts is the singer / songwriter of The Moons. The band have released four albums. Andy joined the Paul Weller Band in 2008 and has played on the last three Paul Weller albums.
Steve Pilgrim has played with The Stands and Cast and has been in the Paul Weller band for the past 7 years.
Andy Lewis is the bass player in the Paul Weller Band. His single "Are you trying to be Lonely?" from 2007 featured Paul Weller on vocals. Andy was one of the founding DJ's at the legendary Brit Pop club night Blow Up which was a massive night both in London and right here at Esquires in the mid 90s.
Ben Gordelier joined the Paul Weller band in 2012 and has appeared on the last two Paul Weller albums. He is also the drummer with The Moons.
Tickets go on sale at 5pm Tuesday 1st March