Ask your #MCM with Paul Sayer from The Temperance Movement

This week Addicted is crushing on Paul Sayer, guitarist for the Temperance Movement.


If you haven’t heard of the Temperance Movement, then you just must not like music very much. Based in London, England and Glasgow, Scotland, the band is made up of  front man Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, drummer Damon Wilson and, of course, our #mancrushmonday guitarist Paul Sayer. Prior to coming together in this formation, these rockers each played and performed with prominent acts including Deep Purple, Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Jack Bruce and even James Brown. Talk about serious rock star credentials. When the friends got together for a jam session in 2011, their experience as hired musical guns coalesced, and The Temperance Movement was born.

The Temperance Movement made their debut to the world with 2012’s five-track Pride EP. Their debut studio album, 2014’s The Temperance Movement marked the arrival of a major rock band, and their latest album, White Bear is their giant step forward. These guys have long been touted as rock and roll’s saving grace by music industry insiders, and it’s clear as to why. They make loud, rough and raw music that moves your mind, body and soul. Take a listen to the the title track from the new record here:

After opening for the Rolling Stones in Europe, the Temperance Movement played their first American shows in early 2015, a tour that included some memorable shows throughout the South. “Obviously we’re hugely influenced by Southern soul music and Southern rock ‘n roll, so to finally play down there was thrilling,” says Sayer. America loves them, and so do we. Read on to find out why we’re crushing on guitar god in the making Paul Sayer.

What is your definition of romance? 

Cancelling all your plans in a hectic life to grab a couple of hours of quality time with your other half.

What’s the best date you’ve ever been on?

When I first met my wife in London I was about to leave to go on tour the next morning. We didn’t want to leave things until I was home from the tour so she came to Paris where I was playing the next week, and we had our second date there! That will take some beating.

What’s your instant deal breaker? 

Confidence and a sense of humour. The right balance of those two qualities can be extremely attractive, but over confidence can come off as cocky.

If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be? 

Smile – it goes a long way!

How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship? 

I disappear for weeks at a time – absence makes the heart grow fonder!

Catch the Temperance Movement live this fall in a city near you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Hamilton, Canada – Club Absinthe
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Quebec, Canada – Le Cercle
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Montreal, Canada – Le Petit Campus
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 London, Canada – London Music Hall
Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
Nadia Elkharadly