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From The Jam

 

“Blown away by this band- you must see them if you can!” –  Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano.

Over the past 11 years, From The Jam has toured relentlessly, having played almost 1000 headline shows in the UK since their inception in 2007. Throughout this time, the band has gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago, being described as “incredibly exciting” by the Daily Mirror and “sounding dynamic as ever” by the Daily Record.

‘The Public Gets What The Public Wants’ show is, as Russell Hastings explained, “basically the big festival set, hit after hit.”

In 2007, Russell was fronting ‘The Gift’ (which featured Rick Buckler, former drummer of The Jam) when he was joined on stage by former ‘The Jam’ bassist and backing vocalist, Bruce Foxton (who was touring with Casbah Club), for a ‘one off’ performance. This performance sparked the genesis of From The Jam, and an enduring partnership between Foxton and Hastings.

Off-stage, Foxton and Hastings wrote the album, ‘Back In The Room’ released in 2012, which received critical acclaim and solidified Foxton and Hastings as an excellent and contemporary song writing duo. The pair then returned to the studio in 2016 to record and release ‘Smash The Clock’, which reached number 31 in the UK charts. The album also entered the independent album chart at number 4, whilst the vinyl edition entered the vinyl chart at number 7.

“From The Jam, best night out I have had in years all The Jam hits and more done to perfection what’s not to love!?” – Alan McGee, Creation Management

Performance: Thursday 25 January 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £25 standing, circle seating: £23.50,  available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk.

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