The Jam had amazing chart success, with eighteen singles and seven albums to make the top forty in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. The band’s last 5 albums were all top ten hits, and their last 8 singles made it into the top 10. From the Jam was a huge success at The Hawth previously, and returns this June led by The Jam’s original bassist, Bruce Foxton.
BRUCE FOXTON is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment, most commonly recognised as the bass player in legendary bands The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers.
In The Jam, Bruce and drummer, Rick Buckler, were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller. After The Jam split in ’82, Foxton pursued a solo career. He had a hit with the single Freak and collaborated with other musicians, until he got the call from Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns, staying with SLF for fifteen years. Bruce is now touring again, performing all the classic tracks he helped to create in The Jam.
RUSSELL HASTINGS has been working with Rick Buckler since November 2005. A musician/vocalist in his own right, Russell has shocked audiences nationwide this year with his authentic and passionate interpretation in performance (vocals and guitar) of The Jam’s back catalogue.
SMILEY is the newest addition to this power trio. Probably one of the most sought after drummers on the planet, his credentials speak for themselves. over the last three decades, Smiley has been the backbone to some amazing performers, including Joe Strummer, Robbie Williams, Archive, The Alarm, The Mock Turtles, Bad Company, Republica, Spear of Destiny, Roy Harper, Noel Redding, Hard Fi, Squeeze, Lily Allen, Alexandra Burke, Billy Bragg, Mick jones, Glen Matlock, Phil Daniels, Terry hall, Steve Cropper and Screaming Lord Sutch – to name but a few.
Performance: Wednesday 27 June 7.30pm, The Hawth, Crawley. Tickets: £25 (standing) £23.50 (circle seated), are available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or online: www.hawth.co.uk.