From The Jam
9th May 2019, The Brudenell, Leeds
“Blown away by this band- you must see them if you can!” – Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
From The Jam comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano, are to tour their ‘That’s Entertainment’ show this year. Audiences will see the band perform acoustic versions of a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue.
This intimate show is a rare opportunity to hear those songs in this stripped-down way. Bruce tells us “It’s a testament to a good song that they have stood the test of time and don’t need a full band and big production in order to work so well.”
Over the past 12 years From the Jam have toured relentlessly, having played almost 1000 headline shows in the UK since their inception in 2007. Throughout this time, they’ve gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago. “Their songs sounded trim,” The I, with “plenty of air punching from the crowd”.
“A sincere touch and lashings of fiery rock’n’roll”- Guitar and Bass
In 2007 Russell Hastings was fronting ‘The Gift’ (which featured Rick Buckler) when he was joined on stage by 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 & Hastings.
Off-stage Foxton and Hastings wrote the album, ‘Back In The Room’ released in 2012, which received critical acclaim and solidified Foxton & Hastings as an excellent and contemporary song writing duo. They 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.
“Even the deepest cut presented an opportunity for the partisan crowd to holler along to” – The Scotsman
On December 1st 2017, to celebrate 10 years since From The Jam formed , Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings released From ‘The Jam Live!’, featuring songs performed at various venues across the UK.
09/05/2019 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
22/06/2019 Lets Rock, Leeds
11/08/2019 Millenium Square Festival, Leeds