FROM THE JAM
The words legend and icon are sometimes used too frequently these days but not when being used to describe Bruce Foxton. Since the punk explosion during the summer of 1976 when, as a part of The Jam, Bruce Foxton’s thumping bass lines exploded onto London’s live music scene. The next year the anthemic “In the city” album and single were released to the record buying public and the shockwaves sent out by the music of The Jam lives on today. He was recently voted by readers of NME as the 7th Most Influential Bass Player, which shows the high regard he is held in by fans, musicians and the music press alike.
The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and 7 albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Their last 5 albums were all top ten hits and their last 8 singles made it into the top 10. They were simply one of the most loved and important bands ever.
From the Jam are led by bassist/singer Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings and supported by drummer Mike Randon and keyboardist Andy Fairclough and their live set consists of the very best of The Jam’s classic back catalogue such as “Start”, “Town Called Malice”, “That’s Entertainment”, “In The City”, “Eton Rifles”, “Beat Surrender” and “Going Underground”.