All Mod Cons will be celebrated at Barry’s Memorial Hall on April 21, 2019 when From The Jam will be performing tracks from the classic The Jam album.
From the Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. The band are currently touring the UK, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 3rd studio album, All Mod Cons playing it in its entirety. As well as classics such as ‘Down in The Tube Station at Midnight’ and ‘A Bomb in Wardour Street’ the band are also excited about playing ‘Billy Hunt’, ‘Mr Clean’ and the ‘The Butterfly Collector’, which originally only featured on the US release of All Mod Cons.
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.
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.
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.
From The Jam will be performing the first of three Welsh dates for 2019 on April 21 at Barry’s Memorial Hall. Two further shows have been announced for The Coliseum, Aberdare on May 1 (performing That’s Entertainment) and The Great Hall, Cardiff on October 19 (performing Setting Sons).
For further details visit fromthejamofficial.com
Photo of Bruce Foxton by Derek De Souza