From The Jam featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and legendary vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings with drummer Steve (Smiley) Barnard, return to The Factory in Barnstaple for their 40th Anniversary 1977 – 2017 tour on Friday 31st March 2017.
The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement – debut single ‘In The City’. With a catalogue that includes 18 UK Top 40 singles The Jam became the sound of The British youth and one of the greatest and biggest selling bands in British history. In 2000, Q magazine placed The Jam’s third album ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
At their essence, From The Jam are a band keeping a spirit alive, a spirit that should be preserved. Since the 70s, The Jam’s music has punctured the airwaves with its power. From The Jam don’t rehash that power. Instead, they keep it going, they celebrate the material, and even give the crowd some new stuff. Hastings states simply, “I want to sing those songs as I remember them.” From The Jam enables that to happen, and crowds across the world – for years to come – will sing them right back.