From The Jam - 35th Anniversary of The Gift

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Sunday, 13 May 2018
8pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
Music

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.

Celebrating 35 years since the release of The Gift, The Jam’s sixth and final album, they are bringing the special show to Exeter this May. The show will include a selection of songs from ‘The Gift’ including one of the band’s most well-known hits, ‘Town Called Malice’. The Gift Released in 1982 on Polydor, was one of The Jam’s most successful albums, reaching No 1 in the UK album chart, produced by Peter Wilson.

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.

Over the past 11 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, being described as “incredibly excitingby the Daily Mirror and “sounding dynamic as everby the Daily Record.

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.

 “From The Jam, best night out I have had in years all The Jam hits and more done to perfection what’s not to love!?” – Alan McGee, Creation Management

 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.