From The Jam
From The Jam
Bruce Foxton is a part of the English Rock and Roll establisment. On December 1st, he brings his powerful trio From the Jam to the Grand for the third year running. Indeed Bruce and his mates Mark Brezezicki (ex Big Country) and Russell Hastings (vocals) have become accustomed to an annual visit to Clitheroe. "We Love coming up here," said Russell on his last visit. "Everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere is incredible."
A musician who is most commonly recognised as the bass player in The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers, Bruce, with drummer Rick Buckler, were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller. Bruce's versatility is evident, taking lead vocals on David Watts ( The Kinks) and News Of The World, which was one from his own catalogue of compositions. Foxton's most notable work being Smithers-Jones, featuring bass/guitar/drums for the B-side of When You're Young and later reworked with strings for the Setting Sons LP. After The Jam split in '82, Foxton pursued a solo career. he had a hit with the single Freak and collaborated with other musicians, untill he got the call from Stiff Littler Fingers' Jake Burns, staying with SLF for fifteen years, recording four albums, namely, Flags and Emblems, Get a life, Tinderbox and Guitar and Drum. In 1994, Rick Buckler and Bruce collaborated on Our Story, a biography of their eventful and cherished years in The Jam. Bruce toured with Bruce Watson, Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and Simon Townshend ( The Who) in 2006 as The Casbah club supporting The Who in the UK and Europe promoting their new album Venustaphobia.
£20.00 advanced standing ticket