Bruce and Russell will be performing a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue and songs from Bruce’s new album Back In The Room as well as handing over the microphone to the audience for a question and answer session.
With a catalogue that includes 18 UK Top 40 singles The Jam were the sound of the British youth in the late 70s and this intimate show is a rare opportunity to hear those songs in this stripped down way. “We played some acoustic shows earlier this year and it was a revelation how well the songs work acoustically” says Bruce. “It’s a testament to a good song that they have stood the test of time and don’t need a full band and big production in order to work so well.”
Audiences can expect to hear classics such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as favourites including Strange Town, When You’re Young and Start. Bruce and Russell will also perform songs from Back In The Room which was released in 2012 to great acclaim.
“The reaction to the acoustic shows has been great, people really get into the songs and the Q&A brings the audience and us together for the evening which is so special” adds Russell.
The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement – debut single ‘In The City’ – and in 1978 released their third album ‘All Mod Cons’. 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 ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary ‘live’ performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago.
New Bruce Foxton album, ‘Back In The Room’ is out now with special guests Paul Weller & Steve Cropper.