The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and seven albums to make the Top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Their last five albums were all top ten hits and their last eight singles made it into the Top 10. They were simply one of the most loved and important bands ever.
From the Jam is led by bassist/singer Bruce Foxton, one of the original members of the immortal trio, later to perform with Stiff Little Fingers. He is joined by Russell Hastings on lead vocal/guitar. Together they will be performing acoustic interpretations of The Jam‘s classic back catalogue such as Start, Town Called Malice, That’s Entertainment, In The City, Eton Rifles, Beat Surrender and Going Underground.
Support tonight comes from Nine Below Zero, one of the UK’s finest Rhythm & Blues bands. Formed in 1979 and named after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song, they signed to A&M Records in 1980 and released the seminal Live at the Marquee album. By the end of that year they had moved from selling out the Marquee to selling out the Hammersmith Odeon. In 1981 their first studio album Don’t Point Your Finger was released and the band play alongside The Kinks and The Who. They also make appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Test and the South Bank Show. In 1982 they appeared on The Young Ones with the track Eleven + Eleven before releasing arguably their finest album, Third Degree, which features such tracks as Wipe Away Your Kiss and You Can’t Say Yes and You Can’t Say No. The album’s iconic image was taken by none other than David Bailey.