Still jamming four decades on

At the beginning of the 80s, The Jam opened a new decade with their penultimate album, Sound Affects.

Featuring two of the band’s best loved singles – Start! and That’s Entertainment – the record reached number two in the charts, left an indelible mark on popular music and is said to be Paul Weller’s favourite.

Now, more than 40 years on, The Jam’s original bassist Bruce Foxton will be celebrating the album’s legacy with his band, From The Jam.

Led by Bruce and his long-time collaborator Russell Hastings, the group launched in 2007 as a way to both revisit The Jam’s classic songs and work on new material.

Since then they have performed around the world to sell-out crowds and reached the UK album charts with 2017’s From The Jam Live.

Chris Persoglio, Venue and Events Manager at Parr Hall, said: “It’s incredible to think that The Jam’s Sound Affects record is more than 40 years old now.

“Talking about passing the test of time – iconic songs like That’s Entertainment have become all-time favourites and when you go to a show like this you instantly see what The Jam’s music still means to people even decades on.”

From The Jam will be joined by very special guests The Selecter led by Pauline Black and original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene.

She is often referred to as ‘The Queen of Ska’ and her band will be marking the 40th anniversary of the album, Too Much Pressure.

Tickets are on sale here or call 01925 442345.