Bruce Foxton


Tuesday 17th September 2019

Name, where are you from?
Bruce Foxton, From The Jam.

Describe your style in three words?
A lot of class.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Sex Pistols - 100 Club.
It sounded amazing and it gave us a direction to go in.
'Anarchy In The UK'.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Small Faces, The Beatles, The Kinks. That era. The songs were great. Ray Davies songwriting was amazing.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
My middle brother, Derek was what I called a proper mod. I used to look up to him. I loved the clothes he wore, he had a Lambretta. I wanted to aspire to that. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Winston Churchill. Going by what I've read and what he did. Sounds like an amazing man.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
We get asked this a lot. Like picking your favourite track, there's such a wealth to choose from. There's also a wealth of venues so it's really difficult. We're lucky that The Jam, and From The Jam, are pretty much welcomed everywhere. I can't pinpoint one show. They're all great.

Bruce Foxton, exploded onto the music scene in 1976 as the bassist in The Jam. He was recently voted by readers of NME as the 7th Most Influential Bass Player in the world. He continues performing The Jam’s music as From The Jam with Russell Hastings.

From The Jam will be touring this Autumn to mark the 40th anniversary of The Jam's 1979 LP 'Setting Sons'

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