Tag Archives: Tom Van Heel

From The Jam / Nine Below Zero – Colne, The Muni

Any musician worth their salt will have learned a great deal by getting along to the mystical East at the weekend (well, East Lancashire, any road), for a masterclass in maximum r’n’b and impassioned post-punk. While The Jam material played … Continue reading

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Now the time has come – back in touch with Bruce Foxton

After an extended festive break, Bruce Foxton is all set for another punishing year for his band, with 100-plus gigs already arranged and a brand new album on its way. If anything, the anniversary circuit is old hat for Bruce … Continue reading

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From The Jam / Deadwood Dog – Preston 53 Degrees

After a winning set by locals Deadwood Dog and a stirring late ‘70s/early ’80s soundtrack between, there was more than a frisson of excitement around 53 Degrees as The Gift’s upbeat instrumental Circus signalled the arrival of the main act. Bass … Continue reading

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Where did it all go right? In conversation with From the Jam’s Russell Hastings

  I’ve suggested before now that if I had any problem with Bruce Foxton’s impressive 2012 comeback LP Back in the Room, it was the fact that –despite clearly being a collaborative effort – it only carried his name on the … Continue reading

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Sound affects on a midsummer’s night

ON such a warm and sticky night at a packed 53 Degrees in Preston, there were always likely to be technical imperfections in this From the Jam performance. But while I couldn’t quite hear enough of Bruce Foxton’s backing vocals … Continue reading

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