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Get ready to ‘Start!’ your New Year in style with a great double-header gig featuring From The Jam at The Cresset along with ska heroes The Selecter.

From The Jam featuring bassist Bruce Foxton will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Jam album Sound Affects along with their very special guests, The Selecter who will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their album Too Much Pressure.

This very special night, rescheduled from last year (all tickets still valid), is taking place on Friday January 7, and will get 2022 up and running in style for fans of The Jam and The Selecter.

ESP has been along to previous From The Jam gigs and can tell you it’s a great night out with singer Russell Hastings ably handling the Paul Weller vocals and guitar legend Bruce Foxton is as hot on the bass as ever. He was recently voted by readers of NME as the 7th Most Influential Bass Player, which shows the high regard he is held in by fans, musicians and the music press alike. Bruce is again friends with Paul Weller which he emphasises is more important than music.

In May 2007 From The Jam toured the UK to sold out venues. Since then they have toured the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand as well as some dates in Europe.

Sound Affects was the fifth studio album by The Jam, and it will be performed in full along with many more classics by the band so expect That’s Entertainment, A Town Called Malice, Eton Rifles and the rest.

Photo: The Selecter 369 Pauline & Gaps (c) Dean Chalkley

Special guests The Selecter, led by their iconic front woman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, will make this a very special gig.

Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – she is often referred to as ‘The Queen of Ska’. The 40th anniversary of the seminal Too Much Pressure LP is being marked with a performance of the album in full and more classics such as On My Radio, The Whisper, Celebrate the Bullet and Frontline.

Tickets are £30 plus booking fee in advance from seetickets or The Cresset


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