Bruce Foxton (The Jam/From The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) returns this year with the second single from his 2012 album ‘Back In The Room’. Soulful and energetic, Uncut Magazine says, “Foxton proves himself adept at Steely Dan smooth jazz on ‘Don’t Waste My Time’”.
Guests on this track include Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman and ‘60’s soul guitar god’ Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s/The Blues Brothers). Cropper adds his distinctive guitar to the track creating a slice of Motown via Woking, Record Collector commenting, “Steve Cropper’s guitar brings an element of urbane cool to the slick jazzy strut of ‘Don’t Waste My Time’”. Also joining Bruce on this single and throughout the album are Big Country’s Mark Brzezicki and Bruce’s song writing partner, ‘From The Jam’ frontman Russell Hastings.
The album boasts a very special guest on three songs in Paul Weller, who had Bruce as a guest on his 2010 album ‘Wake Up the Nation’ and at a show at the Royal Albert Hall in the same year. Commenting on working again with Paul Weller and having Steve Cropper guesting Bruce said: “It was such a pleasure to work and hang out with Paul again. What an honour to have both Paul and Steve play on the album, I’m at my best when I am part of a band. That’s why making ‘Back In The Room’ has been such a blast.”
Bruce performed some of his new tracks during the set of his very successful ‘From The Jam’ Tour which is still ongoing with extensive dates in the UK. Performing all across Britain including a sold out show at KOKO the new music got a great response from fans. "I still get a buzz from performing live” said Bruce.
Bruce released his album ‘Back In The Room’, via the fan funding site PledgeMusic in October 2012. The classic The Jam sound is alive and well on the album but there is more to Bruce’s solo work. Ranging from a rock ‘n’ roll beat to a surprising folk sound with a pinch of 60’s psychedelia, the soulful jazz at the heart of ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ adds to the mix in the delightfully varied album.
‘From The Jam’ is touring throughout the UK this year:
13/04/13 Warrington Parr Hall
14/04/13 Leeds City Varieties The Acoustic Set
18/04/13 Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale. The Acoustic Set
19/04/13 The Factory, Porth
20/04/13 Bedford Corn Exchange
21/04/13 Isle of Arts Festival Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
25/04/13 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University,Ceredigion.
26/04/13 Robin 2 Bilston, Near Wolverhampton
27/04/13 The Phoenix Theatre, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth. Northumberland.
28/04/13 The Great British Alternative Festival Minehead along with The Blockheads, The Fall, Boomtown Rats, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Selector, Neville Staples, The Members, The Lurkers, Toyah and many more
02/05/13 The Queens Hall, Nuneaton
03/05/13 Manchester Academy
04/05/13 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
05/05/13 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
11/05/13 The Village, Dublin with special guest Simon Townsend