Bruce Foxton is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment. A musician who is most commonly recognised as the bass player in legendary The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers.
In The Jam, he and drummer Rick Buckler were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller. Bruce’s versatility is evident, taking lead vocals on David Watts (The Kinks) and News Of The World, which was one from his own catalogue of compositions. Foxton’s most notable work being Smithers-Jones, featuring bass/guitar/drums for the B-side of When You're Young and later reworked with strings for the Setting Sons LP. After The Jam split in '82, Foxton pursued a solo career. He had a hit with the single Freak and collaborated with other musicians, until he got the call from Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns, staying with SLF for fifteen years, recording four albums, namely, Flags and Emblems, Get a Life, Tinderbox and Guitar and Drum. In 1994, Rick Buckler and Bruce collaborated on Our Story, a biography of their eventful and cherished years in The Jam. Bruce toured with Bruce Watson, Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and Simon Townshend (The Who) in 2006 as The Casbah Club supporting The Who in the UK and Europe promoting their new album Venustraphobia.
From The Jam's current lineup features:
Bruce Foxton (vocals / bass)
Mark Brzezicki (drums)
Russell Hastings (vocals / guitar)