UK: Kia helps spread some of 'The Jam'
Kia UK has announced that it is giving rock group 'From The Jam' a Sedona MPV for their UK tour.
As the press release points out, the 'reunion' tour involves two-thirds of the original line-up and coincides with the three-piece band's 30th anniversary of when they signed to Polydor records and released their debut album 'In The City' in 1977.
Bruce Foxton on bass and vocals and Rick Buckler on drums will tour the UK under the moniker of 'From The Jam'.
Original members Bruce and Rick will be joined by Russell Hastings on vocals and guitar and Dave Moore on guitar and keyboards. The keys to the Sedona were presented to them during a rehearsal in Woking, Surrey, where the Jam originally formed in 1975.
But missing from the 'reunion' tour is lead singer and major creative force behind the Jam, Paul Weller. Weller's omission also explains the name, 'From The Jam' as he has refused to allow the two remaining origmembers to use the original name.
Weller went on to build a highly successful solo career after the Jam's break-up in the early 1980s.