THE JADE ASSEMBLY was formed in Bolton and consists of John Foster on vocals and guitar, Gareth Smedley on guitar, Danny Hayes on bass, and Andy Watson on drums. They describe themselves as indie rock. They have self-released two singles so far and played gigs to growing audiences in Bolton and beyond. Their reputation and standing has grown through word of mouth and social media.
Think of the soundscapes and tunes of Elbow and Doves with the swagger of the Stone Roses and Oasis and you’ve almost described the sound of The Jade Assembly.
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TIME FOR A CHANGE TOUR 2020 – Released Friday 7th February 2020
Sat 8th Feb – Muthers / Birmingham
Sat 15th Feb – Gorilla / Manchester
Sat 22nd Feb – Royal Park Cellars / Leeds
Sat 29th Feb – Camden Assembly / London
Sat 7th March – Jimmy’s / Liverpool
The Jade Assembly || The Story so far….
Whilst Manchester is brimming with indie-rock bands, The Jade Assembly’s colossal rock and roll stands out from the crowd with raw charisma and determination. With energetic rock to lift your feet off the floor, the Bolton hailing group perform with fearsome energy and zealous honesty. Lead singer John (Foz) Foster passionately performs with enough charisma to give former rock-gods from the Gallagher’s to Dave Grohl a run for their money. His honest lyrics bare a strengthening and poetic truth with the magnetic flare of an assured front man. Andy Watson and Danny Hayes keep a formidable rhythm section whilst Gareth (Smed) Smedley strikes raw vigour on lead guitar. Due to their compelling commitment, The Jade Assembly formulate a magnetic sense of purpose.
Acclaimed by former Inspiral Carpet’s member and Radio X DJ Clint Boon as “the best guitar band since Kasabian”, The Jade Assembly foster ample verve with forceful conviction.
With their latest singles the colossal ‘Got My Star’ and romantic yet enflaming ‘Nothing Changes’ receiving radio play on BBC Introducing, Radio X and XS Manchester, The Jade Assembly are set to cause a stir at another round of UK festivals this season. Having already demonstrated a commotion at Kendal Calling to Isle of Wight festival in the past, The Jade Assembly are the perfect vivacious soundtrack to summer antics, warm festival beers and sunshine.
With an infamous loyal following dubbed ‘The Jade Army’ the group gather ‘the best fans in the world’ for their hedonistic live shows. And there’s always amiable room for more fans to join the uplifting raucous.
Taking influence from the legendary classics The Stones and The Who to Oasis, The Jade Assembly are the spawn of Britpop. Flying flags and empowering crowds The Jade Assembly’s stadium worthy sets are not to be missed.
“If glasses aren’t raised in a toast to their sound, then fists are.” – Louder Than War
“Anthemic live sets, combining the melody of Elbow and Doves with the swagger of Britpop.” – Hooting & Howling
“Brilliant guitar riffs and a pounding sound that you can’t help but nod your head and jump around to.” – Shout It Loud
“Emotional powerpop that borrows from 90s alternative rock.” – Indie Is Not A Genre
“The four of them are an army.” – Fit 4 Talent
“Doves-Esque Anthemia.” – Gig Slut