The band 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.
Biggest UK Headline Tour to date!
TIME FOR A CHANGE TOUR 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
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.
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.