The saying 'can't see the wood for the trees' could easily be applied to Manchester's music scene... So many bands, so much attitude, so much history. Keen to stand apart from their contemporaries, The Jade Assembly are in this for the long haul and for the right reasons, nothing is fabricated or posed, their attitude comes from an inescapable force of conviction in their music.
From the passion of Watson and Danny's rhythm section, to the raw power of Smed's guitar work, each Jade Assembly tune has a clear sense of purpose, nothing is contrived. Central to their main point of difference is John Foster (Foz), a true northern poet and songwriter that places honesty above favour, a frontman who possesses an imposing sense of belief, not devoid of arrogance - but full of commitment.
As John puts it "Every word counts. Some people can't see the wood for the trees, but if you don't see The Jade Assembly - you're missing the best bit of the forest..."
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Saturday 2nd May - Macron Stadium, Bolton
Sunday 3rd May - Blind Tiger, Bolton (single release party - One Last Time)
Saturday 9th May - Midland, Rochdale (Acoustic)
Saturday 16th May - Sound Control, Manchester with Danny Mahon & Friends
Friday 22nd May - Maida Vale, Sheffield
23rd/24th May - Liverpool Sound City (not yet announced)*
Saturday 20th June - Cadence Festival, Tyldesley
Saturday 1st August - Kendal Calling
Saturday 29th August - Red Lion four lane ends, Bolton (Acoustic)
18th/19th/20th September - Ramsbottom Festival (not yet announced)*
Friday 16th October - Kings Arms, Ashton