About Total Jam
Tribute to The Jam
Total Jam were formed in 2010 by Chris Barwell and Pete Humphrey. Both being massive fans of The Jam and their music, they searched for a bass player with the same influence. Sean Hardy from the band Springtide Cavalry and Autumn Few joined and the hard work begun. After a few months the band began booking gigs just on the local music scene in and around Kent. The first gig was booked at The Clarence in Hastings. The band performed to a great crowd and were left overwhelmed at the response. Shortly afterwards, Sean announced that he could no longer commit to the band due to a change in personal circumstances so the band drafted in Martin Wisbey to help fulfil up and coming gigs. Chris had known Martin for a long time after playing together in local band Mental Floss. Martin was, and still is, one of the finest bass players/Guitarists on the local scene and we were pleased to have him in. The guys played a few more gigs as that line up but because of Martins other commitments a full time bass player was needed. Chris then advertised on musicians sites and after a few auditions, bought in their new man - Darren Hall. Darren, a fantastic and experienced bass player, had been performing in and around Essex with former bands Angelfire and then Mirror Image, now decided to have a change and take up the role of Bruce. With gigs coming in thick and fast the band got underway to rehearse as the new and settled line up. The guys returned to The Clarence to perform - again to a great crowd. Into 2011 and the band had become very busy and popular playing up and down the UK and playing to some great crowds in Portsmouth, Gosport, Bournemouth, Oxford, Stoke, Chester and Chichester to name but a few. The band now continue into 2012 and look to moving forward and performing in other venues up and down the country.