From The Jam features Bruce Foxton from the original Jam line up. He also spent 15 years playing bass with Stiff Little Fingers. Bruce is joined by Russell Hastings, lead vocal and guitar, and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) on drums.
The Undertones are a punk rock/New Wave band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975.
From 1975 to 1983, The Undertones consisted of Feargal Sharkey (vocals), John O'Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals), Damian O'Neill (lead guitar, vocals), Michael Bradley (bass, vocals) and Billy Doherty (drums). Although much of the earlier Undertones material drew influence from punk rock and new wave, The Undertones also incorporated elements of rock, glam rock and post-punk into material released after 1979, before citing soul and Motown as the influence for the material released upon their final album.
The Undertones released thirteen singles and four studio albums between 1978 and 1983 and in 1999, The Undertones reformed, replacing lead singer Feargal Sharkey with Paul McLoone.
The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat and in Australia as The British Beat) are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978, now reformed and performing new compositions.
Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock, and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.
Louise Distras. Bold, brainy and ballsy, Louise Distras represents nothing less than the rebirth of British punk; reinvented for a new generation. She's taking the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan - and soon the USA - by storm.
For a world grown exhausted of Simon Cowell’s X Factor synth-pop, there’s a raw emotional honesty to Brit punk sensation Louise Distras that might be too incandescent, all too real. Trumpeted as the natural successor to Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, "the UKs answer to Joan Jett" is "putting punk and protest back into the mainstream!" says The Guardian.