The Jam were one of the most successful bands in the UK with album sales of over 11 million units. The music of The Jam has influenced a whole generation of kids it formed a soundtrack of their lives. Thick as Thieves explores just how influential The Jam were through interviews with the band, journalists, creatives, unusual celebrities and most importantly, the fans. The book reflects the aspirations and celebrations of growing up in the 1970's and includes rare photographs and sharp insights on The Jam. It is perfect reading for the many thousands of fans still hungry for more.
Writing was something that came later on in life thanks to the internet forums on the music and football club I love, more than any sort of epiphany to become a published author.
I also found writing a blog (Away From The Numbers) helped hone and sharpen the enthusiasm,passion and technique.
Then in 2011 I was approached by Ian Snowball to co - write a book about London's iconic nightlife called From Ronnie's To Ravers - Personal Situations In London Clubland which finally saw the light of day in September 2013.
In 2012 Marshall Cavendish released Thick As Thieves - Personal Situations With The Jam which has become a best seller and also a book that Paul Weller described as 'The best book on The Jam and it's fans he's ever seen'
We took this idea into doing a similar book about the early days of Oasis which was released in October 2013 also on Marshall Cavendish.
Noel and Liam's thoughts remain unfounded.