Steve Brookes, an original member of The Jam, was joined by long time friend Paul Weller at a special charity event in Woking. Brookes played some never before heard early recordings and the two played four songs together live!
A surprise appearance of Woking’s very own Modfather at a Steve Brookes charity gig had fans roaring with absolute glee.
Brookes, former guitarist with The Jam, kept the audience enthralled during his Woking Hospice gig on Saturday at the HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, performing songs intertwined with his memories of the formation of the legendary band.
Scribblings of songs written in lined exercise books were projected onto a screen on stage, along with rarely seen photos of The Jam and even their first business card.
Fans listened to old recordings of Weller singing hits including Elvis Presley’s Blue Suede Shoes and Neil Sedaka’s Oh! Carol.
Whispered rumours among the seated audience confirmed Weller was in the house and the fans went wild when he walked out from behind display boards by the stage.