Bolton based The Jade Assembly are to play a two-night farewell at The Ramp in Horwich before they part ways to move on to new projects.

The band burst on to the music scene in 2008 with John Foster and Andy Watson as founding members, both from Bolton. Gareth Smedley and Danny Heyes, also from Bolton, would join later in 2013.

After 15 years of highs and lows, the band said that they feel deflated by today’s younger music industry. The lads spoke openly about their decision to part ways, stating that one reason is to work on new projects.

They said: “There’s only so much time and energy we can all give. The money isn’t there now from labels to support original music.

“The market is really young and we’re like twice the age of artists who are getting signed.”

The Jade Assembly came to prominence in Bolton by showing their support and dedication to Bolton Wanderers Football Club. With catchy songs about Bolton such as Our Town and the Burnden Aces an allegiance of fans was born, becoming known as the ever loyal Jade Army.

“Our music still gets played at half time at the Bolton Wanderers matches,” said the band. “We signed our first record deal on the pitch at half time when they were in the Premier League. They’re our team.”

Two members of the band John Foster, Andy Watson, made it clear how much they will miss being part of a band and keen to show that the split is of no hard feelings.

“We’re brothers. We will always be friends. I’ve had the time of my life being in the Jade Assembly.

“We’ve been doing this a long time and we’ve achieved a lot. We’ve played some high-profile festivals such as Isle of Wight Festival and supported big bands like the Libertines on the line up at Bingley fest. It’s been amazing.”

The band are releasing their debut album One Last Time today. The intention is to coincide with the spilt as a “goodbye gift” to the fans.

“This is the only album we’ve ever done and we’re chucking the towel in at the same time. We always like to do things differently.”

The Jade Assembly have sold out two nights at a new venue in Horwich, The Ramp tonight and tomorrow which will feature support from various original acts from the area.

“There’s an amazing band Clouds and Errors from Bolton who will be supporting at our gigs. Bands like them are the future of Bolton music,” said the band.

Their debut album One Last Time can be downloaded via all major music platform.