Bolton band  Jade Assembly release their debut album today as a huge thank you to their fans as they as their bid farewell.

'One Last Time' has been released as the band stage their farewell concerts this weekend.

The album showcases fan favourites and a few new songs.

The Jade Assembly is made up of John Foster, 41, lead singer, Andrew Watson, 38, drummer, Danny Hayes, 39, bass player and Gareth Smedley, 42, lead guitarist are all saying a big thank you and goodbye to their fans across Bolton.

The indie-rock band will be taking to the stage for a final two times today, Friday November 3 and Saturday November 4.

John said: “We have been together for 15 years and we have finally just got our album together and now just feels like the right time to say goodbye.

“I know it seems like a strange thing to do to release your debut album and then say goodbye, but it just felt like the right thing for us.

“We have done a lot of great things and we have played some great festivals and played some great music, and we are all just at a point in our lives now where we are thinking it is time to close the book on The Jade Assembly really.

“So, before we ended, we wanted to do two hometown shows to close it off, we had one originally planned but that sold out quickly, so we put on the second date.

“We planned to stop the band for the last twelve months really, maybe about two years since Covid really but we had the album pretty much ready and it is very emotional.

" We have been doing this for pretty much half of our lives, more than half of our adult lives so it is really emotional and all the support we have had from people across Bolton has meant so much to us.

The Bolton News: The Jade AssemblyThe Jade Assembly (Image: Gaz Heywood)“I can’t thank the public enough in Bolton because they have made us what we are and that is why we wanted to do the last two shows in Bolton and really say thank you to all of our fans.

“I would also like to thank Bolton Wanderers for all their support over the years as well.

“I think we will all be doing something in music in the future, we are all brothers and there hasn’t been a massive fall out or anything, I think everyone thinks we have fallen out, but we haven’t, we are all brothers, and we will all just do our own things.

“Music is definitely in my blood, and I think it is with the lads.

“We will just be enjoying life and I’m sure there will be music coming out from each one of us I would imagine at some point.”

When asked what he would like to say to the fans of the band, John said: “I would just like to say thank you so much for the support over the last 15 years because without that we couldn’t have done any of things that we have done, and I will be forever grateful for that.”

Throughout their musical careers, the band has played at the Isle of Wight Festival, Right to Roam Festival, Kendal Calling and they signed their official record deal on the pitch of Bolton Wanderers.

And as a thank you and goodbye, The Jade Assembly will be performing one last time at a new Horwich venue, The Ramp, which is owned by Bolton Gin Company owner Paul Welch.

There are limited tickets left for Friday, November 3, but their Saturday show is a sell-out.

Not only will they be performing but Bolton Gin Company has made them a special limited-edition blue raspberry gin, ‘One Last Time’, which will be on sale both nights priced at £24.99.

John said: “Paul messaged and said why don’t we do a gin to commemorate the night and I said that sounds brilliant.

“The gin looks really good, and Paul has been so helpful getting the venues ready, it’s been really cool.”

Paul  said: “We love The Jade Assembly and wanted to give them a massive send of as a thanks for all the years of incredible music. What better way than a signature bottle for all the fans to enjoy. Jade Army."

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