A venue synonymous with Birmingham’s music scene – which has hosted the likes of Westlife, Snow Patrol, and Robert Plant – is celebrating 15 years of hitting the right notes.

More than a million people have passed through The Jam House, in St Paul’s Square, since Jools Holland tinkled the ivories on its opening night in 1999.

The Georgian venue has seen more than 2,000 acts perform, including the likes of Hot Chocolate and soul singer Beverley Knight over that time.

 

John Bunce, general manager at The Jam House, said: “When I arrived in Birmingham there were a handful of venues where you could hear live music in an intimate setting. Getting up close to those headline acts is, obviously, a big attraction for fans, which is why I think we became so popular.

“Our offering appeals to both professionals enjoying a post-work drink and to the likes of an 80-year-old lady who recently celebrated her birthday by dancing until midnight.

“That is what all of our customers have in common – their love of good music and the knowledge that they can relax and have a good time with us.”