The Vapors

Date:Fri 25 Feb 2022
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1 (standing show)
Price:£22.50 adv.

The Vapors are a New Wave band formed in 1979 in Guildford, Surrey.

The band were co-managed by Paul Weller's father John and The Jam bass player Bruce Foxton. They were discovered by Foxton whilst playing in a pub in Guildford and invited to tour with Paul Weller and The Jam on the Setting Sons tour.

The band hit the big time in 1980 when 'Turning Japanese' reached number 3 in the UK charts and also hit N umber 1 in Australia, Canada and Billboard Top 40 in the USA.The song was used in hit films such as ‘16 Candles’ and ‘Charlies Angels’ and regularly features on Punk and New Wave compilation albums.

After a number of other single releases including 'News at Ten and Jimmie Jones' and  2 critically acclaimed albums 'New Clear Days' and 'Magnets' the band parted company. Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to become a successful BBC TV director with recent credits including ‘Poldark’ and ‘Dr Who’ whilst lead singer Dave Fenton became a Music Lawyer.

The band reformed in 2016 and since then have played over 100 gigs including a 3 nigh residency at the Mercury Lounge in NYC and a 22 date run across the USA on the Lost 80 Live tour playing at such prestigious venues as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. In May 2020 the band released their 3rd studio album entitled 'Together' engineered by legendary Producer Steve Levine. In 2021 Cherry Red Records released a 4 cd Box set featuring New Clear days and Magnets, a disc of demos and unreleased material and a live gig recorded at The Rainbow whilst supporting The Jam. In October 2021 both New Clear Days and Magnets are set for release on coloured vinyl.


With support from:

Mad Mods & Englishmen  - Anyone that has seen the 'Mad Mods' live will tell you that they are no traditional covers band. Their energetic performances have built them a massive following and they have a reputation of packing every venue they play at, and then bringing the house down!
Their repertoire includes hits from The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks, Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis, Yardbirds, The Jam and many more, and yes, they've even been known to smash the odd guitar up on stage!

The Numbers are a band from Ely, Cambridgeshire. They play a mixture of Mod, 60's and Britpop, with some New Wave slung in for good luck.

DJ Jacqui Carroll (Ireland). Jacqui has toured extensively with The Vapors as their 'resident' DJ and  plays a wide range of Mod and New Wave sounds. Indeed she DJ'ed for the band when they were last at Cambridge Junction a few years ago.

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE 

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For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE 

Doors price: t.b.c

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Generally for J1 music events the timings are: doors and box office 7pm, support 8pm, main band 9pm, curfew 11pm. Stage times are normally confirmed after soundchecks have taken place. Once confirmed Cambridge Junction will update the web listings and social media channels.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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