JAM-packed...that's the best way to describe a new exhibition that will highlight the success of one of the UK’s top bands.

The Jam - Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler - have given the exhibition their blessing - and Merseyside fans will be delighted to know it is coming to Liverpool, opening this Friday.

It will be more than a nostalgia trip for the band’s fans with a whole history of the Jam's remarkable success from 1977 to 2007 chronicled throughout.

It is a new and interactive display which first gained critical success at London’s Somerset House and is dedicated to the band’s manager Paul’s father John Weller.

I saw the Jam at Eric’s during the punk period. And later in my role as a music correspondent I met up with them when they had their number one spot with the single Start!

I have interviewed all three members of the group who originated from Woking when they recorded their album Sound Affects at London’s Townhouse Studios.

Not only did they give up their time to chat openly but they took me to the local pub for a pint or two.

All three were passionate about their loyal fans.

Called the “The Jam - About the Young Idea “ it is an exciting interactive exhibition which runs from July 1 to September 25.

All three individual members are delighted that it is coming to Merseyside.

Founder member, guitarist, vocalist and major song writer Paul Weller says: “Liverpool was, and still is, always a such a brilliant city for us to play in and it’s great that the Jam exhibition is moving there.

“I’m hoping everyone enjoys looking back over the good ‘ole days.”

Bass player Bruce Foxton who now now goes on tour with his own band “From the Jam” added: “Liverpool’s a fantastic city for the Jam.

“We enjoyed being in town, now enjoy the exhibition.”

And drummer Rick Buckley added: “It is fantastic news to hear that The Jam exhibition is being held in Liverpool.

"We played some of our most enjoyable shows here from Eric’s to the Liverpool Empire. Some great memories of great audiences.”

The Jam - About the Young Idea.

Cunard Building, The Strand, Liverpool.

Open daily 10pm to 6pm.

Tickets prices are: peak £9.50 or off-peak £5.

For a sneak preview go to www.nicetimeinc.com