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The Cribs return to their roots in Wakefield

  • The Cribs returned to their hometown of Wakefield last Wednesday (16 May) to play the Theatre Royal as part of NME's Britain's Best Small Venue campaign in association with J.D. Roots.

    Photo: Richard Gilligan

    Added: 18 May 2012

  • Ryan Jarman throws classic rock star shapes at Wakefield's Theatre Royal.

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    Added: 18 May 2012

  • The band played to 500 J.D. Roots competition winners, taking to the stage to the strains of Kiss's gonzo rock anthem 'God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You'.

    Photo: Richard Gilligan

    Added: 18 May 2012

  • In a break from the sweaty, heaving norm, The Cribs delivered a set of favourites to a - initially at least - seated crowd.

    Photo: Richard Gilligan

    Added: 18 May 2012

  • Ross Jarman masters levitation at The Cribs' first Wakefield show in more than five years.

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    Added: 18 May 2012

  • In a 90-minute set, the crowd managed to get to their feet for Cribs classics including 'Men's Needs' and 'Hey Scenesters!', and 'Anna' and 'Chi-Town' from new album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull'.

    Photo: Richard Gilligan

    Added: 18 May 2012

  • Gary Jarman takes to the mic during the Wakefield show that also marked The Cribs' official 10th anniversary.

    Photo: Richard Gilligan

    Added: 18 May 2012