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.
Ryan Jarman throws classic rock star shapes at Wakefield’s Theatre Royal.
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’.
In a break from the sweaty, heaving norm, The Cribs delivered a set of favourites to a – initially at least – seated crowd.
Ross Jarman masters levitation at The Cribs’ first Wakefield show in more than five years.
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’.
Gary Jarman takes to the mic during the Wakefield show that also marked The Cribs’ official 10th anniversary.
The Cribs closed the J.D. Roots hometown gig with – appropriately enough – ‘Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast’.