Wakefield One welcomes The Cribs

​Date: 09/02/2017

Ref: PR8478

An exhibition showcasing the rise to fame of successful Wakefield rock band, The Cribs, is opening on Wednesday 15 February. 

At Wakefield One, the atrium cases will be displaying some of the band's instruments and other items that chart the history of the popular band.

The displays will be unveiled at a public launch event on Tuesday 14 February, at 6pm, where The Cribs drummer, Ross Jarman, will be at Wakefield One to officially open the new exhibition. 

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "As a music fan, I am delighted to welcome this new exhibition to Wakefield One.

"The Cribs have never lost touch with their Wakefield roots and this exhibition is celebrating the huge success that the local band has achieved. I'm sure the display will attract Cribs fans from across the country."

At the end of the display, the band is donating some of the objects to a permanent collection at Wakefield Museum, including a mustang guitar, white bass and drum sticks.

Create Café will also be displaying The Cribs work by graphic designer, Nick Scott. The display will include various artwork and album covers from The Cribs legacy.

The Cribs have electrified the British music scene since 2002. They have produced six albums and played countless gigs, festivals and concerts around the world. The Cribs are the Jarman brothers; twins Ryan on guitar and Gary on bass and younger brother Ross on drums.

The band has collaborated with major names in the world of rock. Records have been produced by Edwyn Collins, Bernard Butler and legendary guitarist Johnny Marr joined the band for four years.

In 2012, The Cribs were honoured with the Spirit of Independence award at the Q Awards and the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the NME Awards.

The display will run from 15 February until July 2017.

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