The Cribs @ O2 Academy, Leeds

The CribsLeeds Academy, Dec 2013

After a very hectic year, photographing The Cribs at Leeds Academy seemed like a great way to sign off for 2013. I was down to shoot the first of two “Cribsmas” gigs - my 53rd of the year - where Wakey’s finest were due to play a selection of “Old Skool” tracks.

I’d shot these guys twice this year already, with contrasting results. At their headline set at Y Not? they were barely visible, whereas their set at Bingley Music Live was during daylight hours, and I ended up on stage. I was fully expect this gig to be more like the former.

As it happened, it turned out to be a mixture of both. Songs one and three were bathed in red and blue light (as expected), but the second song was lit relatively well, with some nice yellow key lights breaking things up a bit. Safe to say, bar daylight, it was the best lighting I’d seen at a Cribs gig.

That’s me done for this year :)