Crisis @ Circolo Svolta

Photos courtesy of Rose Noir Photography 

Crisis formed in 1977 with the lineup of Phrazer (vocals), Lester Jones (lead guitar), Douglas Pearce (guitar), Tony Wakeford (bass) and Insect Robin the Cleaner (drums).

Their debut single, “No Town Hall“, was released in 1978 on Action Group RecordsAfter performing their last show, supporting Magazine and Bauhaus in their hometown of Guildford in Surrey on 10 May 1980, the band broke up. A recording of the final show was released in 2008 as the Ends! CD.

Now in 2017, forty years on, after breaking up in 1980, Crisis have reformed and are touring around Europe with a lean but incredibly powerful new line up, including founding member Tony Wakeford, ATV’s Clive Giblin and lead vocalist Lloyd James.

Although there have been different opinions about the choice of the venue for the Milan show, I personally found it perfectly matching the spirit and the punk background of the event.

The concert took place at Circolo La Svolta (Rozzano, Milan), an underground alternative/punk club where a good bunch of crested heads and band fans were just waiting for the gig to start to begin one hour of non-stop singing, moshing and jumping around. Their austere and quiet presence on stage during the opening of the show quickly turned into an incredible energy bomb, bringing one hour of an incredibly powerful old-school punk sound with the charismatic presence of Lloyd James singing and keeping the crowd over excited from the very first tune till the end of the show.

Milan has been the second date of the Italian tour organised and managed by My Decay crew. After the Milan show, the band is due back to the UK to perform more shows there followed by a few dates in Germany, already confirmed for spring 2018.

Crisis current line-up is: Tony Wakeford Bass, Vocals / Igor Olejar Drums, Vocals / Clive Giblin Guitar, Vocals / Lloyd James Vocals.

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