The Crescent (band)

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The Crescent
Origin Huyton, Merseyside, England
Years active 2000-2003
Associated acts
Past members Wayne Whitfield
Karl Rowlands
Sean Longsworth
Joey Harrison

The Crescent were an English indie rock band, formed in 2000 in Huyton, Merseyside. The band comprised frontman Wayne Whitfield, guitarist Karl Rowlands, bassist Sean Longsworth and drummer Joey Harrison.

The band were noted as being "most famous for being protegees of lost La Lee Mavers".[1]


Sean Longsworth and Joey Harrison Harrison were still in their teens when they formed The Crescent. They were soon joined by guitarist Karl Rowlands. The band rehearsed with fellow Huytonian Lee Mavers, formerly of The La's, but the collaborated stalled before gigging due to Mavers' erratic personality.[2]

After singer-songwriter Wayne Whitfield joined the band, the band signed to Virgin Records sublabel Hut Records. Their debut single, "On The Run" made the Top 50 in the UK Singles Chart in May 2002.[3] Two further singles followed, each reaching the UK chart,[3] before a self-titled album was released in September 2002.

Despite working on material for a second album, the band were dropped by Hut and split up in 2003. Whitfield now lives in Norway, and Karl Rowlands fronts Liverpool band In By Ones.



Year Information UK Album Chart
2002 The Crescent
  • Debut studio album
  • Released: 30 September 2002
  • Formats: CD, LP
  • Track listing:
  1. On the Run
  2. Streets of Tide
  3. Parallel
  4. Wake Up
  5. Test of Time
  6. Another Day
  7. Spinnin' Wheels
  8. Not Good Enough
  9. Told U So
  10. Stay On


Year Information UK Singles Chart Album
2002 "On the Run"
  • Debut single
  • Released: 6 May 2002
  • Formats: CD, 7"
  • Track listing:
  1. On the Run
  2. Mayday
  3. One Way Ticket
The Crescent
"Test of Time"
  • Second single
  • Released: 15 July 2002
  • Formats: CD, 7"
  • Track listing:
  1. Test of Time
  2. Open Question
  3. One to Another
"Spinnin' Wheels"
  • Third single
  • Released: 16 September 2002
  • Formats: 2 x CD, 7"
  • Track listing:
  • CD1
  1. Spinnin' Wheels
  2. Freedom, Peace and Liberty
  3. High Tide
  • CD2
  1. Spinnin' Wheels (BBC Evening Session)
  2. Highly Unlikely
  3. One to Another


  1. ^ NME Live Reviews - Crescent : Liverpool University. Nme.Com (2002-07-09). Retrieved on 2013-02-11.
  2. ^ "Biography by MacKenzie Wilson". Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 127. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.