The Crocketts were a rock group originating at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1995/6. They recorded two full length albums for V2 Records - We May Be Skinny And Wirey (1998) and The Great Brain Robbery (2000). The group disbanded in 2002 with Davey Macmanus and Owen Hopkin going on to form The Crimea.
The Crocketts played early gigs in the Bay Hotel, The Glengower and Rummers Wine Bar in Aberystwyth. During 1996, as an unsigned band, they toured briefly as well and performed at the ‘In the City Live’ festival in Dublin and supported Shane MacGowan at the London Astoria in November 1996.
A number of early line-up changes lead to the band becoming the four piece which would go on to sign to Blue Dog Records, a subsidiary of the Richard Branson-funded V2 Records in 1997. The line-up consisted of:
The Crocketts released two albums on Blue Dog/V2, We May be Skinny and Wirey (1998) and The Great Brain Robbery (2000). The band were dropped by V2 and then broke up as they began collating songs for an unreleased third album. Davey Macmanus, Dan Harris and Owen Hopkin went on to form the current UK rock band The Crimea, although Harris left shortly after the band's inception.