Huge amount of kit stolen from Noah and the Whale after Manchester gig

Noah and the Whale have said they are ‘devastated’ after losing thousands of pounds worth of kit to thieves this week.

The band reported on their Myspace blog yesterday, that a trailer full of equipment had been stolen from the NCP car park in Trinity Way Manchester.

The stolen items include Charlie Fink’s prize white 1963 Fender Jaguar. He told the Guardian: “I used that guitar to record the album. I feel like a part of my personality has been removed. It defines so much about the stuff we do, the way that stuff sounds. I’ve been using that Jag in every show, every song for years.”

The van was left in the car park while the band members slept in the nearby Park Inn hotel after their Manchester show. 

Despite the sad loss, NATW are struggling on manfully with their show in Oxford tonight. Charlie said yesterday: “This morning we were like ‘What do we do now? But we’re not gonna stop the tour. We’re just working out a way to do it in terms of instruments. Just because some guys have been complete arseholes doesn’t mean we should stop the shows.”

The band request that anyone with any information on the stolen kit call the police or contact their management company Coalition on 020 8743 1000 or [email protected]

Full list of stolen equipment:

Gibson 1976 Les Paul Gold Top Deluxe Guitar (left-handed)

Fender Telecaster Guitar (left-handed, sunburst with black scratch plate)

Fender 1966 P-Bass

Vox F-Hole 1960s Bass (sunburst)

Fender 1963 Telecaster

Fender 1963 Jaguar (white)

Roland 88 Note Stage Piano and x-frame stand

Voodoo Labs Power Supply x3

Ernie Ball Volume Pedal x 2

Boss TU2 Tuner x 7

Boss EQ Pedal

Homebrew Electronics Powerscreamer

Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer

Line6 Delay

Ebow x 2

Electro Harmonix Holy Grail

Marshall Compressor Pedal

Behringer Acoustic DI Box

Ampeg B-15

Ashdown 2×10 Cab

Z Vex Wooly Mammoth Pedal

Little Big Muff

Mesa Boogie DC3 Amp

Marshall 1×12 Guitar Cab

Fender 1965 Deluxe Reverb

Line6 Digital Delay Pedal

MXR Boost

Ibanez Tube Screamer

Ibanez AD9 Analogue Delay

Keeley Compressor Pedal

Electro Harmonix POG

Electro Harmonix Holy Grail

ZVEX Distortron

Digitech Loop Pedal

Ludwig silver/white oyster finish drumkit consisting of:

22″ Kick Drum (1966)

Rack Tom 13″(1966)

Floor Tom 16″ (1970)

Zildjian 21″ Ride

14″ Hi-hats

13″ Hi-hats

16″ Crash

17″ Crash

Ludwig Black Beauty Snare 14×5

Brady Snare 14×6

Ludwig Snare 14×5

2 Snare Stands

3 DW Kick Pedals, one with tambourine attachment

2 Tambourines, Cowbell

2 Crash Stands

1 Ride Stand

10 Pairs Wooden 5a Sticks

1 Pair Brushes

2 Pairs Hot Rod Brushes

2 Pairs Felt Beaters

Peli-Case Toolbox


Peterson Strobo-Flip

Boss Tu2 Tuner


Gas Soldering Kit

Various Pliers/Cutters

Nut-Files/Various Files

Music-Stand Lamp

Guitar Polish/Cleaners/Switch Cleaners

Electric Toothbrush


These are all marked “NOAH” in six-inch high stencil lettering. Some also have gold marker pen lettering saying “NOAH AND THE WHALE” or “NATW”.

Fender Jag Case

Fender Tele Case x 2

Gibson Gold Top L/H Case

Fender Precision Bass Case

Vox F-Hole Bass Case

Ampeg B-15 Bass Cab Case

Ashdown 4×10 Bass Cab Case

Fender Twin Amp Case

Fender Deluxe Amp Case

Gibson Goldtone GA30 Amp Case

4 x Pedal Board Cases

Large Drum Traps Hardcase

Small Tom Case

Floor Tom Case

Snare Case x 3

Kick Drum Case

Small Traps Case x 2

Kick Pedal Case

Guitar Rack Case x 2