Last look: 37 photos inside an empty Fibbers now the last band has left

Rockin’ no more: Fibbers on Toft Green is closed. Photographs: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography

This isn’t the end for Fibbers – but it’s certainly the end of a very noisy chapter.

As we reported earlier this month, the music venue has closed.

And although it has to move out of the Toft Green building – which is to be demolished to make way for an office development – Fibbers still hopes to rock on at a new venue.

The Fibbers team: Aaron Mellor and Tim Hornsby. Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Music fan and York photographer Marc McGarraghy of Yellow Mustang Photography took a last tour of the empty venue and took these evocative shots.

On his tour he was accompanied by the founder of Fibbers Tim Hornsby, and Aaron Mellor of Tokyo Industries, which now owns the brand.

Marc said:

  • As the Toft Green era came to end for Fibbers Live Music Venue I took a walk around it with the man who brought so many fantastic musicians to its stage and created so many memorable nights, here and indeed in its previous homes and incarnations on Stonebow.

    The deconstruction had begun, the famous neon logo had already been dimmed and disappeared, the wreckage of its final party was still strewn amongst seat parts and panels.

    But the last chords and raucous encores of this piece of Fibbers’ history still echoed, at least in my head.

If you know of a potential new home for Fibbers in York, please contact Aaron on info@tokyoindustries.com.

Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography


Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography

Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
Photograph: Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography