Rich Webb Band
- European dates booking now
- New album out mid-year recorded by David Odlum and mixed and produced by Howard Bargroff + limited edition vinyl
- Seven tours of Germany/Switzerland/Netherlands including Melkweg, Popkomm Berlin and Musikmesse
- Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, Cambodia
- Video for Stray Horse Canyon at over 60,000 views
- The Girl who Laughed Too Much – 4* Rolling Stone
Rich Webb Band will be bringing its electric blend of Americana, garage rock and straight-out ship shanty goodness back to Europe in the second half of 2018 – and they’ll be packing a new album and a barrel full of vim.
“A steamship trip on the Mississippi, at times a road movie, at times an ode to love, and at times no nonsense rock and roll”, says Germany’s Musicheadquarter. “Like a Tarantino soundtrack,” says Melbourne’s Beat Magazine.
Expect primal country-tinged dirty rock, devil’s rib bone rhythms and scorching leads strung like delicious party lights around Webb’s offbeat story-telling and gritty vocals.
The new album will be the band’s fifth and was recorded in Black Box studio in the Loire Valley late last year by David Odlum. It’s being produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff.
Every band says their next record is their best but in this case it would be misleading not to. Something pretty sweet happened in the French countryside and the band is hanging to get this new stuff out there.
Acclaim for previous releases include 4* from Rolling Stone for The Girl Who Laughed Too Much, while follow-up ‘Overboard’ topped that. They’ve had songs run hard on radio – ‘Don’t Feel So Sad, ‘Gone Gone Gone’ – and kicked out many 100s of cracking shows across three continents, from the large (Amsterdam’s Melkweg, Saarbrucken Castle), to the small (and superbly elegant Café Vinyl), to the venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot).
You may have seen them in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Cambodia, and I doubt you would forget it if you had.
Just make sure you catch them this time too.
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Germany / Netherlands / Switzerland booking: Manuel Klemm/ Zeroblues – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Webb Band is:
Rich Webb – vocals, guitar
Phil Wakemen – guitar, vocals
George-Savva Georgiou – bass, double bass, vocals
David Eugene Webb – drums, accordion
* Thumping alterno rock and tender urban balladry. Time Out, London
* Like a Tarantino soundtrack. Beat, Melbourne
* A steamship trip on the Mississippi, at times a road movie, at times an ode to love, and at times no nonsense rock and roll. Musicheadquarter, Germany
Words about Beautiful World
* Low-key, darkly glamorous tales of lost love and infidelity. Subba-Cultcha, UK
* An album of gorgeous contradictions and effervescent intensities. InPress, Melbourne
* Wonderfully inventive – employing a kind of narrative storytelling that transcends the usual form of song. Across the Tracks, 3PBS, album of the week
* Desert rock, capturing the concept of Australiana completely – like a trip through the outback where you are continually fascinated by the scenery as it richly unfolds. Melodie & Rhythmus, Germany
The Beautiful World album delivered two radio singles in Germany – Gone Gone Gone and title track Beautiful World which was used by the German anti-nuclear organisation .ausgestrahlt.
Words about Overboard
* Classy package from olde M-Town. Rolling Stone, Australia
* Subliminal, dangerous, impending and mystic. Angehort, Germany
* Tracks like ‘Move on Over’ and ‘Burn in Hell’ demonstrate Rich Webb’s commanding presence … his husky dry voice resonating amongst a sea of howling guitars and deliberate, solid bass lines. Rough Trade, UK
* Not only has it got everything you need if you want to plunge overboard but it’s also like some sort of art statement from which it’s difficult to leave. Bremer Stadtillustrierte, Germany
Words about the live show
* From the opening song Gone Gone Gone, they lifted the mood in the hall … this band were celebrated. Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine
* A trip into the bittersweet world of country, the Antipodean way. David McComb rest in peace. Hope & Anchor, London
* Howlingly good, dark-hued Aussie popmeister. London Evening Standard