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Rich Webb

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Rich Webb

  • New rollocking single ‘Let it Rain’ has hit radio and is grabbing great reviews
  • The fast paced, gun slinger sound makes ‘Let it Rain’ the perfect outlaw track, says Music News Today
  • It’s a drive through Route 66 in a 1976 Eldorado Cadillac whilst the sun sets, says Rock on the Radar
  • ‘Let it Rain’ video getting strong support on YouTube
  • European dates booking now
  • New album ‘Le Rayon Vert’ mixed and produced by multiple BAFTA-winner Howard Bargroff

New Rich Webb single Let it Rain is currently spinning madly across Australia, Germany and the UK.

The band worked with Other Brother Studios in London to create a gorgeous video for Let it Rain which premiered on global rock website PureGrainAudio on Friday, 17 July. It’s getting some strong interest on YouTube, topping 12,000 views in the first week – check it out here.

An electric blend of Americana and garage rock, with a sprinkle of country rock with some
scorching riffs” – PureGrainAudio.

Germany/Switzerland tour – October 2018

Rich Webb will be bringing their electric blend of Americana, garage rock and offbeat gothic tales back to the UK, Germany and Switzerland in October to support ‘Let it Rain’ and new album ‘Le Rayon Vert’.

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 – Rock on the Radar, UK

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

Like a Tarantino soundtrack – Beat Magazine, Australia

Le Rayon Vert

The new album was recorded by David Odlum in France last year, and by Arno Jordan and Wolfgang Manns in Germany, and was produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff, known not only for his music work but for his film and TV success on shows such as Sherlock, The Night Manager and Ripper Street.

Mastering was by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton/Tom Waits) at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville.

Previous Rich Webb release The Girl Who Laughed Too Much scored 4* in Rolling Stone, while follow-up Overboard topped that throughout Europe. The band has delivered roaring shows from the large (Amsterdam’s Melkweg and Germany’s Saarbrucken Castle), to the small (and superbly elegant Café Vinyl, Germany), to the venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot, Cambodia).

You may have seen them recently in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands or Cambodia, and I doubt you would forget it if you had.

Just make sure you catch the band this time too.

 

Rich Webb are:

Rich Webb – vocals, guitar
Phil Wakemen – guitar, keyboards, vocals
George-Savva Georgiou – bass, double bass, vocals
David Eugene Webb – drums, accordion

The band was formed in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, picked up a couple of mates in London and Tunbridge Wells, and are now spread across the globe. Rich spends loads of time these days in Australia’s rock and roll capital Melbourne, while Phil, George and David can be found across the UK and on occasion in parts of Europe. The band has a strong connection with Germany through good mate Manuel Klemm, who is based in Dillich outside of Kassel, and has toured Germany many times.

 

Germany / Netherlands / Switzerland: Manuel Klemm / Zeroblues – m.klemm@zeroblues.de

Germany radio: Alisa Sieland / Medialuchs alisa.sieland@medialuchs.de

UK publicity: Pete Bassett / Quite Great – pete@quitegreat.co.uk

Australia: Rich Webb / All Killer Music – richwebb@allkiller.com

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Live

* 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