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Rich Webb

About

Rich Webb

  • Alt-country from Melbourne, Australia
  • Two times winner at the 2019 Independent Music Awards in New York – Best Alt-Country Album (Le Rayon Vert) and Best Alt-Country Single (Let it Rain)
  • ‘Le Rayon Vert’ scored strong reviews and some solid radio airplay (thanks 3RRR and 3PBS)
  • Australian shows happening pre-Covid

Rich Webb has delivered roaring shows from the large (Melkweg, Amsterdam and Saarbrucken CastleGermany), to the smaller but in many ways more excellent (Drunken Poet, Old Bar and Café Vinyl, Germany), and also in venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot, Cambodia and Turning Point at the top of a German mountain).

Rich Webb has recently performed at Groove and Graze, Brewer’s Feast, Knox Festival and National Sustainable Living Festival.

“A grand achievement, Le Rayon Vert is an album for weary ears, tainted hearts and those who just so happen to live in a wood cabin” -Beat Magazine 9/10

“The fast-paced, gun-slinger sound makes ‘Let it Rain’ the perfect
outlaw track” -Music News Today

“A drive through Route 66 in a 1976 Eldorado Cadillac
whilst the sun sets” -Rock on the Radar

“Le Rayon Vert is a masterpiece that captivates from the first to the last note – it’s a gripping mix of desert-hot Americana, atmospheric indie,
and elegantly rumbling garage rock” -Country Music News International

“Webb’s voice takes the most emotional role – alone his earthy, scratchy
timbre would be enough to fill a dozen albums”  -Soultrain

“Stoner caught our ear with its noir verses and power pop on codeine chorus. It’s lush and swooning in the way its glides and soars at different times” –Post To Wire

“Since 2007, Webb has been delighting his fans worldwide with this quaint mixture that hardly any other artist has perfected so well”  -Metalglory

“Like John Mellencamp on drugs” -Darkstars

“Le Rayon Vert is an album for those who are cosmopolitan, like to have variety and want to chill every now and then” -Crossfire Metal

“At a later hour, after an eventful party evening, it’s just perfect listening” -Metalogy

About Le Rayon Vert

Le Rayon Vert was recorded by David Odlum in France and by Arno Jordan and Wolfgang Manns in Germany. It was produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff. Mastering was by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton/Tom Waits) at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville.

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

“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

“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

“Like a Tarantino soundtrack” –Beat Magazine

“Thumping alterno rock and tender urban balladry” –Time Out, London

Words about previous Rich Webb albums:

Previous Rich Webb release The Girl Who Laughed Too Much scored 4* in Rolling Stone, while follow-up Overboard topped that in Europe.

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

* In a humorous and charming way, Webb knew how to make the audience dance and laugh in the full vaulted cellar, Die Rheinpfalz, Germany

* In addition to rousing music, Rich Webb ensured good entertainment, presenting a mix of garage and indie rock with tons of Americana sound, that could not better fit the Kassel scene bar. Joe’s Garage review HNA