Benji Webbe

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Benji Webbe
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Benji Webbe at The Quake Club, Woking
Background information
Birth name Clive Webbe
Also known as CJ Webbe
Benji Webbe
The DirtyDred
Born (1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 47)
Newport, Wales
Genres Nu metal, reggae, alternative metal
Years active 1993—present
Labels Bieler Bros. Records
Atlantic Records
Lava Records
BMG / RCA
Associated acts Mass Mental
Dub War
Skindred
Torna-K
Website www.skindred.net

Clive "Benji" Webbe (born March 11th 1967) is a Welsh singer best known as the lead vocalist for the a reggae/nu metal band Skindred and as a former member of Dub War.[1] He has also featured on albums by Bullet For My Valentine and Soulfly, and plays the synthesizer in Skindred.

Benji Webbe is a native of Newport, Wales and a veteran of the rock explosion of the mid-90s which led to Spin magazine dubbing the town 'The New Seattle'.

Career[edit]

Webbe first came to prominence with Dub War, releasing two studio albums, Pain and Wrongside of Beautiful. A third album was in the works before the band split in 1999. Benji left Earache after they refused to let him record a solo album, which was intended to move to a more hip-hop sound.[2] After a short lived project with Robert Trujillo, Mass Mental, which released one studio and one live album, Webbe formed Skindred with former members of Dub War. Due to a dispute with the record label, a new lineup moved to Bieler Bros. and has released 5 studio albums, the latest being 2014's Kill The Power.

In 2006, Webbe performed with Korn at the 2006 Download Festival, while Korn's lead singer Jonathan Davis was seriously ill. He has also appeared on Bullet For My Valentine's 2008 album Scream Aim Fire (on "Take It Out On Me"), as well as Soulfly's debut album (on "Quilombo" and "Prejudice").

Discography[edit]

Skindred discography[edit]

Main article: Skindred discography
Year Title
2002 Babylon
2004 Babylon (2004 re-issue)
2007 Roots Rock Riot
2009 Shark Bites and Dog Fights
2011 Union Black
2014 Kill The Power

Dub War discography[edit]

Year Title
1993 Words of Dubwarning
1995 Pain
1996 Wrong Side of Beautiful
1998 Step Ta Dis
2009 Demos 2010
2010 The Dub, The War And The Ugly

Mass Mental? discography[edit]

Year Title
1999 How To Write Love Songs
1999 Live in Tokyo

References[edit]