Bryan Webb

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Bryan Webb
Also known as Bry Webb
Born (1977-06-22) 22 June 1977 (age 37)
Origin London, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Idée Fixe
Associated acts Shoulder
Constantines
Harbourcoats
Website ideefixerecords.com#artists

Bryan Webb (born 1977),[1] sometimes credited as Bry Webb, is a Canadian singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the indie rock band Constantines.

History[edit]

Webb began his musical career playing in the emo band Shoulder in 1995,[2] and later formed Constantines.[3]

In 2007 he recorded a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" as a duet with Casey Mecija of Ohbijou for the compilation album, Friends in Bellwoods.

In 2009, Webb received a Genie Award nomination in the category Best Achievement in Music – Original Song for "Big Smoke", a song he wrote for the soundtrack to This Beautiful City.[4][5]

While living in Montreal, Webb formed the Harbourcoats and recorded an album. In 2009 Webb and his wife decided to start a family in Guelph.[6] Feist heard the Harbourcoats album and invited him to duet on her album. Webb provided back-up vocals on her album Metals, including the first track "The Bad in Each Other".[7]

With the announced hiatus 12 August 2010 of the Constantines, Webb embraced his new role as a newlywed and father.[8] His debut solo album Provider[9][10][11] was released 15 November 2011 on Toronto label Idée Fixe Records.[12][13] The first single, "Rivers of Gold", was inspired by the Constantines' first time playing the Dawson City Music Festival in the Yukon in 2005.[14] On their second visit to the DCMF, they played their final concert together to date on 16 July 2010.

Webb is also the programming director for CFRU-FM, the campus radio station at the University of Guelph.[15]

Webb contributed the song "Someplace I'm Supposed to Be" to the 1 March 2013 episode of This American Life.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title From the Album
2007 "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" Friends in Bellwoods
2009 "Big Smoke" This Beautiful City
2011 "Rivers of Gold" Provider

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label
2011 Provider Idée Fixe
2014 Free Will Idée Fixe

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, Denis (25 March 2009). "Constantines singer quits nightlife". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bryan Webb Discography". www.discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Webb Credits". www.allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "29th Genie Awards » Nominees for Achievement in Music: Original Song". genieawards.ca. Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Canada's Awards Database Bry Webb". www.academy.ca/awards/. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Khanna, Vish (9 November 2011). "Bry Webb Premieres Two New Songs on Exclaim! TV » News » Nov 09 2011". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc.). www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Khanna, Vish (21 November 2011). "Feist and Bry Webb Find the Good in Each Other » News » Nov 21 2011". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc.). www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Khanna, Vish (December 2011). "Bry Webb's Baby Boom » Interviews » From The Magazine » Dec 2011". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc.). www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  9. ^ ""Provider" (sound recording) / Bry Webb", www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/all (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), AMICUS No. 40062654, retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Khanna, Vish (15 November 2011). "Bry Webb » Provider » Reviews » Folk & Country » Nov 15 2011". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc.). www.exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Gillis, Carla (24 November 2011). "Disc Review » Bry Webb - Provider (Idée Fixe)". Now (magazine) 31 (13) (Toronto: Now Communications Inc). nowtoronto.com. p. 62. ISSN 0712-1326. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bry Webb Artist Page". radio3.cbc.ca. CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  13. ^ Busheikin, Dan (10 November 2011). "WATCH: Bry Webb (of Constantines) performs solo material in studio". Chart (Toronto: Chart Communications). chartattack.com. ISSN 1198-7235. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "The Creative Process: How Bry Webb became the luckiest songwriter in the world while working with Feist". National Post, 19 November 2011.
  15. ^ "CFRU Staff Profiles"
  16. ^ "489 No Coincidence, No Story"

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