John Webster (musician)

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John Webster is a musician, engineer and producer who primarily plays keyboards. He began his musical career as a young child, trained in classical piano until his early teens, and then moved on to playing in rock bands. One of his first bands, Stonebolt landed a top 30 U.S hit with its first release in 1978 and went on to record four successful albums.

He joined the band Red Rider in 1984, performing on that year's Breaking Curfew album and remaining with the group until they disbanded in 1989. Following Red Rider's breakup, Webster continued to work closely in productions with its leader, Tom Cochrane, including his highly successful Mad Mad World album.

Through the 80’s and 90’s he worked on many major recordings done in Vancouver’s Little Mountain Sound Studios with producers Bruce Fairbairn and Bob Rock.

Webster has appeared on many albums by established artists all over the musical spectrum. His production achievements include two Juno awards, many nominations, and numerous multi-platinum Canadian releases in both languages.

He also composes music for film. He composed the scores for the 2005 films Rapid Fire and Absolute Zero.

His partner is songwriter/artist Annette Ducharme.

Discography[edit]

  • AerosmithPump —Keyboards
  • AerosmithGet a Grip —Keyboards, Programming
  • Aerosmith —Nine Lives —Keyboards
  • Blue MurderBlue Murder —Keyboards, Keyboard Programming
  • CinderellaLong Cold Winter —Keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider —Tom Cochrane & Red Rider —Keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider —Victory Day —Bass, Keyboards, Producer
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider —The Symphony Sessions —Keyboards
  • Tom CochraneMad Mad World —Arranger, Keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane —Ragged Ass Road —Keyboards,Producer, Engineer
  • Tom Cochrane —Songs of a Circling Spirit —Mix
  • Tom Cochrane —X-Ray Sierra —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane —Trapeze —Engineer, Mix
  • Red RiderBreaking Curfew —Keyboards
  • The MoffatsSubmodalities —Keyboards
  • Alice CooperHey Stoopid —Keyboards
  • The CultSonic Temple —Keyboards
  • Kevin ParentLes Vents ont Changé —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Kevin Parent —Le Grand Parleur — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • TemplarUnder The Sun —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jet Set SatelliteBlueprint — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • CherLove Hurts — Keyboards
  • PoisonFlesh and Blood— Keyboards
  • AC/DCThe Razor’s Edge — Programming
  • Bon JoviSlippery When Wet— Programming
  • Bon Jovi —New Jersey — Programming
  • Van HalenBalance — Keyboards
  • Rush —Counterparts — Keyboards
  • Bif NakedFive Songs and a Poem — Keyboards, Programming
  • Bif Naked —I Bificus — Keyboards, Programming, Producer
  • Bif Naked —Bif Naked — Keyboards Programming
  • Dan Reed Network —Dan Reed Network, 3rd album —Keyboards
  • David Bowie —Pretty Pink Rose, Lucille — Keyboards
  • Kingdom ComeKingdom Come —Keyboards
  • Little Caesar —Little Caesar — Keyboards
  • Electric BoysFunk-O-Metal Carpet Ride — Keyboards
  • WarrantCherry Pie —Keyboards
  • Annette DucharmeBloom —Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Tortured —Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Sanctuary— Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Blue Girl — Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Toilet Trained— Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • London QuireboysLondon Quireboys — Keyboards
  • Annihilator — Set the World on Fire — Keyboards
  • Nina GordonTonight and the Rest of My Life... — Keyboards
  • Eric Lapointe — Invite Les Vatours —Arranger, Keyboards Programming
  • Eric Lapointe — A l’Ombre de L'Ange— Arranger, Keyboards Programming
  • Gowan — Lost Brotherhood — Keyboards
  • Grapes of Wrath — Treehouse — Keyboards
  • Idle Eyes — Idle Eyes — Keyboards
  • Limblifter — Bellaclava — Keyboards,
  • Raymond May — Unadulterated Addiction— Keyboards
  • Kim MitchellAural Fixations —Keyboards, Producer
  • Mötley CrüeDr. Feelgood —Keyboards, Programming
  • Mötley Crüe — Decade of Decadence —Keyboards
  • Paperboys — Molinos —Keyboards, Producer, Engineer, Mix
  • Rock and Hyde — Under the Volcano —Keyboards, Programming
  • Rockhead — Rockhead. — Keyboards
  • Mick RonsonHeaven and Hull — Keyboards
  • David Lee RothA Little Ain't Enough — Keyboards
  • ScorpionsFace the Heat— Keyboards
  • Stonebolt — Stonebolt — Keyboards
  • Stonebolt — Keep It Alive — Keyboards
  • Stonebolt — New Set of Changes — Keyboards
  • Suicidal TendenciesArt of Rebellion — Keyboards
  • Rymes With Orange— Trapped in the Machine, Toy Train —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • After All — How High The Moon —Producer, Keyboards
  • Special Guests — the first Album — Producer, Engineer, and Mix, Keyboards
  • A Perfect Day — A Perfect Day — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Winston — Passengers — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Clumsy Lovers — After the Flood —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Clumsy Lovers — Smart Kid — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • A Perfect Day — All Over Everything — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jordie Birch — Beatrice —mixed
  • Soul Decision — single — remixes
  • Oliver Haze — Wandering Trip —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Immigrants — The Immigrants —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Paperboys —Postcards — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Sean MacDonald — Butterflies — mixed
  • Captain Tractor — Celebrity Traffic Jam — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Pure — Pure — Producer, Engineer
  • Pure — Generation Six-pack — mixed
  • Soundtrack — Urban Legend —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Salvador Dream — Salvador Dream —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Johnny Ferreira— Sax on the Beach — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Soundtrack — A Guy Thing J,Stiles/J. LeeFilm — Engineer, Mix
  • Boom Desjardins— Boom Desjardins —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Boom Desjardins— Rock le Quebec — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Boom Desjardins— Avec le Temps — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Ron Sexsmith — Late Bloomer — Keyboards
  • Jann Arden — Covers 2 — keyboards
  • Jonas — Suite Life — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jonas — Promised land — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jonas — Jonas — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Heck — the heck — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • The Vincent Black Shadow— Fear is in the Water — Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Tailor-made Fable — — Mix, Keyboards
  • Soma City Ward — — Mix
  • Nazanin — Nazanin — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jodi Rescher — — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Stefane Moraille (Bran Van 3000)— — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jaydee Bixby — Cowboys and Cadillacs —Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • Jaydee Bixby — Easy to Love — Producer, Engineer, Mix, Keyboards
  • 22nd Century—Where's Howie—Producer,Engineer,Mix
  • Bif Naked — Superbeautifulmonster —Keyboards, Mix
  • Kevin Parent — Fangless Wolf faces Winter— Keyboards
  • Colin James—Take it from the Top—Keyboards
  • The Suits XL — mix
  • Tragically Hip—We Are the Same_Keyboards
  • Micheal Buble— Christmas — Hammond B3

Film and TV credits[edit]

  • Anywhere but here (20th Century Fox)
  • Urban legend (Tri-Star)
  • Sweetwater (HBO)
  • Urban legend (Tri-Star)
  • A Guy Thing-Jason Lee /Julia Stiles movie
  • Fashion TV –numerous
  • Edgemount CBCSeries title track
  • Anna Nicole Show
  • “Rapid Fire” movie score composer/performer
  • “Absolute Zero “movie score composer/performer

Awards[edit]

  • Juno Award Best Group 1986- for Red Rider
  • Juno Award Roots Traditional 1998-- for The Paperboys
  • Juno Award Best Francophone Album 2002-- for Kevin Parent
  • Felix Award Engineer of the year 2002-- for Kevin Parent
  • Socan #1 Award-“Pour Te Voir” 2005

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