Rhys Webb (musician)

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Rhys 'Spider' Webb
Birth name Rhys Timothy Somerset Webb
Also known as Spider Webb
Born (1983-02-18) 18 February 1983 (age 31)
Origin Southend on Sea, United Kingdom
Genres Post-punk revival, Garage rock revival, Alternative rock, Blues, Electronic
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Loog
Stolen Transmission
XL Recordings
Associated acts The Horrors, The Diddlers, Spider and the Flies

Rhys Webb (formerly known as Spider Webb) is a British musician, known primarily for being a member of the band The Horrors. Webb was born on 18 February 1983 to Timothy and Rhiannon Webb. He has a sister Angharad Webb known as Harry, and a brother Huw Webb, previously the bassist for the band S.C.U.M, and now a member of the bands Astral Pattern and Blueprint Blue.

Musical career[edit]

Webb is best known for his role as bass guitarist, and formerly organist, for The Horrors, an alternative rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea. Webb became interested in music from an early age, beginning his interest in record collecting when he realised that his music taste was very different from his peers'.[1] He began playing in bands from as young as fourteen, before joining The Horrors in 2005. Webb worked in a Bagel Delicatessan on Leigh Broadway, Leigh On Sea, Essex after this period[2]

Along with The Horrors keyboardist Tom Cowan, Webb has a side project, Spider and The Flies, who play electronic music. Their EP, Something Clockwork This Way Comes was released in 2009.[3] Webb is also the vocalist in Bo Diddley cover band, the Diddlers.[4] He is also an established DJ.[5]


  1. ^ YouTube video. Youtube.com (2011-09-18). Retrieved on 2011-12-25.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Dragnet #1: New Music From Atlas Sound, Marco Bernardi, Spider And The Flies. Thequietus.com. 30 March 2009. Retrieved on 2011-12-25.
  4. ^ The Diddlers live review. Psychkicks.com (2011-05-15). Retrieved on 2011-12-25.
  5. ^ [2][dead link]