Unkle Bob

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Unkle Bob
Origin United Kingdom UK
Genres Indie rock
Years active (2003-2011)(2012-present)
Labels Friendly Sounds
Website http://www.unklebob.com/
Members Rick Webster
Past members Tad MacDonald
Geoff Widdowson
Stuart Cartwright
Ron Yeadon
Chloe Treacher
Chris ?

Unkle Bob is a band based in the UK, formed in and around Glasgow University. Led by singer/songwriter Rick Webster, Unkle Bob have variously been compared to acts as diverse as R.E.M., Prefab Sprout and Radiohead.

Their debut album Sugar & Spite was released on October 16, 2006 on Friendly Sounds / Mother City – a label set up by James guitarist/violinist Saul Davies and Aaron Moore (Ministry of Sound/EMI). They released a double single entitled "Satellite/Bad Dream" on April 5, 2009.

Unkle Bob toured with The Feeling, February 2007 (Germany), The Proclaimers, September 2007 (UK/Ireland), and North America with James in September/October 2008. They embarked on another tour in autumn 2009 with British vocal quartet The Vagabond Trills. They toured with Goo Goo Dolls, Fall 2010 (United Kingdom).

Unkle Bob released their second album, Shockwaves, in 2010. It includes 3 tracks produced by Ken Nelson.

On November 10, 2011 Unkle Bob announced on their official page they were splitting after 9 years together

On November 5, 2012 Rick Webster announced on the official web page that he would release a new EP under the name Unkle Bob as a solo artist.

In June, 2013 Unkle Bob went to Changsha, Hunan Province in China and became better known in China

Band members[edit]

  • Rick Webster (vocals, guitar)




  • Flux - 2008 (US only)
  • Letters - 2012


  • "Too Many People" - 19 June 2006
  • "The Hit Parade" - 16 Oct 2006
  • "Put A Record On" – 19 Feb 2007
  • "Swans" - (US download only) Feb 2007
  • "Satellite/Bad Dream" 5 April 2009

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