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Webbe at The Quake Club, Woking
|Birth name||Clive John Webbe|
|Also known as||CJ Webbe
11 March 1967 |
|Genres||Nu metal, reggae, alternative metal|
|Associated acts||Mass Mental
Clive John "Benji" Webbe (born 11 March 1967) is a Welsh singer best known as the lead vocalist for the a reggae/nu metal band Skindred as well as lead singer of Dub War, Mass Mental and his own solo project. 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'.
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. 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 2015's Volume.
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").
In 2015 Benji released his debut solo album, a purely reggae album entitled I Haven't Been Nicking In Ages, produced by Monsta Boy. He has also been performing intermittently with the reformed Mass Mental and in 2015, Dub War.
|2015||I Haven't Been Nicking In Ages|
|2004||Babylon (2004 re-issue)|
|2007||Roots Rock Riot|
|2009||Shark Bites and Dog Fights|
|2014||Kill The Power|
Dub War discography
|1993||Words of Dubwarning|
|1996||Wrong Side of Beautiful|
|1998||Step Ta Dis|
|2010||The Dub, The War And The Ugly|
Mass Mental? discography
|1999||How To Write Love Songs|
|1999||Live in Tokyo|
|2004||Bullet for My Valentine||Jeff Killed John (EP)||"Nation2Nation"|
|2008||Scream Aim Fire||"Take It Out on Me"|
|2010||Forever Never||I Can't Believe it's Not Metal||"Boombastic"|
|2015||Silly Band!||Water is the ruination of Everything||Save my Farm|
|2015 |Modestep |Circles |London Road
- Loftus, Johnny. "Biography: Skindred". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 March 2010.