Bryan Webb

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Bryan Webb
Also known as Bry Webb
Born (1977-06-22) 22 June 1977 (age 38)
Origin London, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Idée Fixe
Associated acts Shoulder

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.


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]



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


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Armstrong, Denis (25 March 2009). "Constantines singer quits nightlife". Jam!. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bryan Webb Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Webb Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "29th Genie Awards » Nominees for Achievement in Music: Original Song". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Canada's Awards Database Bry Webb". 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.). 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.). 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.). ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  9. ^ ""Provider" (sound recording) / Bry Webb", (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.). ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Gillis, Carla (24 November 2011). "Disc Review » Bry Webb - Provider (Idée Fixe)". Now (newspaper) 31 (13) (Toronto: Now Communications Inc). p. 62. ISSN 0712-1326. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bry Webb Artist Page". 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). 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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