John Webster (musician)

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John Webster
Occupation(s) Musician, engineer, composer
Instruments Keyboard
Years active 1978-present
Associated acts

John Webster is a musician, engineer and producer who primarily plays keyboards. He began his musical career as a 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 1990. Webster then continued to work closely in productions with its leader, Tom Cochrane, including his highly successful Mad Mad World album.

Through the 80s and 90s 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 films, including Rapid Fire (2005) and Absolute Zero.

His partner is songwriter/artist Annette Ducharme.

Discography[edit]

  • 22nd Century — Where's Howie — producer, engineer, mix
  • AC/DCThe Razors Edge — programming
  • Aerosmith — Get a Grip — keyboards, programming
  • Aerosmith — Nine Liveskeyboards
  • AerosmithPump — keyboards]
  • After All — How High the Moon — producer, keyboards
  • Annihilator — Set the World on Fire — keyboards
  • Jann ArdenCovers 2 — keyboards
  • Bif NakedFive Songs and a Poem — keyboards
  • Bif Naked — Superbeautifulmonster — keyboards, mix
  • Jordie Birch — Beatrice — mix
  • Jaydee Bixby — Cowboys and Cadillacs — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Jaydee Bixby — Easy to Love — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Blue MurderBlue Murder — keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Bon JoviSlippery When Wet — programming
  • Bon Jovi — New Jersey — programming
  • Boom Desjardins — Avec le Temps — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Boom DesjardinsBoom Desjardins — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Boom Desjardins — Rock le Quebec — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Michael BubléChristmasHammond B3 organ
  • Captain Tractor — Celebrity Traffic Jam — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • CherLove Hurts — keyboards
  • CinderellaLong Cold Winter — keyboards
  • The Clumsy Lovers — After the Flood — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • The Clumsy Lovers — Smart Kid — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane — Mad Mad Worldarranger, keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane — Ragged Ass Road — keyboards, producer, engineer
  • Tom Cochrane — Songs of a Circling Spiritmix
  • Tom Cochrane — Trapeze — engineer, mix
  • Tom Cochrane — X-Ray Sierra — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider — The Symphony Sessions — keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider — Tom Cochrane & Red Rider — keyboards
  • Tom Cochrane & Red Rider — Victory Daybass, keyboards, producer
  • Alice CooperHey Stoopid — keyboards
  • The CultSonic Temple — keyboards
  • Annette DucharmeBloom — producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Blue Girl — producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Sanctuary — producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Toilet Trained — producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Annette Ducharme — Tortured — producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Electric BoysFunk-O-Metal Carpet Ride — keyboards
  • Johnny Ferreira — Sax on the Beach — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Nina GordonTonight and the Rest of My Life... — keyboards
  • Gowan — Lost Brotherhood — keyboards
  • Grapes of Wrath — Treehouse — keyboards
  • Oliver Haze — Wandering Trip — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • The Heck — The Heck — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Idle Eyes — Idle Eyes — keyboards
  • The Immigrants — The Immigrants — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Colin James — Take It from the Top — keyboards
  • Jet Set SatelliteBlueprint — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Jonas — Jonas — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Jonas — Promised Land — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Jonas — Suite Life — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Kingdom ComeKingdom Come — keyboards
  • Eric Lapointe — Invite Les Vatours — arranger, keyboards, programming
  • Eric Lapointe — A l'Ombre de L'Ange — arranger, keyboards, programming
  • Limblifter — Bellaclava — keyboards
  • Little Caesar — Little Caesar — keyboards
  • London QuireboysLondon Quireboys — keyboards
  • Sean MacDonald — Butterflies — mix
  • Raymond May — Unadulterated Addiction — keyboards
  • Kim MitchellAural Fixations — keyboards, producer
  • The MoffatsSubmodalities — keyboards
  • Stefane Moraille (Bran Van 3000) — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Mötley Crüe — Decade of Decadence — keyboards
  • Mötley CrüeDr. Feelgood — keyboards, programming
  • Nazanin — Nazanin — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Paperboys — Molinos — keyboards, producer, engineer, mix
  • The PaperboysPostcards — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Kevin Parent — Fangless Wolf Faces Winter — keyboards
  • Kevin Parent — Le Grand Parleur — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Kevin ParentLes Vents ont Changé — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • A Perfect Day — All Over Everything — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • A Perfect Day — A Perfect Day — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • PoisonFlesh and Blood — keyboards
  • Pure — Generation Six-pack — mix
  • Pure — Pure — producer, engineer
  • Red RiderBreaking Curfew — keyboards
  • Jodi Rescher — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Rock and Hyde — Under the Volcano — keyboards, programming
  • RockheadRockhead — keyboards
  • Mick RonsonHeaven and Hull — keyboards
  • David Lee RothA Little Ain't Enough – keyboards
  • RushCounterparts — keyboards
  • Rymes with OrangeOne More Mile — mix
  • Rymes with Orange — Trapped in the Machine — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Salvador Dream — Salvador Dream — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • ScorpionsFace the Heat — keyboards
  • Ron Sexsmith — Late Bloomer — keyboards
  • Soma City Ward — mix
  • SoulDecision — single — remix
  • SoundtrackA Guy Thing (Julia Stiles/Jason Lee film) — engineer, mix
  • SoundtrackUrban Legend — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Special Guests — the first Album — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Stonebolt — Keep It Alive — keyboards
  • Stonebolt — New Set of Changes — keyboards
  • Stonebolt — Stonebolt — keyboards
  • Suicidal TendenciesThe Art of Rebellion — keyboards
  • The Suits XL — mix
  • Tailor-made Fable — mix, keyboards
  • TemplarUnder The Sun — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards
  • Tragically Hip — We Are the Same — keyboards
  • Van HalenBalance — keyboards
  • The Vincent Black Shadow — Fear Is in the Water — engineer, mix, keyboards
  • WarrantCherry Pie — keyboards
  • Winston — Passengers — producer, engineer, mix, keyboards

Film and TV credits[edit]

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 No. 1 Award 2005 — Pour Te Voir

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